East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

A better writer and a better man


Adventurer and writer Alastair Humphreys about some of the basic needs of writers (and everybody else). Filmed in some breath-taking locations.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “A better writer and a better man

  1. What a beautiful location, but oh, that water looked cold! If I went to a remote place to write, I think I’d give up on the laptop and just bring a notebook and pen.


    • My handwriting is so ugly I rarely write in longhand these days.
      But I do carry a notebook around to jot down notes and sketch mind maps for projects.
      I still believe a good sturdy notebook and a pen are the best gifts for a writer.
      (and yes, jumping in rivers like that is bonkers!)


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