Writing Tip

My dad, Donald Bain, an author of more than 120 books, loved the saying, “If I had more time, I would have written less.”

Ever since I was a little girl, starting out as a writer, following in his footsteps, I have thought about that saying often. I am not sure where he got it from, I don’t think he coined it, but in my mind, it is one of the most important pieces of advice that my dad taught to me about writing. In a nutshell, it means that the more time you have to write, the more time you have to edit out unnecessary words.

In my NYC travel guidebooks, I write pages and pages of information about restaurants, sights, hotels and give lots of NYC-related advice and tips.

In this blog, I write less–about those same wonderful NYC spots, hotels and restaurants. I have more time to do it. I don’t have deadlines breathing down my back to get these posts finished or publishers waiting for my guidebook copy.

I have the pleasure of time to share with you my love for NYC.

Author: Laurie Bain Wilson

I write about travel, food and lifestyle, for outlets including The Boston Globe and OpenTable.com. As a contributing writer to TravelChannel.com, I was the site’s NYC expert and wrote dozens of pieces. I have also written for other publications and websites, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Time Out NY For Kids, salon.com, travelmuse.com, Boston Herald, New England Travel & Life, Woman’s Day, New York Daily News, Parenting and more. I was a travel editor for ten years at a national glossy bridal magazine in NYC where I wrote and edited hundreds of articles that revolved around planning honeymoons and destination weddings. I still write about honeymoons for bridal magazines. And I also collaborated on How to Organize Just About Everything with Peter Walsh; I wrote 80 mini-chapters. I have written several travel guidebooks and a children’s baseball novel, Catcher in the Sky. I also co-authored several Murder, She Wrote novels--they are Manhattans and Murder, Rum and Razors and Three Strikes, You're Dead. If you’d like to check out some of my articles, please visit http://muckrack.com/laurieheather If you’re on Twitter, please follow me @laurieheather And my linked in profile can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebainwilson

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