Posts Tagged ‘Advice’

7 Travel Photography Tips
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[Posted on: 15 August 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Travel Photography]
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Photography is the world as seen through the eyes of the photographer. In the same way that two writers would tell two completely different accounts of the same moment, two photographers will likely photograph the exact same scene, the exact same moment in two completely different ways. This similarity between writing and photography is exactly […]

Title? Check. First Sentence? Check.
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Years ago, while driving around Norway, my colleague (also a journalist) suddenly announced quite smugly… …“Well…I’ve come up with a title and a first sentence, so my story is done. Now I can relax and enjoy Scandinavia.” At the time, I didn’t quite get what she meant, but over the years, I’ve come to understand. […]

Losing it Over Lost Luggage
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A few weeks ago, someone I was traveling with lost her luggage… …well, briefly so. We arrived at our baggage carousel at Heathrow, and within five minutes, two out of three of us had our bags. We waited and watched the conveyor belt empty out and as it ground to a halt, it became very […]

Six Ways To Avoid Going to PR Prison
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[Posted on: 23 May 2011]
[Posted in: Confessions of an Optimistic PR Chick, Guest Blog Posts]
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  Spam comes in many variations. In fact that thoroughly researched email pitch you just sent to a blogger or journalist might just fall into that category. According to CAN-SPAM Act, the following transactions are subject to the Spam Laws: The CAN-SPAM “covers all commercial messages, which the law defines as “any electronic mail message […]

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 Interviewing: 5 Tips to Get Great Quotes
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[Posted on: 21 March 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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Interviewing another person is one of the important skills that any travel writer may wish to develop. Interviewing anyone – whether a tour guide, a celebrity, hotelier or a fellow traveler – will give you new ideas to write about, and a fresh angle on what might have looked like a stale story line. Quotes […]

Getting a New Perspective
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[Posted on: 7 March 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Today more than ever, there’s such an urgency to post stories. No sooner do we have an idea, there’s pressure to get it written and get it out there. So what’s up with that? Fear. Fear that someone else is going to beat us. Fear that they’ll be perceived as the originator of the idea. […]

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 […]

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 […]



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