Posts Tagged ‘Query Letters’

What Novice Travel Writers Need to Learn . . . Fast!
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I know that I make freelance travel writing look easy. I’ve had more than 1,000 articles published in 200+ regional, national, and international magazines, newspapers, trade journals, custom publications, specialty magazines, in-flights, on-boards, and online travel magazines. But, I’m the first person to tell you that breaking into paying print media is way harder than […]

Sales & Marketing are NOT Dirty Words!
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[Posted on: 21 October 2019]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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The marketing component of freelance writing scares away many writers. Most novice writers are clueless at marketing themselves and their work, and worse, fear it like the plague. Other writers “just want to write”, believing that somehow, miraculously, editors of top shelf magazines will call them with assignments. However, if you want to be successful […]

Focus Your Query Letters
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[Posted on: 16 September 2019]
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Many aspiring travel writers never get around to sending out pitches because they can’t quite figure out how to write a query letter. Writing a marketable query is especially difficult in travel writing because beginners have the tendency of wanting to pitch a story about every attraction at a destination. I get this. Early in […]

Travel Bloggers: You Could Be Sitting on a Gold Mine!
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I’ve met hundreds of travel bloggers during my freelance travel writing career. Almost without exception they tell me they hadn’t realized how much work would be involved in creating and maintaining a blog. And, most of them tell me they’ve made little or no money from their travel blog, even after two or three years. […]

How Assumptions Erode Your Travel Writing Success
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[Posted on: 20 August 2018]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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Over the past several years of working with novice travel writers, I’ve noticed they tend to make a lot of incorrect assumptions about how things work in freelance writing. These assumptions cost them assignments with paying magazines and newspapers. One prevalent assumption is that some paying magazines will not be interested in their stories. I […]

It’s Not Just All Travel Articles – Part III
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[Posted on: 14 October 2009]
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This is the last – but most important – of this three-part series about the writing travel writers need to do in addition to travel writing. The focus of this week’s blog post is the Query Letter. Some travel writers still struggle with writing query letters, but it’s a vital skill to have if it’s […]

Do You Know How To Query?
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The following article is an excerpt from “Success: Your Path to a Successful Book” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill, and is reprinted with permission (and a big thank you to Maralyn). You can learn more about Maralyn at the end of this article. Do you know how to Query? Magazines, Agents and […]



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