Travel Writing Tips


Writing Techniques That Make Words Come Alive

These writing techniques won’t make your words come alive unless you actually apply them to your writing. That is, you need to edit your work by looking for each technique in your writing. The only way to write better is to rewrite your work. If you’re serious about learning how to write better, read Improve Your Writing Skills: Powerful Techniques for Mastering […]

Writing Techniques That Make Words Come Alive

How to Become a Photojournalist

How to Become a Photojournalist

These five tips for becoming a photojournalist (or a travel writer, truth be told) are inspired by the parable of the Tiger and Strawberries, and based on an article called “10 Tips for Selling Your Travel Writing.” There is no way any article can teach you everything you need to know about how to become a photojournalist. I recommend Photojournalism: […]


5 Travel Writing Tips for Writers

These travel writing tips are for writers who can’t write description – like me! I travel all the time, and indeed am currently on vacation in Waikiki, but I wouldn’t call myself a “travel writer.” These tips are for writers who travel and want to sell articles about their trips, but don’t wish to describe where they’ve been and what […]

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5 Ways to Be the Writer Who Gets Hired

Some freelance writers have a steady stream of work — more writing gigs than they can handle! — while other freelancers are always job hunting. These five tips will help you be the writer who keeps getting hired… Before the tips, a quip: “The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.” ~ Thomas […]


7 Reasons Writers Are Fools if They Don’t Tell Stories

Don’t be a foolish writer! Here, a publication coach describes the reasons writers need to tell stories, and explains why story-telling is “the most important job for writers.” “Telling stories – and telling them well – is probably the single most important job facing any writer,” says the Publication Coach, Daphne Gray-Grant. “And guess what? Stories aren’t just for novelists. They’re […]


Quips and Tips From a Published Writer, Medical Doctor and Flamenco Dancer

You don’t have time to write, you say? Check out this interview with author, doctor, and flamenco dancer Susan Biali. Her quips and tips will motivate you to write that book, send out those query letters, and build your blog beyond your wildest dreams! Here’s what Dr Biali says about how difficult it is to get published: “One thing that […]


10 Tips on How to Get Vacation Discounts for Bloggers

I don’t often write or blog about traveling, but when I booked my third overseas vacation in a year, I decided to learn a few secrets of the travel writer trade! Here are ten ways to get vacation discounts for bloggers and writers (or what I learned as a travel blogger)… The Travel Writer’s Handbook: How to Write – and […]

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Ideas for Writers Who Travel, But Who Don’t Write About Traveling

I’m a writer who travels often, and I’m ashamed to say I don’t write about traveling for magazines or websites. In fact, travel writing is my least favorite type of writing (and reading, really) – but, luckily, there are other things to write about while traveling! Before my “travel” writing tips, a quip: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but […]