Posts Tagged ‘Travel Writing’

Book Review: Travel Writing 2.0
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  Rare are my opportunities these days to just sit and read a good book. But when I do have time, you’ll generally find me with my nose buried in something that will help me improve my technical or writing skills, or learn something new about online marketing or promotion, or to stay current with [...]

Successful Travel Writing: 7 Tips for Working on the Road
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Every writer, whether amateur or pro, has at some point dreamed about the amazing lifestyle of a travel writer. It’s rewarding already just to be able to make your living with your craft, and travel writers get to see some of the most amazing places in the world while doing just that, living what seems [...]

Travel Writer Slash Photographer
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One of the first job responsibilities I had when I started out as an assistant travel editor at Condé Nast was to do photo research. This required physically going to various Ad and PR agencies in midtown Manhattan and examining sheet after sheet of slides with my loupe (which I never let out of my [...]

A Positive Lesson in Rejection
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  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 [...]

The Art of Interviewing: 5 Tips to Get Great Quotes
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[Posted on: 21 March 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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Interviewing another person is one of the important skills that any travel writer may wish to develop. Interviewing anyone – whether a tour guide, a celebrity, hotelier or a fellow traveler – will give you new ideas to write about, and a fresh angle on what might have looked like a stale story line. Quotes [...]

Writing the Perfect Destination Review
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[Posted on: 14 March 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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  As a follow up to her earlier Guest Article…. … Writing The Perfect Lodging Review, well-known professional travel writer and Uptake Lodging Editor Nancy D. Brown takes a break from her perpetual traveling to share with us more of her sage advice on writing.   Here are her tips on writing that perfect destination [...]

Getting a New Perspective
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[Posted on: 7 March 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Today more than ever, there’s such an urgency to post stories. No sooner do we have an idea, there’s pressure to get it written and get it out there. So what’s up with that? Fear. Fear that someone else is going to beat us. Fear that they’ll be perceived as the originator of the idea. [...]

Give Readers What They Came to Get
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[Posted on: 28 February 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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  Travel writers necessarily have to think from two perspectives at the same time… … that experienced perspective your readers have come to expect from you, and your reader’s perspective. The former knows which bus to take to get to the train station and where to get it, while the latter needs more guidance. Whether [...]

Finding Inspiration to Write About Far Off Places
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Some of us have the good fortune of living in the place we love most in the world… … So that when it comes to writing about that place, all we have to do is look out the window for inspiration. Every time I’m in Italy, my cup runneth over with ideas for articles that [...]

The Art of Personal Travel Essay Writing
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[Posted on: 14 February 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts]
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Have you ever wanted to transform your travel journal entries into compelling narratives or travel essays? Do you dream about publishing your work as a travel writer? As you already know, there are many different styles and genres of travel writing. One of the most common forms of travel writing today is travel blogging. I [...]

Standing Out in the Crowd
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Among us, right now, there could be a garage band as game-changing to the music world as the Beatles were. But chances are we’ll never hear a note they’ll play. Breaking out of the pack or being discovered in any creative arena today is as realistic as a blonde hair/blue eyed Minnesota girl showing up [...]

Q&A: Why Are My Article Pitches Getting Rejected?
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[Posted on: 31 January 2011]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Q&A]
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  Welcome to another installment of Ask The Editor! Today I cull once again through the copious questions from my email inbox, and pull another one that I hear frequently enough that it belongs in an FAQ somewhere: Q. Why do my article pitches and guest posting efforts get rejected? Sometimes I don’t even get [...]

How I Got Back to Writing
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[Posted on: 24 January 2011]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started]
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Everyone has a story in them. You just have to put it down. Now, with so many internet opportunities, everyone can become a writer or at least a blogger. Here’s my story. I loved writing until my high school English teacher trashed a short story I wrote. I was crushed and put down my pen. [...]

Serious Travel Writing: It’s Not About First-Class Hotels
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[Posted on: 3 January 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Since I started FarewellTravels.com just over a year ago, I’ve been approached by many writers who say they simply want to write for the site so they can stay in luxury hotels. This always stops me. I can’t help but wonder….did they get into the field so they could stay in luxury hotels? I have [...]

Finding Inspiration: A Year-End Reflection
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[Posted on: 27 December 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Overcoming Obstacles, Year End Reflections]
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At the end of each year, I have a personal tradition that I engage in. I spend the last week of the year in quiet reflection of the year that has just passed, and the new year that is to come. I make time in my schedule to be alone, with just my notes from [...]



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