Posts Tagged ‘Mistakes To Avoid’

Travel Writers Take Time to Invest in Becoming a Writer
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[Posted on: 24 September 2008]
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She stares at the computer screen, hoping inspiration will jump out and assist her with writing an article. The only thing on the screen is a cursor that blinks over and over again. She looks around her office and stares at the four white walls. “Yeah, this is inspiring,” she thinks to herself. She has […]

Who’s Afraid of Travel Writing? Conquer Your Fear, Write, and Find Success
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[Posted on: 17 September 2008]
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It’s midnight and all is quiet on the waterfront. Her heels click on the pavement as she walks quickly back to her hotel. A stranger in a strange land, she clutches her notebook close to her. It holds the key to her travel writing success. Nay, the travel article that is yet to be written […]

A Travel Article Headline Needs More Than “ATTENTION!”
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[Posted on: 12 September 2008]
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Pop Quiz! How many travel writers believe the sole purpose of a headline is “to grab a reader’s attention?” The music from the game show JEOPARDY is now playing in the background. We need your answer… Put your pens down because time is up. Well, 98 out of 100 travel writers believe that a headline’s […]

Travel Writer Travels Everywhere to Find the Right Companion
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[Posted on: 1 September 2008]
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He traveled day and night looking for that special travel companion for his next adventure. His travels take him all over the internet and throughout the city. He points and clicks to the travel section on Amazon.com which is jammed packed with books. He walks to the local bookstore and finds a travel section overrun […]

Travel Writers: How to Unlock Writer’s Block in 5 Easy Steps
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[Posted on: 4 August 2008]
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Travel writers everywhere experience writer’s block. Some become frustrated because they don’t know how to overcome it. Sit back, relax, grab your favorite beverage, and just “chill” while reading these steps. Actually, that’s good advice. Becoming stressed out about writer’s block will not help. It will make you more tense and then you will not […]

How Editors Find and Retain Freelance Writers
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[Posted on: 18 July 2008]
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Freelance travel writers may work with many editors over a period of time. It can be a challenge to work with people who do not understand the artistry of writing. This excerpt is taken from Paul Lima’s blog: “Freelancer writers bring ideas, energy and words to publications. And there’s nothing that makes an editor’s job […]

5 Secrets to Submitting a Query Letter
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[Posted on: 4 July 2008]
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Submitting a query letter to an editor of any travel publication can be a daunting task but it does not have to be. Editors of travel publications receive many query letters and writings each day. Why not make your query letter stand out from the others? Just make sure your travel writing stands out as […]

Point and Click to Instant Travel Writing Tips
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[Posted on: 30 June 2008]
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You will become a better travel writer if you study writing tips and perform writing exercises. Taking steps to improve your travel writing will benefit you in the long run. The time you spend honing your craft will help you create the writing success you desire as a travel writer. First, ensure that your topic […]

Exclusive! Inside Secrets to Publishing from Editors and Publishers!
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[Posted on: 16 June 2008]
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Good morning travel writers! It’s Monday, do you have that article or guidebook written? Are you preparing to submit your work to an editor or publisher? Before you do, check out the “inside scoop” from editors and publishers. Does your work look professional? What are standard editing rates? Can you trust that publisher over the […]

Need a Travel Writing Makeover?
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[Posted on: 13 June 2008]
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Travel writers, does your writing need a makeover? Whether you are a novice or expert, it’s good to refresh your skills. One way to do this is by taking classes and courses in travel writing. Another way is to attend a conference or two. Seminars and workshops are also great ways to “hone” your writing […]



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