Archive for March, 2010

The Travel Writer’s Handbook
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[Posted on: 31 March 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Reviews]
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Reviews for The Travel Writer’s Handbook (Subtitled: How to Write – and Sell – Your Own Travel Experiences) by Louise Purwin Zobel and Jacqueline Harmon Butler call it “brilliant and highly informative … everything I would want to know about travel writing technique” (Carol Guanzon of Scenic World) and “the best on the subject I’ve […]

If You’re Going Up The Creek, Take a Paddle
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[Posted on: 29 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Technology, Writer's Resources]
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Imagine that you’re traveling in a foreign country. Like any smart traveler, you’ve stored your most important and valuable items, such as your passport, airline tickets, credit cards, and extra cash or travelers checks, in your hotel room safe. You arrive back at your room after a day of sight-seeing or lounging by the pool […]

Virtual Assistance – Everything But The Coffee
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[Posted on: 26 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Writer's Resources]
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The world of publishing is changing day by day. In the old days, an author whose book was accepted for publication could count on a team of professionals, employed by the publisher, whose jobs were to polish a manuscript into a slick, shelf-ready product. These days, many of the powerhouse publishers have down-sized, and, as […]

Ace Camps: Change Your Writing, Change Your Life
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[Posted on: 24 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Writer's Education]
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While researching travel writing workshops for my post last week, I came across ACE Camps. ACE Camps features a variety of educational workshops, a couple of which were specific to travel writing, so naturally I included them in my post. I was also very intrigued by their overall concept for workshops — life enrichment-style courses […]

Mentoring: The Two-Way Street to Success
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[Posted on: 22 March 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Resources]
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  You Mentor Me and I’ll Mentor You. My blog is less than a year old, yet it now holds position 51 in Travel Blog Sites’s top 100 travel blogs. I could not have achieved this spot without my blogging mentor. Keith of the Velvet Escape and I met on Twitter 10 months ago. I […]

Travel Writing Workshops and Conferences
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[Posted on: 19 March 2010]
[Posted in: Writer's Education]
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There’s no doubt in my mind that any travel writer or blogger can benefit from attending a workshop or conference. Whether you’re a seasoned professional writer with many print publications on your resume, or a brand new travel blogger, or just thinking of getting into this industry, you’ll learn something — from some of the […]

Developing The Perfect Pitch
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[Posted on: 17 March 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]
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Are online publications really that much different from glossy mailbox delivered ones? Some aspects…yes. Others…not so much. After all they both accept articles, stories and photos. So where do you start when you want to pitch a story idea to an editor? Can you use the same information, the same tactics and even the same […]

Marco Polo Didn’t Go There
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[Posted on: 15 March 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Reviews]
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Few travel writers and travel bloggers, if any, don’t know who Rolf Potts is. When you say the words “travel writing”, many people think of a “went there, did that” guidebook-like style of writing, and in truth much of travel writing is exactly that. What prolific writer, author, and well-known vagabond Rolf Potts produces, however, […]

2nd Annual WiFTy Scholarship Announced
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[Posted on: 12 March 2010]
[Posted in: Contests, General News & Info]
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This week the International Food Wine andTravel Writers Association announced their second annual Scholarship competition, called WiFTy (a combination of the letters of Wine, Food, and Travel). And for the second year in a row, Travel Writers Exchange is proud to be among the many sponsors of the competition by contributing to the scholarship fund. […]

Can a Blog Network Really Benefit You?
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[Posted on: 10 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Writer's Resources]
[13 Comments]

Many travel bloggers are aware of the benefits of a Blog Network, and may belong to one, or more than one. For those unfamiliar, a Blog Network can be anything from an informal alliance of bloggers (who support each other through commenting, guest blogging, and cross-promotion) to a more structured membership platform that offers additional […]



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