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Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers
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[Posted on: 26 August 2013]
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Though not a book written specifically for travel writers… …Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers: 101 Motivational Stories for Writers – Budding or Bestselling – from Books to Blogs is nonetheless one I’d recommend to any writer. I thought I’d be able to skim through it and still write a credible review, however, [...]

Book Review: Travel Writer’s Guide
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[Posted 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 [...]

Marketing Your Magazine Articles: Inside Secrets of a Successful Freelance Writer
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[Posted on: 29 August 2011]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Opportunities, Travel Writing Books]
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What’s the one thing every writer must do to be considered a professional? Get their articles published and get paid for it. Last week I reviewed Roy Stevenson’s eBook, “Free and Low Cost Travel: Inside Secrets of a Successful Travel Writer“, about how to enjoy one of the perks of being a professional travel writer. [...]

Free and Low Cost Travel: Inside Secrets of a Successful Travel Writer
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[Posted on: 22 August 2011]
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Probably the number one question I hear from new travel writers and bloggers…. …is “How do I get free travel?“ The answer, unsurprisingly, is very similar to that for the old joke “How do you get to Carnegie Hall” (answer: practice, practice, practice!)….in this case it’s “work, work, work”. However, if you’re looking for much [...]

Book Review: Travel Writing 2.0
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  Rare are my opportunities these days to just sit and read a good book. But when I do have time, you’ll generally find me with my nose buried in something that will help me improve my technical or writing skills, or learn something new about online marketing or promotion, or to stay current with [...]

Get Paid to Write!
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[Posted on: 11 October 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Writer's Education]
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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! [...]

Review: Why Your Website Sucks
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[Posted on: 19 September 2010]
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No one wants to think that their website sucks. And no one wants to admit that it might, even when it does. But what does that even mean? At its core, a website has to do something for you, otherwise what is the point of having one? Just what it “does” for you is, of [...]

Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler
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[Posted on: 28 April 2010]
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I chose this book for very personal reasons. I’ve been so busy in recent years that I’d pretty much given up my journaling. I haven’t written anything that I felt was meaningful in a long time. Oh sure, I keep trip notes, pickup brochures and literature, and take photos when I travel, but I’ve allowed [...]

The Travel Writer’s Handbook
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[Posted 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 [...]

Marco Polo Didn’t Go There
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[Posted on: 15 March 2010]
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Few travel writers and travel bloggers, if any, don’t know who Rolf Potts is. When you say the words “travel writing”, many people think of a “went there, did that” guidebook-like style of writing, and in truth much of travel writing is exactly that. What prolific writer, author, and well-known vagabond Rolf Potts produces, however, [...]

Travel Writing: See the World. Sell the Story.
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[Posted 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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