Posts Tagged ‘Improve Your Writing’

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 […]

The Write Time
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[Posted on: 3 May 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Right now, I am on flight from Johannesburg to New York, some 38,000 feet in the air. After a bit of dozing off and accepting that I just won’t get a full night’s sleep (we left Jo-burg at 10pm and are flying into daybreak), I’ve decided to seize my writing moment. Writing first thing in […]

Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler
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[Posted on: 28 April 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Writer's Education]
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I chose this book for very personal reasons. I’ve been so busy in recent years that I’d pretty much given up my journaling. I haven’t written anything that I felt was meaningful in a long time. Oh sure, I keep trip notes, pickup brochures and literature, and take photos when I travel, but I’ve allowed […]

Write as if Your Life Depends On It
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[Posted on: 21 April 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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The first time I walked into a writer’s workshop, I had a story to tell and thought it was ready to rock and roll. After all, hadn’t I just spent six months crouched over my laptop in the garage of my cousin’s house, wrapped in a blanket and writing my story? Hadn’t the publisher agreed […]

The Travel Writer’s Handbook
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[Posted on: 31 March 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Reviews]
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Reviews for The Travel Writer’s Handbook (Subtitled: How to Write – and Sell – Your Own Travel Experiences) by Louise Purwin Zobel and Jacqueline Harmon Butler call it “brilliant and highly informative … everything I would want to know about travel writing technique” (Carol Guanzon of Scenic World) and “the best on the subject I’ve […]

Ace Camps: Change Your Writing, Change Your Life
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[Posted on: 24 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Writer's Education]
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While researching travel writing workshops for my post last week, I came across ACE Camps. ACE Camps features a variety of educational workshops, a couple of which were specific to travel writing, so naturally I included them in my post. I was also very intrigued by their overall concept for workshops — life enrichment-style courses […]

Travel Writing Workshops and Conferences
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[Posted on: 19 March 2010]
[Posted in: Writer's Education]
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There’s no doubt in my mind that any travel writer or blogger can benefit from attending a workshop or conference. Whether you’re a seasoned professional writer with many print publications on your resume, or a brand new travel blogger, or just thinking of getting into this industry, you’ll learn something — from some of the […]

Marco Polo Didn’t Go There
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[Posted on: 15 March 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Reviews]
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Few travel writers and travel bloggers, if any, don’t know who Rolf Potts is. When you say the words “travel writing”, many people think of a “went there, did that” guidebook-like style of writing, and in truth much of travel writing is exactly that. What prolific writer, author, and well-known vagabond Rolf Potts produces, however, […]

Dramaticapedia Takes the Drama Out of Writing
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[Posted on: 24 February 2010]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Reviews, Writer's Resources]
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On occasion travel writers find themselves with a story that is much more than just material for an article. They may decide to try their hand at writing a book. And as often happens with writers, they may find themselves in need of help getting their story told. If that’s you, you may want to […]

SEO Blogger Firefox Extension Review
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[Posted on: 19 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Reviews, Technology]
[11 Comments]

I’m assuming that a majority of travel writers are relying on their blogging platform and its built-in plugins to optimize articles for the best search engine results. The problem with this method is that you are relying on automated code to guess the best target market. For example, my article “5 Extreme Winter Sports That […]



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