Posts Tagged ‘Rejection’

A Positive Lesson in Rejection

  Rejection is a natural part of being a writer. Even those writers and authors who have gone on to achieve international success were, at one point or another, rejected. One of the differences between those who go on to be successful and those who don’t is the willingness to learn from the experience and […]

Why I Fired a Travel Writer

I’ve been working on this post for several days now….. …and hesitated even publishing it but on Monday I read Trisha’s “Why Am I Not Getting Invited on Press Trips?” Then, a couple nights ago @solofriendly and @dkferm had a similar discussion. Trust me, I am not the type of person that dots my I’s […]

Q&A: Why Am I Not Getting Invited on Press Trips?
[Posted on: 25 October 2010]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Q&A]

Welcome to another installment of Ask The Editor! This month a travel blogger I know personally called and asked me why he/she (I won’t say which, I’m trying to keep this anonymous since it involves some constructive criticism) has been declined by several PR companies and destinations for press trips. It was frustrating just being […]

Are You Holding Yourself Back?
[Posted on: 23 April 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]

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 […]

The woes of a travel writer – Part II
[Posted on: 9 March 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles]
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In part two, discover how this situation could have been handled and what a travel writer is supposed to do. You’ll learn valuable lessons which you can apply to other writing assignments. Remember, there’s always a silver lining! What happened? After you discover another writer has written your assigned articles, you email the editor. You […]

The woes of a travel writer – Part I
[Posted on: 6 March 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles]
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This morning, some of you may have read the original post “The rants of a travel writer.” Now that I’ve re-read the post and received insight from others, I realized it may have had a bit of an angry or sarcastic tone to it. That was not my intention. I meant to advise writers of […]

27 Secrets to Creating Travel Writing Articles Like a Pro

Travel writing articles can add to your cash flow. You may not become Steenie Harvey overnight, but you’ll do all right. You may not receive free meals or travel, but you could. If you’re willing to do the work, you’ll persevere in the world of travel writing. Your fate lies in your hands — no […]

Rejection Letters Scare Travel Writers to Death
[Posted on: 31 October 2008]
[Posted in: Tips & Tricks]
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A group of travel writers took a travel writing course on “how to get published in travel writing.” They wrote their articles with care. The instructor read, critiqued, and proofread their articles. He gave them back to the travel writers to make revisions. The articles were sent to various publications. Of course, the travel writers […]

Travel Writer, Job?…It’s One Adventure After the Other
[Posted on: 3 October 2008]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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The travel writer job is not your typical job! It’s a constant fun-filled adventure. When you travel, you can write about it. You can make money as you travel. Furthermore, you can receive FREE TRAVEL for your efforts. Wipe the sweat from the face because you can handle traveling from place to place. You can […]

Reject Rejection: Travel Writer Overcomes Disappointment
[Posted on: 3 September 2008]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Education]
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She was given an opportunity to write for LifeWire, a business unit of The New York Times Company. The assignment was to write a 750 word or less travel article on Family Travel to Aruba. She psyched herself up to write the article but deep down inside, she was not excited about Aruba or writing […]



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