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Writing Travel Articles with Authority

Having been to Utrecht 19 times in 14 years and written about it in press, I feel that I can write about it with some authority. I know what I am writing about and I know how to make it useful to people who may seek to go there. But what about the travel writer [...]

7 Warning Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Travel Writing
[Posted on: 16 June 2014]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]

Thanks to the internet, your travel writing is available for everyone to read. And for new writers, this can be scary. After all, these days everyone’s a critic, and you may not want to be judged. Who does? Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced travel writer, you may allow fear and doubt to crush [...]

How to Make Your Editor Love You
[Posted on: 17 March 2014]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]
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  As a travel editor, I can admit that sometimes communication between the editor and the writer fails.   These tips might be useful for beginning writers – whether travel or any other genre.   Respect Word Count limits When your editor says one thousand words, it really means “one thousand words”. Maybe one thousand [...]

Travel Writing in the Digital Age
[Posted on: 2 September 2013]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Technology]

Once upon a time, travel writers scoured the globe with a pen in hand ready to record the abundant secrets of the great unknown. Nowadays, travel writers have a lot more to think about. Search engines have completely changed the game, and now online writers need to be smarter than ever to get noticed in [...]

Navigating the Freelance World with E-Contracts
[Posted on: 3 June 2013]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Writer's Resources]
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Freelance work is a great way to supplement your funds especially when you have a regular 9-5 job. Some even decide to go freelance full time when their loyal clientele has grown too huge to manage on a part-time basis. Becoming a freelancer, however, comes with risks, including not getting paid by your client. Here [...]

6 Tips to Improve Your Writing
[Posted on: 11 February 2013]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

Have you been reluctant to take lessons in writing, watch online seminars or read books on improving your writing? Perhaps you fear that if you are too heavily influenced by outside sources you will lose the originality and raw talent of your own style. Or, that your writing will become like the boring literature they [...]

5 Tips on Keeping in Touch with your Audience while Traveling
[Posted on: 26 December 2012]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]

One of the best things about traveling are the unpredictable situations one gets into. Like when you realize you are in remote little village without any Internet access. While this is great for relaxing and focusing on exploring the surroundings, you might get stressed that you’re neglecting your readers. Especially if your income depends on [...]

Getting The Biggest Bang For Your Traveling Buck
[Posted on: 19 March 2012]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]

For some reason, most people believe (falsely) that they need loads of cash, and a year long sabbatical to write a travel book. Don’t get me wrong, having loads of cash is never a bad thing, but it just isn’t necessary.  The most expensive part of travel should be the plane ticket, which hopefully you [...]

Writing (and Selling) Travel Fiction
[Posted on: 12 March 2012]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]

Travel writers make great novelists. They have all the ingredients – writing ability, courage and the creative fuel of seeing new places. With this in mind, I thought I’d share a few tips about how to write and sell travel fiction. I now write travel fiction for a living, but writing novels and getting paid [...]

Changing Priorities: A Year-End Reflection
[Posted on: 26 December 2011]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Overcoming Obstacles, Year End Reflections]

Last year at about this time I wrote a blog post about… …how I spend the last week of every year (as I have for many years) in quiet reflection on what I’ve accomplished during the year that’s just passed… …did I meet all of my goals? Some of them? Am I happy with how [...]



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