Archive for July, 2009

We’re Not Amazed with Amazines.com
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[Posted on: 29 July 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Reviews, Writer's Resources]
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Amazines is another article marketing site that can drive web traffic to your site. They claim that they’re dedicated to helping you grow your subscriber list and develop more business. Of course, this is what all travel writers want. However, Amazines.com is not an amazing article marketing site, but it does seem adequate and may […]

WIN a Flip Ultra in our first Scavenger Hunt!
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[Posted on: 28 July 2009]
[Posted in: Contests, Opportunities]
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Who doesn’t love a good Scavenger Hunt? I know I do, so here is our very first one coordinated by Travel-Writers-Exchange.com, sponsored by (and featuring some very cool SWAG from) Royal Holiday Resorts. WIN: A FLIP Video Ultra (sweet!) along with some nifty Royal Holiday Resorts branded logowear – polo shirts, hats, a gym bag, […]

Engage Your Readers to Be a Better Writer
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[Posted on: 27 July 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles]
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Just as the internet has forever changed the world of Publishing, it’s also forever changed the way a Travel Writer connects with his or her audience. In the “olden days” of travel writing, you’d submit your article to a travel magazine, or maybe the travel section of a newspaper, and while you could find out […]

Do You Know How To Query?
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The following article is an excerpt from “Success: Your Path to a Successful Book” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill, and is reprinted with permission (and a big thank you to Maralyn). You can learn more about Maralyn at the end of this article. Do you know how to Query? Magazines, Agents and […]

Add Drama to Your Travel Story with Dramatica Pro
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[Posted on: 22 July 2009]
[Posted in: Reviews, Writer's Resources]
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Travel writers, do you have a travel story in mind that you’ve always wanted to turn into a novel? If so, then Dramatica Pro is a program that can be your “creative writing partner”. Dramatica Pro is the only Story Development software to receive a 4 Star rating from Writers Digest Magazine, and when you […]

Extra, Extra! Submit Your Articles to YourNews
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[Posted on: 20 July 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Reviews]
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YourNews.com is a local article marketing site. Similar to many local online news websites, except that YourNews.com makes it easy for you to sign up for an account and submit your travel articles based on your zip code, which you enter the first time you land on the site. You can also submit travel articles […]

Why Travel Writers Really Need A Niche
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[Posted on: 17 July 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Readers]
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Earlier this week Rebecca did a great job of reviewing ExcellentGuide.com. She made a point about the fact that they were trying to be too many things, instead of just focusing on one and actually being excellent at it, which they weren’t. I felt it was a perfect example of a mistake that a lot […]

Smack Down: Seesmic vs TweetDeck vs Nambu
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[Posted on: 16 July 2009]
[Posted in: Reviews, Technology]
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Last week I happened to mention on Twitter that I was not thrilled with TweetDeck, as it was unstable and crashed regularly on my Mac, and that I was testing an alternative Twitter Client called Nambu. Nambu is a native Mac application, whereas TweetDeck runs on the Adobe AIR platform. I really love Nambu, but […]

ExcellentGuide is….Not So Excellent
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[Posted on: 15 July 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Reviews, Writer's Resources]
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ExcellentGuide.com is a rather odd combination of an Article Submission Site and a Directory of websites, bookmarks, and videos. It appears as if they are trying to single-handedly replace EzineArticles.com, YouTube.com, Digg.com, and the Yahoo Directory. However, if you can overlook the amateurish-looking website and obnoxious Google Ads, and the fact that they explain nothing […]

Connect to the Right Web Host with The WHIR
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[Posted on: 13 July 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Reviews, Technology]
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Choosing a web hosting service can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to websites and hosting services. The WHIR can take the “bite” out of finding a web hosting company. Web Host Industry Review (WHIR) touts themselves to as the “the largest news organization and consumer resource dedicated to the web hosting industry, […]



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