Four Ways Fiction Writing Can Improve Your Hiking

Mark Explores

A couple months ago, I wrote about how hiking can improve your fiction writing. Today I would like to flip that topic on its head and explore how fiction writing can improve your hiking. Since I’ve already established a baseline for the relationship between the two in my previous blog post on the topic, I’m going to jump right in.

Sense of Story:

In hiking, there’s often very little to give you a sense of the world as a place where stories are constantly happening. In fact, it’s usually quite the contrary: when you go to a park, everything is in a state of more or less suspended animation. Much like a museum, things are expected to be in one particular place or state of being at all times, without change or alteration, and if they aren’t, then something’s wrong.

Yet real life doesn’t follow the rules of a…

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