Posts Tagged ‘Improve Your Writing’

Writing the Perfect Destination Review
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[Posted on: 14 March 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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  As a follow up to her earlier Guest Article…. … Writing The Perfect Lodging Review, well-known professional travel writer and Uptake Lodging Editor Nancy D. Brown takes a break from her perpetual traveling to share with us more of her sage advice on writing.   Here are her tips on writing that perfect destination [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

When A Guest Post Just Doesn’t Make The Grade
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[Posted on: 13 December 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted from the Global Bloggers Network newsletter, with the gracious permission of Janice Waugh. I was asked recently how I manage a guest post that just isn’t the quality that I want on my site. And from there, the discussion expanded. We discovered that there are many issues around guest [...]

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 [...]

Q&A: Why Am I Not Getting Invited on Press Trips?
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[Posted on: 25 October 2010]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Q&A]
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Welcome to another installment of Ask The Editor! This month a travel blogger I know personally called and asked me why he/she (I won’t say which, I’m trying to keep this anonymous since it involves some constructive criticism) has been declined by several PR companies and destinations for press trips. It was frustrating just being [...]

Optimize Your Travel Blog with Scribe
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  S-E-O.   Do those three little letters cause panic whenever you think about Search Engine Optimization? How does a non-techie travel blogger optimize a site without writing text that sounds artificial and spammy? What if SEO advice appeared conveniently in the WordPress dashboard? Travel bloggers, meet Scribe, the online SEO tool that helps optimize [...]

Get Paid to Write!
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[Posted on: 11 October 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Writer's Education]
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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]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Education]
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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 [...]

The Road to Passionate Travel Writing
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[Posted on: 30 August 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts]
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The first time I went to Greece was in 1997. I had decided to see a bit of Europe after spending some months on the island of Ibiza. As things were, I had picked up a German copy of Henry Miller’s “The Colossus of Maroussi” a book that I still keep albeit in a rather [...]

Make the Most Out of a Writing Workshop
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Writing is my passion and my livelihood. This is why it’s important for me to join a writer’s workshop as I consider it both as a treat to myself and a career investment. Going to a three day workshop allows me to have a break from the daily stream of news that passes through my [...]

Writing The Perfect Lodging Review
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[Posted on: 13 August 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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My name is Nancy Brown and I have a confession to make: I sleep around a lot. Now don’t take that wrong. I’m a lodging editor. I review two properties a week and I’m paid to sleep in other people’s beds. While this may sound like an ideal job, the type of travel writing I [...]

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 [...]



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