Archive for August, 2009

So You Want to Write an eBook?
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[Posted on: 31 August 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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Although I’m primarily a travel writer, I recently co-wrote an eBook for women, about success. Allow me to share with you what I’ve learned from the experience, and some tips on writing an eBook. Writing an eBook is a much different experience than writing a traditional printed-and-bound book, but writing an eBook can be a […]

Suzy: Week 2 Goals – Choosing a Travel Niche
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[Posted on: 28 August 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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(If you’re wondering what this Case Study is about, please read the introductory post from last week.) When Suzy and I first chatted about her desire to have a travel blog, focused on a specific travel niche, upon which she could write about what she really loves and make money doing it, I put together […]

Improve Your Travel Writing by Learning a New Language
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[Posted on: 26 August 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Reviews, Writer's Education]
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Travel Writers can benefit from learning a second or third language, especially if you travel frequently to other countries. While many people around the world do speak english (quite well, too, and more speak english well enough that you can get by), the vast majority of people you’ll encounter will truly appreciate that you are […]

Should You Watch Confessions of a Travel Writer?
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[Posted on: 24 August 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts]
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“Confessions of a Travel Writer” sat, unwatched, on my TiVo as I headed to last weekend’s Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. One afternoon, while surrounded by a group of esteemed writers, the topic of the show came up, and the verdict was unanimous – they hated it. As someone who likes to form […]

Suzy: Week 1 Goals – Profitable Travel Writing
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[Posted on: 21 August 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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Can a Travel Writer make money online? I believe that the answer is a resounding yes….and I’m going to prove it to you. Allow me to introduce you to Suzy (not her real name), my first Case Study. Suzy is a well-repected travel writer who is regularly published in several online and offline travel publications. I met her on a media trip and we spent time chatting about the many challenges facing travel writers who are trying to adapt to

Travel Writers Exchange Scavenger Hunt Winner!
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[Posted on: 19 August 2009]
[Posted in: Contests, General News & Info]
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Congratulations to Cailin O’Neil for winning our first ever Travel Writers Exchange Scavenger Hunt! Cailin wins the grab bag of goodies from Royal Holiday, including a FLIP Ultra HD video camera. The Royal Holiday extends their sincere apologies for the technical difficulties that caused sporadic outages at their website, and thanks to all those travel […]

Travel Writers & Photographers Conference – Wrap Up
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[Posted on: 18 August 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Writer's Education]
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This year’s Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference has come to an end. The final day was shorter, especially for me as I had to duck out a bit early to catch my flight home. I’m truly sorry to be missing the final words of Conference Chair Don George, the announcement of the winners […]

Travel Writers & Photographers Conference – Day 3
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[Posted on: 16 August 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Writer's Education]
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Day Three (yesterday) of the 18th Annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference was a long day spent trying to absorb as much of the outpouring of knowledge and experience being shared as I possibly could – taking notes both on paper and laptop so fast and furiously that my hands were starting to […]

Travel Writers & Photographers Conference – Day 2
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[Posted on: 15 August 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Writer's Education]
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First, before I dive right into divulging any more of the great travel writing advice I’m gleaning from the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, I have to extend major kudos to the wonderful folks here at the Book Passage bookstore – it takes a special type of person to pull off a conference […]

Inside a Travel Writers Conference
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[Posted on: 13 August 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Writer's Education]
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If you’re on my newsletter list, or follow me on Twitter, you’ll know where I am as I write this post. It’s a little past 10pm on Thursday evening, and I’m in Corte Madera, California attending the 18th Annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. I’m here because for a very long time I’ve […]



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