Monday, February 2nd
Travel Better, Write Better: The Virtuous Cycle of Travel and Creativity
How does travel affect our writing? Whether it’s a trip around the world or just around the corner, place, movement, and distance all have sometimes surprising consequences for our writing.
Learn how where you are affects who you are and how small changes in location can lead to big changes in creative breakthroughs and ideas. You don’t have to be a world traveler to benefit from these insights.
However, if you do travel or dream of traveling more or of doing actual travel writing, you’ll come away with practical tips on how to travel and write better as a result.
BIO: Steve Brock is the CEO of Brand:Wallop, a strategy and integrated marketing consultancy specializing in branding, social marketing (fundraising for non-profits and Corporate Social Responsibility for corporations) and the Internet. Steve has led branding and digital marketing projects for clients ranging from corporations such as Microsoft, Walmart, Rain Bird, and Safeco Insurance, to not-for-profit organizations such as the American Bible Society, American Red Cross, Compassion International, Cru, Focus on the Family, the Salvation Army, and World Vision.
Prior to Brand:Wallop and the previous agency he ran, HighPoint Solutions, Steve served in a variety of leadership roles at World Vision, headed up the import/export division of a Japanese electronics manufacturer, and taught a graduate program in International Marketing and Trade in China. Steve graduated with distinction from The Thunderbird School of Global Management with an MBA in the areas of Pacific Rim studies, Marketing and Mandarin Chinese. Steve holds a BA from the University of Redlands where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a dual major in Economics and German.
And sometimes Steve actually finds time to write about faith and travel at www.MeaningfulTraveler.com and about creativity, travel and meaning atwww.StephenWBrock.com.
Devotional: Karen Higgins, "And It Was Good"
Christian Writer's Coach: Mindy Peltier, "Writing to Heal: Healing to Write"