Posts Tagged ‘Mistakes To Avoid’

A Clash of Titans: Digital Versus Print Travel Media
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As a travel writer for print media, I’m often asked by other freelancers how digital media has affected the print travel magazine business. That’s a fair question. DEFINITIONS Print travel media consists primarily of travel magazines, travel memoir books, & travel guidebooks. Digital travel media includes travel websites, travel blogs, travel service websites like TripAdvisor.com, [...]

Your Pre-Travel Planning Should Include This….
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[Posted on: 20 December 2017]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Writer's Education]
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Over the past couple of years, I’ve received several desperate requests from novice travel writers, …. ….asking me to help them round up some last-minute assignments, so they can request complimentary accommodations, meals, entry to tourist attractions, rounds of golf, fishing trips, boat cruises, and a host of other freebies, at their destinations. There’s only [...]

5 Tips for Wannabe Travel Bloggers
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Do you envision yourself on a distant shore, documenting your daily adventures, while at the same time, funding your dream lifestyle? Many people are finding that becoming a travel writer is an attainable goal. But a few missteps can shatter those dreams in record time. Some of the suggestions below are applicable to all who [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Make Your Editor Love You
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[Posted on: 17 March 2014]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]
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  As a travel editor, I can admit that sometimes communication between the editor and the writer fails.   These tips might be useful for beginning writers – whether travel or any other genre.   Respect Word Count limits When your editor says one thousand words, it really means “one thousand words”. Maybe one thousand [...]

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 [...]

Navigating the Freelance World with E-Contracts
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[Posted on: 3 June 2013]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Writer's Resources]
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Freelance work is a great way to supplement your funds especially when you have a regular 9-5 job. Some even decide to go freelance full time when their loyal clientele has grown too huge to manage on a part-time basis. Becoming a freelancer, however, comes with risks, including not getting paid by your client. Here [...]



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