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Issue #93: 5 Travel Writing Blunders and How to Avoid Them
December 21, 2015
|Greetings Fellow Travel Writers and Bloggers!
The holiday book sale last week was a smash hit! A big thank you to everyone who purchased books. I look forward to hearing how you go with the advice you find in these guides.
As you know, I love teaching people how to be successful with travel writing. I meet aspiring writers everywhere - at conferences, on social media, on press trips and through email. And I notice many writers making the same mistakes - things that are deal-breakers when it comes to getting their stories published.
I made a list of the recurring mistakes, and when I stepped back and looked at the list, I realized it would make a good post.
Maybe it’s the short days and the long nights at this time of year, but as I wrote, the article just kept getting longer and longer. So I turned it into 3 separate posts, with the first one running in this issue.
This week’s article covers 5 general types of errors - blunders that will keep you out of the travel writing game. But it’s not necessary to make these mistakes - and I offer up some advice about how to avoid them.
Read the article to find out if any of these things are holding you back and keeping you from getting your story ideas published ...
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Most travel writing workshops leave out some important details. They don’t show you how to successfully sell your stories so you can get paid and get some travel perks.
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I have intentionally scheduled this workshop early next year so you can use it to plan out your story ideas, get assignments and line up some perks for your 2016 travels - and I will help you do this.
You won’t find this kind of guidance anywhere else.
If you enjoy learning in a small, supportive atmosphere, and you like the opportunity to ask questions - and get them answered - this workshop is for you.
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