Posts Tagged ‘Success’

Write as if Your Life Depends On It
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[Posted on: 21 April 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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The first time I walked into a writer’s workshop, I had a story to tell and thought it was ready to rock and roll. After all, hadn’t I just spent six months crouched over my laptop in the garage of my cousin’s house, wrapped in a blanket and writing my story? Hadn’t the publisher agreed [...]

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 – [...]

How To Capitalize on Opportunities
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[Posted on: 9 April 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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You’re at a Travel Writing Conference, and an editor or PR person wants to follow up with you. So you quickly whip out a business card…..or do you? I’m surprised by how few new media travel writers and bloggers take the time to create their own marketing tools such as business cards, post cards, etc…to [...]

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 [...]

Virtual Assistance – Everything But The Coffee
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[Posted on: 26 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Writer's Resources]
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The world of publishing is changing day by day. In the old days, an author whose book was accepted for publication could count on a team of professionals, employed by the publisher, whose jobs were to polish a manuscript into a slick, shelf-ready product. These days, many of the powerhouse publishers have down-sized, and, as [...]

Mentoring: The Two-Way Street to Success
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[Posted on: 22 March 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Resources]
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  You Mentor Me and I’ll Mentor You. My blog is less than a year old, yet it now holds position 51 in Travel Blog Sites’s top 100 travel blogs. I could not have achieved this spot without my blogging mentor. Keith of the Velvet Escape and I met on Twitter 10 months ago. I [...]

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 [...]

Automate Your Twitter Tasks with Tweet Adder
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[Posted on: 8 March 2010]
[Posted in: Reviews, Technology]
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Twitter has become enormously popular. Celebrities such as Oprah are on Twitter. Ok, Oprah is probably not tweeting herself, but someone from her organization is. It’s a great way to keep fans and followers up-to-date on what is going in your life or to promote your blog or website. Instead of spending hours every day [...]

Why are you Blogging?
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Why are you doing, or even thinking about doing, this thing called “blogging?” Oh so long ago in blog years, back in December of 2008 sometime between the hours of midnight and 3 am, I started my first blog.  After ten clicks and minutes I had set one up with what I thought was the [...]

Creative Writing Retreats
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[Posted on: 12 February 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Interviews, Overcoming Obstacles]
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Lately I’ve become intrigued by the idea of a creative writing retreat. I’ve been feeling a bit fried creatively. Maybe it’s the mid-winter doldrums. Maybe it’s just having too many projects on my plate at one time. But the thought of getting away and clearing my mind of everything and rediscovering my inspiration sounds more [...]

How to Find the Right Editor for Your Book
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[Posted on: 5 February 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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It is the great dream of every writer. Whether you write non-fiction articles, novels, poems, short stories or film and book reviews, it is inevitable that you have a desire to be published. And if you buy into the general consensus about getting published, you’ll think you have a better chance of winning the lottery, [...]

Suzy: The Finale – Suzy Speaks!
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[Posted on: 29 January 2010]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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  Hi everyone! I’m “Suzy”, from the Case Study. Some of you may know me as Nancy D. Brown from the “What a Trip” blog. As Trisha mentioned in our interview, we met on a press trip. I distinctly remember her asking me about what keywords I wanted to rank for on my blog and [...]

A Blog is Like a Baby: How to Parent It
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[Posted on: 25 January 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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A good parent can’t say, “Well, I changed, fed, and loved the baby yesterday. I’m tired today; I’m going to take a break.” Blogs also need constant care and attention. If you don’t keep feeding your blog’s audience new information and stories, they will wither away. Blogs are hungry little suckers. It’s not just the [...]

Suzy: Week 22 – The Interview
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[Posted on: 22 January 2010]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started, Interviews]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. You can browse through all the older installments here.   I promised you a video interview.   And dagnabbit I’m gonna’ give you folks a video interview, even if it’s not oscar-worthy.   At the last minute [...]

Suzy: Week 21 – The Wrap Up
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[Posted on: 15 January 2010]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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  If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One.     You can browse through all the older installments here.     It’s been a long road, but we’ve finally reached the end of it. “Suzy” and I met on a Media Trip in the [...]



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