Author Profile: Nick O'Connell

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Nick O'Connell Nicholas O’Connell, M.F.A, Ph.D., is the author of "The Storms of Denali" (University of Alaska Press, 2012), "On Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature" (University of Washington Press, 2003), "At the Field’s End: Interviews with 22 Pacific Northwest Writers" (University of Washington Press Press, 1998), "Contemporary Ecofiction" (Charles Scribner’s, 1996) and "Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers" (Mountaineers, 1993). He has contributed to Newsweek, Gourmet, Saveur, Outside, GO, National Geographic Adventure, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sierra, The Wine Spectator, Commonweal, Image and many other places. He is the publisher/editor of The Writer’s Workshop Review and the founder of the online and Seattle-based writing program, You can connect with Nick on Social Media: Facebook: The Writer’s Workshop. Twitter: @nickboconnell Instagram: the.writers.workshop Website URLs:

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The Self As Character: Writing In First Person Point Of View
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Education on 16 December 2019
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Editor’s Note: The following article about narrative essay-style travel writing is a reprint from the author’s website, The Writer’s Workshop, our thanks to Nick for his permission to share it here! First person point of view remains one of the trickiest strategies for any travel writer,… … As well as one of the most effective […]

Writing Travel Stories as a Quest Narrative
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts on 10 September 2018
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When I attended the Pinot Noir Festival in McMinnville, Oregon I was amazed by the quality and quantity of the wine and food. On assignment for Seattle Magazine, I was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of bottles to taste. Even for a wine geek like me, it proved a daunting, though appealing task. As I […]



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