Travel is not going to die, ever
12 November 2013
posted by Salman Rashid @ 12:00 AM,
- At November 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Saima Ashraf said...
'a modernistic pseudonym being a cross between blogger and twitter! ' lolz
Writing is not a 'process or act' on gun point. It sprouts spontaneously from hearts, agree.
Travel writing can never end. It can end only when history, geography, sociology, anthropology, geology, humour and, last of all, autobiography all die out.
- At November 13, 2013 at 2:33 PM, said...
As a beacon of light for any writer, what do you advise to the young ones about how to start? I don't know any but is there any other Pakistani travel writer who writes in English?
- At November 13, 2013 at 4:22 PM, Salman Rashid said...
There is no other travel writer in Pakistan. (What passes for this genre in Urdu is a shame!) This is hard work in that the dividends are small. I don't think anyone wants to be a full time travel writer. Some do write articles for papers after a trip somewhere.
- At November 13, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Very astute observation - as always. Thank you very much.
- At November 14, 2013 at 1:54 PM, said...
To become a travel writer is as difficult or easy as becoming any other writer....if u have the talent for it. May b the genes count, for some author fathers did produce writer sons. U can only polish your skills by intensive reading, practice and the ability to perceive an original angle. U cannot create or build a writer from a scratch. U r gifted, friend Salman.
- At November 14, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Thank you, Advisory Tab. My father, incidentally, was a civil engineer and mathematician! No story-tellers in our family.
- At November 17, 2013 at 2:14 PM, said...
Travel may not change but modes and tools and changing and so is travel writing. You have a great blog here.
- At November 18, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Thank you, Anon.
- At December 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM, Maryam Ismail said...
I think that the Travel writing session of the SIBF was one of the best of all at the book fair. I would love to see Mr. Rashid and his books in paperback in UAE very soon inshaAllah
- At December 5, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Salman Rashid said...
Thank you very much, Maryan.My publisher sadly does not believe in paperback editions! But I'm glad you enjoyed the session.
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