Travel ignites creativity, can broaden your perspective, and make your writing rich. Whether you’re traveling around your town or across the globe, the people and experiences you encounter will make you a more tolerant person and a better storyteller.

Zach discusses how Seattle feels different than his hometown of Nashville and the ways he experienced the city that was different than other cities, like New Orleans and Chicago. Although a bit worn around the edges after their travel, the Career Authors discuss why experiencing the world is something every author should do.

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why getting out of your normal environment is refreshing.
  • How travel can make you healthier.
  • The ways in which people give a city it’s identity.
  • The differences between perceptions of folks on the West Coast, the East Coast, the South, and the Midwest.
  • How iconic landmarks can be used in writing fiction.
  • The size and scope of the United States compared to Europe, and the different ethnicities and nationalities that make America great.

Also, discover why exploring your own town can be fun and exciting.

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