Traveling is a Journey, How Will Your Words Describe Yours?

Updated: Mar 28th, 2010

Travel writers, traveling is a journey, how will you remember yours? Will your words make your readers want more? Write an article that is fresh, crisp, and stimulates the senses of readers. Get your point across, whether it’s a city’s efforts to “go green” or the vastness of the Sahara. Paint a vivid picture of your travel to draw readers to your story.

When you travel, you may want to leave the laptop at home. Bring a pen and small notebook for note taking. Don’t hurry your travel writing. Once you’re back home, wait a few days or even a week before you write your travel article. Look over your notes and decide what you keep and omit from your writing. Before you know it, your article will be written in no time!

Descriptives for Writing

  1. Using-the-Five-Senses-to-Enhance-Your-Writing. Find out how your five senses can add a “punch” to your writing. Read how sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch can affect your words.
  2. Boost Your Creative Writing. Discover the top seven writing exercises that can enhance your creative writing.
  3. Travel Novels. Pickup a few pointers by reading a novel or two from writers in travel writing. See how they do it and write a great article today.
  4. Gary Lee. Rolf Potts has a “Q and A” session with Gary Lee a “veteran staff writer who has reported from over 60 countries for the Washington Post travel section.” Gary offers his insight into the world of travel writing.
  5. Writers Digest. This online magazine helps writers develop their craft. In addition to resources and information, Writers Digest offers a forum where you can connect with other writers.

Continue on your quest,
~ Rebecca

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