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Give Readers What They Came to Get
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[Posted on: 28 February 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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  Travel writers necessarily have to think from two perspectives at the same time… … that experienced perspective your readers have come to expect from you, and your reader’s perspective. The former knows which bus to take to get to the train station and where to get it, while the latter needs more guidance. Whether [...]

Finding Inspiration to Write About Far Off Places
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Some of us have the good fortune of living in the place we love most in the world… … So that when it comes to writing about that place, all we have to do is look out the window for inspiration. Every time I’m in Italy, my cup runneth over with ideas for articles that [...]

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 [...]

Standing Out in the Crowd
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Among us, right now, there could be a garage band as game-changing to the music world as the Beatles were. But chances are we’ll never hear a note they’ll play. Breaking out of the pack or being discovered in any creative arena today is as realistic as a blonde hair/blue eyed Minnesota girl showing up [...]

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 [...]

Serious Travel Writing: It’s Not About First-Class Hotels
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[Posted on: 3 January 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Since I started FarewellTravels.com just over a year ago, I’ve been approached by many writers who say they simply want to write for the site so they can stay in luxury hotels. This always stops me. I can’t help but wonder….did they get into the field so they could stay in luxury hotels? I have [...]

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 [...]

When A Guest Post Just Doesn’t Make The Grade
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[Posted on: 13 December 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted from the Global Bloggers Network newsletter, with the gracious permission of Janice Waugh. I was asked recently how I manage a guest post that just isn’t the quality that I want on my site. And from there, the discussion expanded. We discovered that there are many issues around guest [...]

How I Get My Travel Stories
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After recently attending a NYC press event, I noticed three bloggers wrote about the news that had been announced, the very next day. It was then tweeted, retweeted, posted and shared around on Facebook. I’m assuming at least a portion of the paper magazines that were represented at the lunch will also run the news. [...]

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 [...]

Capture a Moment in Time with a Travel Essay
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[Posted on: 15 November 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Education]
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Looking to get more mileage out of your travel writing? You’re probably aware of the concept of taking your travel experience and writing about it in different formats. You can describe the scenery, the sites, the language and the people. You can write about the best hotels and restaurants. You can explore the how-to’s, the [...]

Why I Fired a Travel Writer
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I’ve been working on this post for several days now….. …and hesitated even publishing it but on Monday I read Trisha’s “Why Am I Not Getting Invited on Press Trips?” Then, a couple nights ago @solofriendly and @dkferm had a similar discussion. Trust me, I am not the type of person that dots my I’s [...]

Who Ya Gonna Call?
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[Posted on: 1 November 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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We’ve all had a computer breakdown. One day, it might simply not turn on. Or perhaps the cursor may suddenly become hyperactive and unpredictable, or the screen may flash every time you hit “enter.” Everyone has some story. And presumably, everyone has someone they call at these frustrating moments. Chances are the “someone” is somebody [...]

Finding Time to Write While On The Road
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[Posted on: 30 October 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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For most travel writers, finding the time to write while on the road is a challenge. Everything is a distraction – the excitement of going to a new place, meeting new friends, experiencing a culture different from your own. If you’re on one of those media tours where the publicist drags you to every must-see [...]



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