Posts Tagged ‘Choosing a Niche’

Travel Writing: Are You Niche Enough?
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[Posted on: 20 May 2013]
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You’re a travel writer. You don’t write about food or gardening. You write about travel therefore, you have a niche. Unfortunately, unless you have star status as a travel writer, you’re not niche enough. Budget-strapped editors hiring freelancers don’t get stars for the majority of their stories. All things being equal, they hire writers with [...]

Do Your Research to Become a Travel Writer
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[Posted on: 24 September 2012]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, First Person Experience, Getting Started]
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Research is the key for all writers, especially when you are a travel writer. Whether you are writing about exotic destinations, new hotel openings, the best restaurants or the most popular spa…you need to do your research about whatever topic your article will be about. Research on your subject will allow you to learn about [...]

Taking a Look at Your Own Backyard
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[Posted on: 23 January 2012]
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Victorian towns with a touch of the Old West swaggering out the saloon doors. Stickball in a 19th century Native American village. Discovering over 500 varieties of soda. A wildlife refuge where Teddy Roosevelt once hunted with Comanche war chief Quanah Parker. Celebrating a centennial. Oil barons and their riches. Experiencing the sights and smells [...]

What Makes You an Expert Anyway?
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[Posted on: 2 May 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Over the last several weeks, I received a couple of e-mails from writers who told me they were experts in various parts of the world. One fancied himself an Asia expert; another, an Israel expert. The first one really threw me, because I can’t even call myself an expert on the country I’ve spent my [...]

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 Importance of Finding Your Travel Niche
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[Posted on: 18 January 2010]
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I write about “all things India”. I write about India in newspaper and magazine articles, on Facebook and Twitter, in emails and essays and, of course, especially on my travel blog, Breathedreamgo.com.   Every one who knows me is well-acquainted with my obsession, er passion, for India. But now and again someone asks me, “why [...]

How “Canada’s Adventure Couple” Came to Be
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[Posted on: 21 September 2009]
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Starting up a travel blog can be a great way to share your stories and adventures from the road.  But how does one transition their travel blog from having a few family and friends checking it out to actually making it a leader in the travel blog community? Many aspiring travel writers start up a [...]

Why Travel Writers Really Need A Niche
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[Posted on: 17 July 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Readers]
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Earlier this week Rebecca did a great job of reviewing ExcellentGuide.com. She made a point about the fact that they were trying to be too many things, instead of just focusing on one and actually being excellent at it, which they weren’t. I felt it was a perfect example of a mistake that a lot [...]



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