Make sure you're passionate about what your writing. Have fun with your writing. Remember not to be too attached to it...life will be easier...
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I agree, let go of the attachment. It's just travel writing...it will be all right
If you have seen the film "Marley & Me", you will realise there are different types of writing.
As a newspaper journalist, you need to cover the 5 w's.
As a newspaper columnist, you need to insert yourself into the story, it really is about you!
Travel writing is the same.
In general no one wants to read a top travel magazine to find out what you had for lunch, unless of course you are a celebrity.
If you are writing a blog, you have to be right there in the middle of it, telling us about the world yes, but from your point of view.
The amount of "you" that is appropriate for a particular media is also a good guide to grammar and style. In blogging, how "you" write (and not how other people write) is how it should be. For Conde Nast, how "they" want it is how it had better be written!
Thanks for the advice...I did not see the movie..it looked like a cute movie.
If you're earning your keep as a food critic/travel writer, people will want to know if the salmon was fresh and if it had good coloring
That is very true Duchess, and if you are writing for an English publication they will want to know "if the salmon was fresh and if it had good colouring"
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