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Travel Writing vs Travel Journalism
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[Posted on: 5 August 2013]
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Like many writers, I had dreams of wafting around the world and spinning tales about my adventures to a rapt audience at home. And luckily I did have the chance to do that, but not without a few sharp lessons along the way. The biggest lesson I learned was about the difference between travel journalism [...]

Programs for Aspiring Travel Writers
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[Posted on: 1 July 2013]
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Travel writing is a romanticized profession. It conjures images of adventuring to far off places, meeting interesting people, and eating delicious food – all while you get paid. It’s not quite so glamorous, of course. But many people, including me, pursue it because they want to see the world and share their experiences. Like other [...]

Review: London School of Journalism
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[Posted on: 25 March 2013]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Reviews, Uncategorized, Writer's Education]
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After twenty years of travel obsession, Ben Holbrook signs up to the London School of Journalism’s travel writing course – here’s the inside scoop on his bizarre but brilliant experience. Sitting at a bar drinking ice-cold San Miguel, a suitcase-sized screen showed lions ripping deer to pieces on National Geographic TV. I scribbled notes in [...]

What You Can Learn from a Travel Writing Workshop – Part 3
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Editor’s Note: This is the final article in a Three-Part Series Six Things You Need to Know About Travel Writing. Although a travel writing workshop helped me jump into the field, experience and time were my best teachers. I read other travel writers, researched outlets, sent out queries and wrote voraciously. Some of my attempts [...]

What You Can Learn from a Travel Writing Workshop – Part 2
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Editor’s Note: This article is Part Two in a Three-Part Series How DO You land that first travel writing assignment? It’s an age-old question that many aspiring travel writers have asked — how do I get a writing assignment if I don’t have any writing clips yet? It is, understandably, a frustrating conundrum, and it [...]

What You Can Learn from a Travel Writing Workshop – Part 1
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Editor’s Note: This article is Part One in a Three-Part Series It’s funny how one small decision can change your life. Fourteen years ago, I was working as a stringer for The Chicago Tribune. Based in Colorado, I covered the usual news topics. Then Columbine happened, and I spent the next year covering the sorrow [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Get Paid to Write!
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[Posted on: 11 October 2010]
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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! [...]

Preparing for a Writer’s Retreat
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[Posted on: 27 September 2010]
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Travel writers can be a restless lot. You have this urge to spend long hours exploring a place, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a new exciting one or a familiar favorite. You just need to go there, take photos, feel the sensation, eat, pray, love, whatever. Then you’ll feel this urge to share what [...]

TBEX10 Conference Recap
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[Posted on: 29 June 2010]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities, Reviews, Writer's Education]
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  Most of you reading this know that TBEX10 was held this past weekend, in New York City. Some of you also know that I was there, because we finally got to meet in person (yaay!). No doubt you’ll be reading many “wrap-up” posts from any of the several hundred bloggers who also attended, as [...]

Ten Tips for Self Editing
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[Posted on: 22 June 2010]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Writer's Education, Writer's Resources]
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It’s a fact. Writers must be good at self-editing to really succeed in print these days. Many print publications – as well as some online news/magazine websites and large e-zines – have downsized their editing staff, and yet still want to maintain their high standard of editorial quality. Thus, when faced with the choice 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 [...]

Ace Camps: Change Your Writing, Change Your Life
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[Posted on: 24 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Writer's Education]
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While researching travel writing workshops for my post last week, I came across ACE Camps. ACE Camps features a variety of educational workshops, a couple of which were specific to travel writing, so naturally I included them in my post. I was also very intrigued by their overall concept for workshops — life enrichment-style courses [...]



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