Author Profile: JoAnna Haugen

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JoAnna Haugen

JoAnna Haugen is a creativity connoisseur, idea inventor and freelance writer with a professional background in copywriting. A former Peace Corps volunteer and avid world traveler, she is the community news editor for WorldView, the publication for the National Peace Corps Association, and managing editor for Journey Beyond Travel, an online guide about travel in Morocco. JoAnna’s writing has appeared in more than 40 print and online publications including Caribbean Travel & Life, American Way, WestJet’s up!, Vegas Magazine, Pathfinders Travel, TravelSmart, Diamond Resorts International Magazine and Las Vegas Review-Journal. She also writes the popular travel blog, Kaleidoscopic Wandering.

When she’s not on the road or writing about travel, JoAnna also works as a ghost writer, blogger, copywriter and editor for clients and projects spanning a variety of genres. Learn more about her professional work and follow her on Twitter for updates on her latest travels.


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How To Work With Your Local Tourism Board
Posted in Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Resources on 30 September 2013
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Some travel writers make the mistake of thinking they need to travel to far-flung destinations many time zones away…. … when, in actuality, there are interesting travel-related stories waiting to be written about their own backyards. In fact, one of the best ways to build a travel writing portfolio is to write about the destination [...]

Book Review: Travel Writer’s Guide
Posted in Book Reviews on 13 February 2012
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The travel writing journey is different for everyone,… … and how you get where you’re going is often a matter of connections, good ideas, strong writing skills and a little bit of luck. I’ve never stumbled across step-by-step instructions on how to become a successful travel writer, but if such a thing existed, Travel Writer’s [...]

A Positive Lesson in Rejection
Posted in First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles on 28 March 2011
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  Rejection is a natural part of being a writer. Even those writers and authors who have gone on to achieve international success were, at one point or another, rejected. One of the differences between those who go on to be successful and those who don’t is the willingness to learn from the experience and [...]

Get Paid to Write!
Posted in Book Reviews, Writer's Education on 11 October 2010
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If you want to know the secrets of travel writing success, then bypass Thomas A Williams’ Get Paid to Write! and pick up something else. But if your goal is to learn the art of freelance writing and how to make money at it, then this book is worth your time. Get Paid to Write! [...]

When Good Press Trips Go Bad
Posted in First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles on 6 August 2010
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  When we go on press trips, we hope that we’ll have fun, eat the local food, meet interesting people and pick up a story or two along the way that will knock the socks off of our editors. Unfortunately, there will be press trips that are unorganized, boring and uninspiring … and finding a [...]

The Travel Writer’s Handbook
Posted in Book Reviews, Reviews on 31 March 2010
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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 [...]

Travel Writing: See the World. Sell the Story.
Posted in Book Reviews, Reviews on 17 February 2010
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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: [...]



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