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Wendy Mewes Writer, Walker, Guide

Member of The Society of Authors, Travelwriters UK, Association des Ecrivains bretons

Articles

The focus of my work is Brittany’s landscape, history and culture. I have written many articles for the press or professional websites. Publications featuring my work at one time or another include The Independent, The Guardian, French Property News and Brittany Ferries’ magazine, Voyage . I have also written texts for businesses such as London City Airport, Inntravel and Freewheeling France.

Extract from Independent article on Brittany’s Green Ways

‘The Green Ways experience is certainly tame, with maintained surfacing, the lack of significant gradient and frequently narrow perspectives dictated by geography.

On these paths a traveller measures himself against man-made structures rather than the full scale of nature. What’s a long walk without that unbeatable feeling of breasting a steep hill to a wide-ranging view?  ….. But the Green Ways are all about connection, providing the opportunity to move swiftly and safely between points of interest. For many, their limitations are positive benefits for ease of transit. Undoubtedly an invaluable resource for active visitors, these routes offer the explorer of Brittany’s remarkable history and heritage all gain and no pain.’

 I was asked to contribute an article to the American series Now Write (published by Tarcher-Penguin) in the volume Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror (February 2014). This series aims to help people develop their writing skills, with established writers offering insights and exercises. My piece is about forest, real and metaphorical.