Why do authors like trains? Here are some exciting discoveries.

“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment, I know where I am going.” Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder       Jessica Gross delves into why writers like trains…

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How to write a mystery like Agatha Christie.

Calling all mystery writers who dream of writing a classic like Murder on the Orient Express.               First, it helps if you are struggling with personal traumas.  It could be childhood traumas or adult traumas. You may have a simmering life incident that hangs around.  Now it’s time to stop…

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Check out the first stewardesses' highflying experiences.

  “Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.”  Eddie Rickenbacker       Ellen Church succeeded. Boeing Air Transport, the predecessor of United Airlines agreed to hire eight women, conditionally, for a three-month experiment. The country’s first stewardesses journey began on May 15, 1930, when Church and…

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How to experience the allure of trains in literature.

Trains are more than a mode of transportation. Pick up many great novels and discover that trains are the symbols and themes of the books. Trains as symbols in literature give stories depth.  Trains are a place where people accidentally meet, go their separate ways, take the time to think, work on something, and even…

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Charge your life with adventure – take a luxury train trip

Luxury trains take you on a journey that shines over the destination.  Compare luxury train journeys to the car or air travel. When you take a vacation by car you can’t wait to get the drive over and reach your vacation stop. And air travel can be miserable since you’re stuffed into tight seats that…

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