Author Profile: Amandah Blackwell

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Amandah Blackwell is a creative, freelance and ghost writer for industries that include but are not limited to the arts & entertainment, travel, publishing, real estate, pets, personal and professional development, and much more.

Amandah's personal writing projects include screenplays, teleplays, YA, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry. 

You can find more of her writing at www.MisticCafe.com, savvywritingcareers.wordpress.com, and www.savvy-writer.com.

You can follow Amandah on Twitter at:  http://twitter.com/savvy_writer


Articles By Amandah  »

How To Capitalize on Opportunities
Posted in Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks on 9 April 2010
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You’re at a Travel Writing Conference, and an editor or PR person wants to follow up with you. So you quickly whip out a business card…..or do you? I’m surprised by how few new media travel writers and bloggers take the time to create their own marketing tools such as business cards, post cards, etc…to [...]

Automate Your Twitter Tasks with Tweet Adder
Posted in Reviews, Technology on 8 March 2010
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Twitter has become enormously popular. Celebrities such as Oprah are on Twitter. Ok, Oprah is probably not tweeting herself, but someone from her organization is. It’s a great way to keep fans and followers up-to-date on what is going in your life or to promote your blog or website. Instead of spending hours every day [...]

Dramaticapedia Takes the Drama Out of Writing
Posted in Overcoming Obstacles, Reviews, Writer's Resources on 24 February 2010
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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 [...]

A Travel Writer’s Dream Kit Come True, Maybe
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Reviews, Writer's Resources on 6 January 2010
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Travel fiction can be a refreshing approach to writing about travel. There are many ‘non-fiction’ books on the market and a work of fiction could be a breath of fresh air that a Publisher is looking for. Many travel writers submit a guidebook or a ‘travel tips’ book. Set yourself apart and take a stab [...]

What If Wikipedia Weren’t There?
Posted in General News & Info, Writer's Resources on 23 December 2009
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Wikipedia is the most used resource on the internet. In fact, it’s the largest and most interactive encyclopedia online, and consistently ranks in the Top 10 of ‘most visited websites’ – in some cases the Top 5 websites – on a number of lists that track and rank all internet traffic. It’s estimated that more [...]

Promote Yourself With a Portfolio Site
Posted in Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks on 2 December 2009
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Most of the travel writers and travel bloggers we work with focus most, if not all, of their writing on (own) their travel blog, or the travel blogs of other individuals or blog communities. And yet I’m guessing that most, if not all, of you are freelancers, and – like most freelance writers – are [...]

Finding Untapped Travel Writing Niches
Posted in Getting Readers, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks on 18 November 2009
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Recently, a new member of our forum who plans to attend college in Canada asked us a question about creating a single travel blog to write about two different travel writing niches. He has an idea about blogging about college life, with a focus on the perspective of a foreign exchange student living abroad. His [...]

Learn to Craft a Perfect Author Bio
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Getting Started, Tips & Tricks on 21 October 2009
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If you’re writing on your own travel blog, you already know that you should have an Author Biography. Most commonly used on your ‘About’ page, it’s what fills the reader in on who you are, what makes you an authority on your travel niche, and any accomplishments that you’d like to impress them with. If [...]

It’s Not Just All Travel Articles – Part III
Posted in Getting Started, Tips & Tricks on 14 October 2009
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This is the last – but most important – of this three-part series about the writing travel writers need to do in addition to travel writing. The focus of this week’s blog post is the Query Letter. Some travel writers still struggle with writing query letters, but it’s a vital skill to have if it’s [...]

It’s Not Just All Travel Articles – Part II
Posted in Getting Started, Tips & Tricks on 7 October 2009
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This is Part 2 of a three part series about the writing required by travel writers in addition to creating travel articles. In this Part, we’ll focus on cover letters and thank you letters. Many travel writers are freelancers, however, you may someday have the opportunity to apply for a staff travel writing position. If [...]

The Laptop vs. the Netbook
Posted in Technology, Writer's Resources on 5 October 2009
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Many travel writers write their blog posts, reviews, and travel articles when they return from a trip, but they still need various writing tools, with which to take notes, while traveling. These tools can range from a simple notebook and pen to a laptop computer. Which one you choose is largely based on personal preference, [...]

It’s Not Just All Travel Articles – Part I
Posted in Getting Started, Tips & Tricks on 30 September 2009
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This is a three part series about the writing required by travel writers in addition to creating travel articles. In Part 1, we’ll focus on resumes and CVs. Remember, when you apply for a travel writing opportunity, you may be required to submit a resume or CV in addition to a cover letter and writing [...]

Alleviate Pressure by Outsourcing Copywriting
Posted in Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks on 28 September 2009
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Every Freelance Travel Writer should ideally have two websites. A travel writer’s primary website should be a travel blog, focused upon a specific travel niche about which you are passionate and knowledgeable, and to which you regularly add new and interesting content. Your travel blog should include an “About” page which explains what it is [...]

Improve Your Travel Writing with a Writing Coach
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Overcoming Obstacles on 23 September 2009
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Every travel writer needs a little assistance from time to time, to help us stay on track. Most often we just need someone – another writer perhaps – to bounce ideas off of, to brainstorm with, or just to draw inspiration from. Informal writers’ groups, whether online or offline, can be a great solution. Sometimes [...]

Weave a Great Travel Article with StoryWeaver
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Reviews, Writer's Resources on 16 September 2009
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There are a lot of writing tools available that are designed to help travel writers and travel authors, to make the writing process easier. Whether you’re crafting a narrative-style travel essay or a travel book, you’re in effect weaving a story that you hope will intrigue, engage, and entertain readers. Some people are natural born [...]



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