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Interview: Maria Staal
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[Posted on: 13 June 2011]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Interviews]
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to travel by container ship? Meet someone who did. I must confess that I’ve been a fan of Maria Staal‘s for quite some time. I first discovered Maria through her blog that chronicles her genealogical research into one of her ancestors (who it appears was a saint), and […]

A Positive Lesson in Rejection
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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 […]

The Art of Personal Travel Essay Writing
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[Posted on: 14 February 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts]
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Have you ever wanted to transform your travel journal entries into compelling narratives or travel essays? Do you dream about publishing your work as a travel writer? As you already know, there are many different styles and genres of travel writing. One of the most common forms of travel writing today is travel blogging. I […]

How I Got Back to Writing
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[Posted on: 24 January 2011]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started]
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Everyone has a story in them. You just have to put it down. Now, with so many internet opportunities, everyone can become a writer or at least a blogger. Here’s my story. I loved writing until my high school English teacher trashed a short story I wrote. I was crushed and put down my pen. […]

Understanding the Stumbleupon Monster
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New writers and bloggers ask me all the time how I’ve used social media to advance my reach since the launch of Brendan’s Adventures last year. I constantly tell them that I treat social media use like any business would treat advertising. You have to decide if the cost of the advertising is worth the […]

Finding Inspiration: A Year-End Reflection
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[Posted on: 27 December 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Overcoming Obstacles, Year End Reflections]
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At the end of each year, I have a personal tradition that I engage in. I spend the last week of the year in quiet reflection of the year that has just passed, and the new year that is to come. I make time in my schedule to be alone, with just my notes from […]

Using Print On Demand To Publish Your Book
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[Posted on: 20 December 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Resources]
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In an earlier post on this site, I wrote about the differences in self-publishing via traditional print and Print On Demand (POD). My latest book, Time Zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day, was published via POD, which was a new experience for me. Print On Demand is a digital way of getting your […]

How to Get Invited on Press Trips
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[Posted on: 29 November 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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  Hi there, I’m Anthony from TheTravelTart.com,… ….and I’m going to write about my experiences on how to land the odd travel press trip here and there – starting from scratch. I’ve managed to score three press trips so far in 2010 – to Fiji, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, and with all of […]

Is Self-Publishing Your Book Right For You?
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I am a traveler, and like many people on this site, I write about it. That is to say, I don’t blog about my trips, but instead have written a book, Time Zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day, about a few particular journeys I made while working on a container ship. Now that […]

Make the Most Out of a Writing Workshop
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Writing is my passion and my livelihood. This is why it’s important for me to join a writer’s workshop as I consider it both as a treat to myself and a career investment. Going to a three day workshop allows me to have a break from the daily stream of news that passes through my […]



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