Author Profile: Wendy VanHatten

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Wendy VanHatten

Wendy VanHatten left the corporate world to become a professional freelance travel writer and author. In addition she is an editor, travel business owner, author of a variety of published books, and photographer.

Currently, Wendy is writing several books on such topics as women and success, positive travel experiences, and recipes combined with destinations.  She continues to write several times a week on her blog Her website,, features sample articles, photos, services and links, and her newest ebook can be found at


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Weaving the “Travel” Into Your Stories
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks on 19 November 2014
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Passions. I have many of them. Two of them actually come together when I’m writing my mystery, suspense novels. Traveling, one passion, has always been a part of my life. Fortunate that Dad wanted my brother and me to see all of the United States and most of Canada by the time we graduated from […]

Make the Most of Your Business Card
Posted in Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks on 24 May 2010
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Congratulations…you are now a travel writer. Do you have a business card that says you are a travel writer? You should. Your business card is just a tiny piece of paper, but its value is disproportionate to its size. Because space is limited, the weight of each word on your card is exponentially greater than […]

Developing The Perfect Pitch
Posted in Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts on 17 March 2010
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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 […]

How to Find the Right Editor for Your Book
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts on 5 February 2010
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It is the great dream of every writer. Whether you write non-fiction articles, novels, poems, short stories or film and book reviews, it is inevitable that you have a desire to be published. And if you buy into the general consensus about getting published, you’ll think you have a better chance of winning the lottery, […]

What’s a Real Editor Going to Do For My Manuscript?
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts on 3 February 2010
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Would you fly from San Francisco to Paris if your airplane was flown by a pilot that didn’t know what he was doing? I think not. Would you take your car to a mechanic who was just practicing in his spare time? I hope not. Well, why would you trust your manuscript to the eyes […]

Are You As Organized as You Can Be?
Posted in Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks on 7 December 2009
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Think back to when you first started traveling. Did you know all the “rules”? Maybe TSA wasn’t even in your travel vocabulary. You probably didn’t even really know what 3 ounce liquids really meant…right? But you’re a smarter traveler now, aren’t you? Now think about when you first started as a travel writer. Did you […]

So You Want to Write an eBook?
Posted in Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks on 31 August 2009
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Although I’m primarily a travel writer, I recently co-wrote an eBook for women, about success. Allow me to share with you what I’ve learned from the experience, and some tips on writing an eBook. Writing an eBook is a much different experience than writing a traditional printed-and-bound book, but writing an eBook can be a […]

Why You Need to Hire a Copy Editor
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Education on 18 February 2009
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“When traveling to Strasbourg you must go to the bathroom. The toilet paper is purple. Not just any purple…but a lovely shade of lavender. I really wanted to bring some of this home with me to show my friends, but I thought that might not be appropriate. I didn’t try out any other bathrooms in […]

Do’s, Don’ts, and Editors – Part 2
Posted in Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks on 28 January 2009
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As promised, here is the second part of my series of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for working with Editors.  Enjoy! Wouldn’t it be great if you had a list of editors who accept your articles for every one of their issues? Realistically, though, freelance writing isn’t always that stable. However, you can settle for second best…getting […]

Do’s, Don’ts, and Editors
Posted in Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks on 26 January 2009
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Working with editors is easy, right? After all, don’t you just submit something to them and they print it? With that thought in mind, you will probably never see your name in print. Working with editors can be easy. Remember…they have a job to do and so do you. If you do your job well, […]



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