“Were there things that were far too personal to include in the book?”
“Do you do your physical writing while moving? Or do you get motion-sick and have to recreate that experience later when the paper is still?”
“Some people say, “You’re different when away.” A different physical and social context gives rise to a different ‘self’ who sees and responds to the new world in a whole new way. How much, or to what extent, do you think this has to do with it (if anything)?”
These are just some of the questions that were part of the Author Question & Answers at Goodreads, a live chat about the “Worlds Apart” book and about traveling and writing.
The live chat page is online here:
Worlds Apart: Authors Q&A with Dorothee Lang and Smitha Murthy
The nice thing about Goodreads live chats is that they remain there, and you can read through them in the after-live.
Thanks again to Jessi from Folded Word to organizing this event and thanks to everyone who joined the live chat! The thread is still open, so if you have any questions (about the book, travelling, writing, live chats ets) feel free to add them.
More about the book:
In the global world, a traveler from Europe and a teacher from Asia meet in the web, share their journeys, and the joys, longings, and life lessons that wait along the road. Captured in letters and photos that reach from China and India to Germany and the Mediterranean Sea, a dialogue across continents and cultures unfolds: Worl(d)s Apart
PS: Amazon says they need 1-3 weeks depending on place, but it seems they actually deliver within 5-10 days.