From my travels around the web, these were some stories that really struck me.
1. 15 Travelers Share Their Favorite Bucket List Adventures
This collection of travelers’ favorite adventures is inspirational, and it also introduced me to some new blogs to follow (from Annette of Bucket List Journey).
2. Word Fishers
This fascinating piece is from a writer trying to write his memoir; to do so, he says, you must “kill your father, slander your mother and shame your children.” I look forward to reading his memoir someday (from Bill of The Authentic Life).
3. Searching For Home
What would you write if you had only 42 words to respond to the prompt, “What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?” This Gargleblaster at Yeah Write gave me something to think about (from Stacie’s Snapshots & Tidbits). (I have been loving this new challenge at Yeah Write.)
5. Famous places
This series of photos of famous places shows the “classic” shot as well as a shot of the places in their surroundings, sometimes a crowded city, sometimes a gaggle of tourists (h/t Bridges and Balloons).
6. Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney
This long piece is an amazing story about parents using Disney characters to communicate with and educate their autistic son (from the New York Times Magazine).
7. 9 Books on Reading and Writing
I finally read the writing book Bird by Bird after hearing it recommended for years. This post has great recommendations for books about writing (from Brain Pickings).
8. God in India
Kim’s story about an encounter with a woman in India was stunning, and I am not even a religious person (from So Many Places).
9. How to Create a Story Map
This illustrated explanation of how to make a story map made it look so easy that I am determined to give it a try, even though I am convinced I am one of those people who cannot draw (from Journey Jottings).