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Issue #421: How To Launch Your Travel Writing Business – Fast!
November 21, 2022
|Greetings Fellow Travel Writers!
. . . and WELCOME all new subscribers. Thanks for joining us.
This is our 4th consecutive listing and we’re the only travel writing website on the list!
Now in its 24th year, the annual 101 Best Websites for Writers has been singling out some of the best resources for aspiring and established writers across all genres.
These websites all focus on one goal: Helping you improve your craft and get your work into reader’s hands.
The 2023 Writer’s Yearbook is on the bookstore shelves now. It’s a comprehensive resource featuring the top websites and markets for writers.
You can order a copy of the Annual Yearbook at this link or pick up a copy at your local bookstore.
How To Launch Your Travel Writing Business – Fast!The best thing about freelance travel writing is that it’s easy to get your business up and running.
In terms of skills and abilities, you need to know how to write well, and you need to be organized. Add a few bits of technology, some basic resources and common sense, and you’re good to go.
Here's my checklist to help you launch your travel writing business fast . . .
Upcoming PostsNov 28: A Travel Writing Secret for Success
Dec 5: Improve Your Travel Writing: Six Easy Ways to Get Useful Feedback (Without Taking a Class Or Joining a Writer's Group)
Dec 12: Our PitchTravelWrite.com Travel Writing Craft Resource Page
Here's Who Joined Us in Charleston SC for Our Travel Writing & Photography Retreat and Our Marketing Master Class For Travel WritersDonna Hall . . .
. . . has lived in Scandinavia and traveled throughout the U.S., Europe and China. She worked in public relations and marketing for 20 years before becoming a special education teacher.
Donna is an Alaska Travel Expert, certified by the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) and a member of ATIA. She’s also the author of travel website
Homer by the Bay (.com)
Donna enjoys new experiences, reading, diving down the research rabbit hole, and sharing the joy of exploring new places. And she's one of our biggest fans. At the Charleston workshop Donna showed me her file with my ten travel writing eBooks — she has them all!
Thank you for attending our workshops, Donna. You traveled the farthest of all the participants!
Inspirational Travel Quote
Pitch Travel Write: Most Requested Links About Your Writing Goals and ProductivityDo you want to sell more travel stories, maximize your time, & wring as much money as possible from your freelance writing?
Here are three articles packed with advice and ideas to boost your productivity and help you achieve those goals . . .
MORE RESOURCES FOR TRAVEL WRITERS
Featured Book of the Month:
The Art & Craft of Travel WritingWe’re thrilled to offer this month’s book, “The Art & Craft of Travel Writing: How to Develop Your Craft, Hone Your Skills, Avoid Mistakes, Work Smarter, and Be More Successful.”
What’s in our 21-chapter, 152-page book?
We’re glad you asked!
Here are some of the chapters . . .
We’ll show you how to allocate your writing time for maximum efficiency, and exactly what you
need to do to break into the competitive travel writing market.
Latest News on Workshops & eBooksTravel Writing & Marketing Workshops
We’re already planning next year’s Travel Writing and Marketing workshops. We'll be holding them in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Santa Fe is a beautiful city of 83,000 people. It has plenty of good restaurants, art galleries, boutique shops, museums, and other attractions to keep travel journalists entertained for a solid week. We're looking forward to seeing you in Santa Fe!
New eBooks Coming Soon
We’re excited to announce that we’ve finished the draft of our ebook “500 Print Magazines That Want To Publish Your Travel Articles.” Rather than revise our current eBook, “100 Print Magazines That Want To Publish Your Travel Articles” we decided to write an entirely new book.
We’ve tossed out the magazines that have folded since the 2016 edition and added in a whopping 450 NEW magazines (maybe more) to this eBook. Yes, you read that right!
We’ll have more details in an upcoming newsletter once we’ve done the finishing touches.
We’re about to publish another eBook to help you get your travel stories published. It’s called The Best of Roy’s Blogs: Roy’s Solutions for Selling More Travel Stories, Writing Better, and Earning More Money.
You need to have a lot of skills to be successful in the freelance travel writing game. In the past fifteen years I’ve been bombarded with hundreds of email questions about many aspects of travel writing. The blogs you’re about to read are my succinct answers to these urgent questions.
These blogs are gathered from my email replies, Facebook posts, LinkedIn posts, blogs, and newsletter editorials. They provide quality solutions in summary form to the myriad challenges travel writers face.
Even better, at the end of each blog I give you the link to a more detailed and comprehensive coverage of each topic so you can continue on to a more in-depth post on our website PitchTravelWrite.com.
Follow the advice dispensed in this eBook and you’ll earn more from your travel writing by selling more stories and improving your travel writing.
More information on both eBooks coming soon.
Group Coaching Registration is ClosedWe'd love to have you in the next session.
If you want to get on our Interest List, follow the link below . . .
Did You Know . . .Our Complete Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers is ranked #1 on TravelWritersExchange.com’s Top Ten Travel Writing Workshops.
Your next opportunity to attend these classes be in 2023. Our travel writing & marketing workshops are highly informative and a blast, socially.
Our travel writing & marketing workshops are highly informative and a blast, socially.
Get on our interest list for updates:
At Your Service
PitchTravelWrite.com, is our information-packed website for travel writers. This e-zine, a series of travel writing books and reference guides, coaching programs, and our workshops all work together to give you guidance in this field.
Our aim is to provide you with practical, nitty gritty information to help you gain entry into the travel writing realm and all the enjoyment that comes with it.
Awards and AccoladesWe're thrilled to announce that www.PitchTravelWrite.com is once again on The Write Life’s list of 100 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS!
You can see the entire list by visiting their website - click on the graphic to view the list now.
We're proud to announce that our travel writing website has made Writer’s Digest Magazine’s 2016, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 101 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS.
Writer's Digest Magazine also lists us on their Best Genre/Niche Websites for 2021.
Writer's Digest doesn’t bestow these awards lightly. And we’re the only travel writing website on their lists!
And the accolades for PitchTravelWrite.com just keep pouring in! Our website helps travel writers successfully sell their travel stories. Thank you, Writer’s Digest Magazine, for listing us on your “Best Genre/Niche Websites for 2020, 2021 and 2022.”
Friend me on FacebookMy Facebook page is about freelance travel writing. I frequently post about:
• links to other well produced travel websites and blogs
• links to my travel articles
• magazine cover stories and back stories
• links to resource pages
• links to coaching and mentoring resources
. . .and plenty of other useful information to get you up to speed
Link to Roy's Personal Facebook page
That's all for now. Until next week - just keep pitching! Roy
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