Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Don't Forget to Write!

Two of my friends are doing what a lot of people wish they could do if they only had the nerve.

They quit their jobs and travelled to a foreign country. They will live there for anywhere from 6 months until forever, telling the stories of the people they meet there.

No deadlines. No health insurance. No line counts. Just stories.

John Sutter, a former reporter at the Oklahoman, has set up shop in Madagascar.
Jessie Bonner, a former reporter at The Naples Daily News, calls Guatemala her home.

They are chronicling their travels at Post-A-Card, a Web site they've set up. The premise is based on a seminar we all attended a few years ago at Poynter. The idea that every story in the world is connected and all the space you need to tell a good tale can be found on the back of a post card.

These two are great journalists and it would be an understatement to say that I'm a little bit jealous of them.

Check out their work and submit some post cards of your own. I know I will.
After all, everyone has a story to tell.

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