Archive for February, 2010

Why are you Blogging?
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Why are you doing, or even thinking about doing, this thing called “blogging?” Oh so long ago in blog years, back in December of 2008 sometime between the hours of midnight and 3 am, I started my first blog.  After ten clicks and minutes I had set one up with what I thought was the […]

Dramaticapedia Takes the Drama Out of Writing
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[Posted on: 24 February 2010]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Reviews, Writer's Resources]
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On occasion travel writers find themselves with a story that is much more than just material for an article. They may decide to try their hand at writing a book. And as often happens with writers, they may find themselves in need of help getting their story told. If that’s you, you may want to […]

The Importance of a Writers Agreement
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[Posted on: 22 February 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Overcoming Obstacles]
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In today’s world the economics of writing have changed. As a small publisher, (and YES every blogger is a publisher), you have access to many writers that will write for free or almost free. Some write for the thrill of writing and others are motivated more by the “perks”. While “perks” vary from niche to […]

SEO Blogger Firefox Extension Review
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[Posted on: 19 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Reviews, Technology]
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I’m assuming that a majority of travel writers are relying on their blogging platform and its built-in plugins to optimize articles for the best search engine results. The problem with this method is that you are relying on automated code to guess the best target market. For example, my article “5 Extreme Winter Sports That […]

Travel Writing: See the World. Sell the Story.
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[Posted on: 17 February 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Reviews]
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Louisa Watson Peat O’Neil is no stranger to the travel writing industry. She is a former staff writer for The Washington Post and has had her travel writing published in several esteemed national and international newspapers and magazines. So when she writes a book about travel writing, it makes sense to read it. Travel Writing: […]

A Master Podcaster Shares His Advice
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[Posted on: 15 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Podcasts, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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  So you want to start your own audio podcast? Perhaps you always dreamed of having your own radio show. Or perhaps you just want to document your travels for your friends and family. You can create your own internet radio show by creating a podcast. A Plan The first thing that a podcaster needs […]

Creative Writing Retreats
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[Posted on: 12 February 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Interviews, Overcoming Obstacles]
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Lately I’ve become intrigued by the idea of a creative writing retreat. I’ve been feeling a bit fried creatively. Maybe it’s the mid-winter doldrums. Maybe it’s just having too many projects on my plate at one time. But the thought of getting away and clearing my mind of everything and rediscovering my inspiration sounds more […]

Hosted Trips: It’s All a Matter of Principle
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[Posted on: 10 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
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Hosted Press Trips – Are you in favor or not? This topic has been tossed around for years with stands pro and con. Discussions generally run to extremes and can get quite heated. In the past, most salaried journalists were not allowed to participate in hosted trips. The publishers felt it clouded their reporting. Instead, […]

How To Manage Your Blog While Traveling
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[Posted on: 8 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Many people that travel for extended periods of time often consider making a travel blog to share their experiences with friends and family.  Some also dream of having their blog take off and become popular.   If you are one of the few that has made the decision to keep a travel blog with hopes […]

How to Find the Right Editor for Your Book
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[Posted on: 5 February 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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It is the great dream of every writer. Whether you write non-fiction articles, novels, poems, short stories or film and book reviews, it is inevitable that you have a desire to be published. And if you buy into the general consensus about getting published, you’ll think you have a better chance of winning the lottery, […]



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