Posts Tagged ‘Improve Your Writing’

We’re Travel Writers, Not Critics. (And A Few Other Shocking Travel Writing Home Truths)
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Some travel writers seem to forget that we’re travel writers first and foremost, and not critics. Our job, as travel journalists, is to show and describe our destinations to our readers. We should be painting a picture of the places, showing our subscribers the people, the culture, the food, and all those other neat things [...]

Can Joining a Travel Writer’s Organization Help?
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Whether you are a beginning writer or one with several articles under your belt, you might miss being part of a group since writing can be a lonely occupation. Maybe you have been mulling over whether you should join a traveling writing group or not. If so, the first question would be what are the [...]

Finding YOUR Voice
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[Posted on: 7 March 2017]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, First Person Experience, Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts]
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When I started my travel blog some seven years ago, I’m quite sure I wrote as I thought a “travel blogger” should. Ironically, in the process of trying to be something I wasn’t, I was nullifying my own actual writing ability, which is what people ended up actually responding to. I was 19, and I [...]

Are Internships Worth Pursuing?
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[Posted on: 20 January 2017]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Started, Opportunities, Writer's Education]
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So you’re a travel blogger, but you want to be a professional journalist. You want credibility and recognition. That means building a portfolio of published articles, honing your skills to produce quality content, and developing a network of contacts with editors and publishers. It means writing for prestigious media outlets, not just your own or [...]

A Conversation with David Farley and NomadicMatt
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[Posted on: 11 October 2016]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Interviews, Writer's Education, Writer's Resources]
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One of the most well-known and respected travel writers out there (David Farley) has teamed up with one of the most successful travel bloggers (Nomadic Matt) to create a travel writing course. I was really excited to learn about their course — “How to Be a Travel Writer” — because as someone who has seen [...]

Top 9 Travel Writing Mistakes
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It’s not where you go, but how you show readers… …what it was like once you got there that matters most. The most exotic of places can be made to look dull if travel writers ignore the basics of good travel writing, and your articles may never find their way into print if you continually [...]

Writing Travel Articles with Authority
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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 [...]

Weaving the “Travel” Into Your Stories
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Passions. I have many of them. Two of them actually come together when I’m writing my mystery, suspense novels. Traveling, one passion, has always been a part of my life. Fortunate that Dad wanted my brother and me to see all of the United States and most of Canada by the time we graduated from [...]

How to Be a Better Writer
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[Posted on: 6 October 2014]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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Editors Note: This article is a re-print, used with the gracious permission of it’s author, Lisa Gerber of BigLeap Creative. It appeared first on her website on September 26, 2014. The advice is brilliant and applies to any genre of writing, but is particularly important in travel writing. Thanks Lisa! When a catastrophe takes the [...]

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



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