Posts Tagged ‘Improve Your Writing’

6 Tips for Conducting a Successful Interview
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[Posted on: 16 September 2013]
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As a travel writer, you want your stories to be as authentic as possible. The best way to create a realistic piece is to discuss the destination with those around you. Incorporating interviews into your travel writing can provide your readers with tremendous insight that you, as an outsider, cannot. As a writer, your work [...]

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

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 [...]

Travel Writing: Are You Niche Enough?
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[Posted on: 20 May 2013]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts]
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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 [...]

Review: London School of Journalism
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[Posted on: 25 March 2013]
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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 [...]

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

Is It REALLY the Best Place on the Planet?
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[Posted on: 3 October 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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  With the rush to get scoops on stories or simply to just write and post a piece before one heads out to the gym in the morning… …. we all know, editorial standards have taken a nose dive. Some of this I can live with occasionally. The word “there” inadvertently spelled “their” for example. [...]

7 Proofreading Tips Every Travel Writer Should Know
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Travel writing is a competitive field, which means it’s especially important for you to turn in flawless, polished pieces. By following these essential proofreading tips for travel writers, you can improve your writing and offer vivid information to readers: Proofread your draft shortly after your trip. Do your best to begin the proofreading process shortly [...]

Using SEO to Promote Your Best Content
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The web is a busy place, and as writers, we are in an uphill battle to … …overcome the noise and make our message heard, to highlight the best advice, tips, and stories we have to give, and then hope and pray that the gods of the internet bless us with the traffic our posts [...]

It Ain’t Just Words: 5 Unique Ways To Improve Travel Articles
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[Posted on: 20 June 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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If a picture is worth 1000 words, using multimedia in your travel writing speaks volumes. Thanks to numerous open source applications, travel writers can now quickly and easily include video, timelines, data visualizations, and other interactive media directly into their travel articles. The following lists five indispensable tools for travel writers looking to add content [...]

Successful Travel Writing: 7 Tips for Working on the Road
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Every writer, whether amateur or pro, has at some point dreamed about the amazing lifestyle of a travel writer. It’s rewarding already just to be able to make your living with your craft, and travel writers get to see some of the most amazing places in the world while doing just that, living what seems [...]

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 [...]



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