Posts Tagged ‘Mistakes To Avoid’

Are You Holding Yourself Back?
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[Posted on: 23 April 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]
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It’s been a while since I’ve indulged myself with a good rant. But this one has been building steam. It seems like lately I’ve been seeing certain mistakes being made by travel writers and bloggers that are clearly negatively impacting them, but they don’t realize it. Some make me want to reach through my monitor […]

Take Advantage of Google’s Free Tools
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[Posted on: 14 April 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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  Google offers a wide variety of free products, services, and tools. Some of these tools are designed to help websites become successful. I use Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools on a regular basis to gather the information I need to improve my blog. Yes, I look at how my numbers are doing – […]

Ten Tips for Hunting Down Stories on the Road
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It can happen to us all, eventually. Dare I admit it in public though? That travel writers and traveling can jade the adventurous spirit, that you can be in a dream location and suddenly have nothing to write about. That you don’t want to write about coconut trees swaying in the tropical and scented breeze […]

If You’re Going Up The Creek, Take a Paddle
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[Posted on: 29 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Technology, Writer's Resources]
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Imagine that you’re traveling in a foreign country. Like any smart traveler, you’ve stored your most important and valuable items, such as your passport, airline tickets, credit cards, and extra cash or travelers checks, in your hotel room safe. You arrive back at your room after a day of sight-seeing or lounging by the pool […]

Developing The Perfect Pitch
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[Posted on: 17 March 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]
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Are online publications really that much different from glossy mailbox delivered ones? Some aspects…yes. Others…not so much. After all they both accept articles, stories and photos. So where do you start when you want to pitch a story idea to an editor? Can you use the same information, the same tactics and even the same […]

The Importance of a Writers Agreement
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[Posted on: 22 February 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Overcoming Obstacles]
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In today’s world the economics of writing have changed. As a small publisher, (and YES every blogger is a publisher), you have access to many writers that will write for free or almost free. Some write for the thrill of writing and others are motivated more by the “perks”. While “perks” vary from niche to […]

How To Manage Your Blog While Traveling
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[Posted on: 8 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
[40 Comments]

Many people that travel for extended periods of time often consider making a travel blog to share their experiences with friends and family.  Some also dream of having their blog take off and become popular.   If you are one of the few that has made the decision to keep a travel blog with hopes […]

What’s a Real Editor Going to Do For My Manuscript?
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[Posted on: 3 February 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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Would you fly from San Francisco to Paris if your airplane was flown by a pilot that didn’t know what he was doing? I think not. Would you take your car to a mechanic who was just practicing in his spare time? I hope not. Well, why would you trust your manuscript to the eyes […]

Choose Your Words Carefully
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[Posted on: 1 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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One of the most powerful moments of my professional life was when I was a guest writer visiting an elementary school. I asked a class of 4th graders to describe the color of the Caribbean Sea. After the “turquoise” word was shouted out by many, we brainstormed and came up with some better ways to […]

Do You Write What You Mean?
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[Posted on: 28 December 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Education]
[15 Comments]

Editing is a must when you write. Even the best writers and editors need someone else to edit their work. It is very easy when you are typing quickly to misspell or use the wrong spelling of a word. I did it a few weeks ago with an important e-mail—using their instead of there—and I […]



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