Archive for July, 2008

Make Travel Writing Work for You. Here’s How.
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[Posted on: 30 July 2008]
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Most travel writers want to know how to make travel writing work for them. Here’s a hint: it takes dedication, perseverance, education, research, time, and writing. Travel writers whose dreams are to write for magazines or newspapers, work in television, or write books will put the extra time and effort into their dreams. It’s that […]

Freelance Travel Writers Lives: What You Ought To Know
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[Posted on: 28 July 2008]
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Most people probably think that freelance travel writers have it easy because they work from home and travel all over the world. Travel writing is considered a glamorous life but it is work. Yes, there are “perks” of the business but travel writers work really hard at their craft. What’s that old saying, “looks can […]

Everyone Laughed at Her Freelance Travel Writing Rates
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[Posted on: 21 July 2008]
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Travel writers, the most important thing to remember when you set your freelance writing rates is to charge what you are worth! When you begin as a writer, figuring out what to charge clients can become a daunting task. Don’t sweat it. All it takes is a little research and confidence and soon you will […]

How Editors Find and Retain Freelance Writers
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[Posted on: 18 July 2008]
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Freelance travel writers may work with many editors over a period of time. It can be a challenge to work with people who do not understand the artistry of writing. This excerpt is taken from Paul Lima’s blog: “Freelancer writers bring ideas, energy and words to publications. And there’s nothing that makes an editor’s job […]

If You’re Worried About Travel Writing…Don’t Be
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[Posted on: 16 July 2008]
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Travel writing can be an exciting career. The places to see and people to meet are endless. It can be a very rewarding career both personally and professionally. Sadly, not all people follow their dreams. Most will give up on their dream of becoming a travel writer before the “seed” has time to take root. […]

Help Wanted! Have You Been Disappointed by Travel Writing Opportunities?
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[Posted on: 14 July 2008]
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As a travel writer finding and holding onto travel writing opportunities can be a challenge. One minute opportunity knocks, the next minute it disappears into thin air. Stay calm and try not to fret over it. Losing an opportunity could be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps it was not meant to be because too much […]

The Secret of Travel Writing
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[Posted on: 11 July 2008]
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Do you want to know the secret of travel writing? The secret is to be a writer first. That’s it. Be a writer first! As the saying goes “do not put all of your eggs in one basket.” Meaning, write different things and in different styles. As a travel writer do not feel that this […]

Many People Have Travel Writing Careers And You Can Too!
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[Posted on: 9 July 2008]
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Do you dream of a successful travel writing career? All it takes is the right attitude, dedication, and perseverance. Most people give up on their dreams before they’ve had the chance to take root. Our society is one of “quick results.” Many people want instantaneous gratification and satisfaction. It does not work that way. You […]

3 Steps to Funding Your Travel Writing
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[Posted on: 7 July 2008]
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With all the conversations about the economic woes of the U.S. economy, travel writers may put their dream on hold. A little creativity and penny pinching goes a long way. Tune-out the “doom and gloom” speak of the nation and follow that travel writing dream! One way to fund your travel writing is to score […]

5 Secrets to Submitting a Query Letter
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[Posted on: 4 July 2008]
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Submitting a query letter to an editor of any travel publication can be a daunting task but it does not have to be. Editors of travel publications receive many query letters and writings each day. Why not make your query letter stand out from the others? Just make sure your travel writing stands out as […]



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