Will it fascinate the reader? It won’t.

It’s natural for all of us when we have gone to a certain place to feel that we are the first people who ever went there or thought such sensitive thoughts about it. Fair enough: it’s what keeps us going and validates our experience. … But that is ground already covered by multitudes of people. … The article that records everything you did on your trip will fascinate you because it was your trip. Will it fascinate the reader? It won’t. -by William Zinsser

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