How do you become a travel writer? What is bad vs. good travel writing? Professional freelance travel writers and guidebook authors answer your most frequently asked questions about becoming a travel writer. I’m the Adventurous Writer – an experienced freelance magazine writer, blogger and published… Read More »Do You Want to Be a Travel Writer? FAQ and Answers
Travel Writing Tips
I’m preparing for a month-long trip overseas and am looking for vacation discounts. I’m not a “travel blogger” but I often write about my vacation experiences. Here are the best tips I found; they’re perfect for writers and bloggers who don’t typically write about travel… Read More »10 Ways to Get Travel Discounts for Bloggers and Writers
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… Read More »Writing Techniques That Make Words Come Alive
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… Read More »How to Become a Photojournalist
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… Read More »5 Ways to Be the Writer Who Gets Hired
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 for everyone from the CEO to his or her most junior communications staffer.”
Good stories — and good writers — are concrete, sticky, and memorable. To learn more about writing non-fiction that sells, read Damn! Why Didn’t I Write That?: How Ordinary People are Raking in $100,000.00 or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too!
And, here are Gray-Grant’s reasons non-fiction writers must master the task of story-telling…Read More »7 Reasons Writers Are Fools if They Don’t Tell Stories
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 really bothers me that prevails in talk about writers and writing is that it’s really hard to break into the market, really hard to get published, and really hard to earn any income,” she says. “I think that as writers we should speak more optimistically about the realities of our profession. Much of what I’ve accomplished as a freelance writer and author has been in spite of what people told me or warned me about.”
She says the negativity and gloom actually motivated her to write more – but fragile writers might give up entirely because of all the “negative press” about the writing life. If you’re one of those “fragile” writers, you need a booster shot from Dr B! Read her book Live a Life You Love!: 7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier, More Passionate You. And, here are her thoughts on the writing life…Read More »Quips and Tips From a Published Writer, Medical Doctor and Flamenco Dancer