Author Profile: Amandah Blackwell

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Amandah Blackwell

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  »

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 […]

Barter Your Travel Writing for a Backpack
Posted in Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks on 14 September 2009
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Many travel writers opt to backpack all over the world, as it’s a great way to travel inexpensively and immerse yourself into a new culture. If you’re a backpacking travel writer, the day will come when you’ll need a new backpack, however, a good, well-constucted backpack can be expensive. You can overcome this expense by […]

Travels and Traditions with Burt Wolf
Posted in General News & Info, Travel Shows on 9 September 2009
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PBS is a great source of information, and not just about antiques. Surprisingly, PBS is also a great source of travel shows. If you enjoy thoughtful, educational, and interesting travel shows, you’ll like Burt Wolf’s Travels and Traditions. Burt Wolf has written and produced many hours of television with networks such as CNN, ABC, The […]

Check Into a Weird Hotel for Travel Writing Ideas
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Opportunities on 7 September 2009
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Traveling doesn’t have to be boring. Some travel writers wouldn’t dream of staying at a Hostel because you share a room with a few (sometimes quite a few) other people, and share the bathroom with the opposite sex. And yet some great travel writing has come out of such trips, as they tend to give […]

Travelscope – Traveling the World with Joe
Posted in General News & Info, Travel Shows on 2 September 2009
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Mention the words “travel shows” and most people think of the Travel Channel. What you may not realize is that there are some terrific travel shows on other channels, for example, PBS! PBS is a great resource for all sorts of interesting and in-depth information. It’s also a great resource for travel shows. For those […]



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