PitchTravelWrite Blog

By Roy Stevenson

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Here's the latest news and posts about travel writing and how to market your travel stories ...

Apr 11, 2019

Why "Practice Makes Perfect" is Terrible Advice for Travel Writing

The idiom "Practice Makes Perfect" is terrible advice for travel writing (and everything else). Here's why ...

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Apr 11, 2019

Rey Waters Travel Writer: Life Doesn't Get Better Than This

Here's Rey Waters travel writing success story. At 71, he says "I'm enjoying life like it was meant to be." Read his story here ...

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Apr 09, 2019

Travel Shows for Travel Writers

Travel shows aren’t just for tourists - they’re for travel writers, too. Here’s how to network with exhibitors and land press trips and fam tours.

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Apr 09, 2019

Marketing Yourself On the Road

Marketing yourself is the most important aspect of a freelance career. Here's how to do it while you're on the road.

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Apr 09, 2019

Press Trips for Travel Writers and Bloggers: How to Find Them

Press trips for travel writers and travel bloggers aren’t hard to find if you know where to look. Here are three places where you can find them …

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Apr 08, 2019

Improve Your Writing With These 4 Books

If you want to improve your writing, it helps to learn from the experts. Here are 4 books I can recommend for your bookshelf ...

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Apr 07, 2019

Six Surprising Travel Writing Myths

These six travel writing myths might surprise you if you're an aspiring travel writer. Don't let them fool you - they're far removed from reality.

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Mar 31, 2019

Top 4 Travel Writing Books for Pitching, Selling and Marketing Advice

Travel writing books with good advice for pitching and marketing your travel stories are hard to find. Here are my top 4 picks ...

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Mar 30, 2019

Writing About Vehicles: An Overlooked Travel Writing Genre

Writing about vehicles may not seem like a travel writing genres. But consider the many ways travel intersects with vehicles & you'll find many opportunities.

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Mar 21, 2019

Query Letter Success : Strategies for Travel Writers

Query letter success depends on how you write your pitch and if it gets the attention of the editor. Here's the best strategy to use if you're a beginner ...

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Mar 17, 2019

Generate Story Ideas that Sell

Selling your story ideas can be easy if you know these six ways to generate stories that editors want.

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Mar 17, 2019

Press Trip Tips

Press Trip Tips Resource Page points you to all the free articles on this site. Press and fam tours provide informative travel opportunities for travel writers. Access all the articles here.

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Mar 17, 2019

Writing for Expat Magazines

Expat magazines are a travel-related genre to consider if you want to get published. It's an easy way for novices to break into travel writing. Here's how ...

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Mar 08, 2019

Travel Writing Skills for Success

There are 2 major travel writing skills for success. Do you know what they are? What are you doing to hone your skills and make sure you're successful?

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Mar 02, 2019

Tim Cotroneo – My Story as a Golf and Travel Writer

Tim Cotroneo is a successful golf and travel writer. Here's his story from the first "yes" to new niches he's picked up along the way.

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Feb 17, 2019

Pitching Travel Stories : My Five-Step Pitching Process

Pitching travel stories doesn't have to be difficult. Here’s my 5-step pitching process for travel writers to help you get your travel stories into magazines.

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Feb 17, 2019

Creating a Sense of Place in Your Travel Articles

Creating a sense of place is one of the key ways to get your reader involved and interested in reading your stories. Here are tips on how to do it...

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Feb 15, 2019

2019 Travel Writing Workshop Seattle

The 2019 travel writing workshop in Seattle will be held April 25-27. Learn more about it here ...

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Jan 31, 2019

Successful Travel Stories: 9 Questions to Ask Before You Pitch

You can write successful travel stories that editors want to buy if you screen your story ideas first. Here are nine questions to ask before you pitch ...

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Jan 27, 2019

Where to Pitch Travel Stories

Where to pitch travel stories is a difficult task for many writers. Here are 7 tips to help you find magazines and get your travel articles published.

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Jan 18, 2019

Query Multiple Travel Story Ideas and Multiply Your Sales

Presenting multiple travel story ideas in your query letter to editors often results in multiple sales – here’s how to do it …

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Jan 13, 2019

Barb Harmon's Travel Writing Journey

Barb Harmon's travel writing journey began with a life shattering event. Read her story about how taking up travel writing turned her life around ...

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Jan 05, 2019

Why Write for Free?

Why write for free? Travel writers should air to get paid, but there are a few reasons why you might work for free. Here are some of them ...

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Jan 05, 2019

How to Get Published 90% of the Time and Make Money

To get published and make money from your writing there are six things you must do well - do you know what they are? Find out here ...

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Dec 07, 2018

Coaching and Mentoring Services for Travel Writers

Registration is open for Roy Stevenson's coaching for travel writers. He will guide you through his entire marketing process and help you get published...

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Dec 02, 2018

Improve Your Writing: Six Ways to Get Useful Feedback

Improve your writing using these six techniques - they're free! And you don't have to take a class or join a writers group to use them.

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Nov 30, 2018

Fact Checking for Travel Writers

Fact checking is one of the most important tasks for freelance travel writers. Here's why you want to make sure your facts are correct, and how it can make or break your travel story ...

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Nov 24, 2018

Breaking into Regional Magazines for Freelance Writers

Writing for regional magazines is a right of passage for freelance travel writers. Here's some advice for breaking into these magazines and resources to help you do it ...

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Nov 16, 2018

Getting Paid for Your Travel Stories

Getting paid for your travel stories involves some business savvy and knowing what to do. Here's how ...

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Nov 10, 2018

Writing Exceptional Ledes

Writing exceptional ledes is one of the most underutilized tools for travel writers. Here are twelve of my favorites and examples of how to use each of them, along with other advice about writing great hooks ...

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Nov 08, 2018

Story Ideas that Sell eBook

Story Ideas that Sell guides you along the highly creative path of inventing and discovering potential travel stories to pitch and sell to travel magazines. In this 76-page book I outline my winning system to generate story ideas that sell.

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Nov 08, 2018

Find Your Niche

Find Your Niche is an ebook that explores the multitude of writing opportunities available to freelancers. It will help you identify the niches that are most interesting and meaningful to you. And you’ll learn how to hone in on the most profitable niches.

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Nov 03, 2018

Press Trip Decisions: Is this trip worth it?

Press trip decisions are not always straightforward. Before you commit travel you want to make the best use of your time. Here are some questions you should ask - and answer - before deciding to go on a press trip ...

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Oct 26, 2018

Writing for Boating Magazines and Other Nautical Publications

Writing for boating magazines and other nautical publications is an easy market to break into. Here are type types of stories you can pitch and where to pitch them ...

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Oct 20, 2018

Sandy Bornstein: Another Travel Writing Success Story

Sandy Bornstein is a travel writer who has found much success since she amped up her marketing skills. Read her story here ...

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Oct 19, 2018

Business Basics for Travel Writers

These business basics will get you launched into your travel writing business - and help you handle getting paid, frustrating problems, and much more...

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Oct 18, 2018

Writing for Free - Guidelines for Travel Writers

Writing for free might occasionally make sense - but when should you do it and when should you walk away from an offer? Here's my advice ...

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Oct 18, 2018

Launch Your Travel Writing Business Fast

Launch your travel writing business quickly with these tips. Find out what you need and what you don't need to get started...

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Oct 18, 2018

Travel Writing Success Criteria

Travel writing success criteria - is there one secret to success? Here's what it takes to find success in any kind of freelance writing ...

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Oct 17, 2018

Five Travel Writing Secrets for Success - Part 1

Is there one travel writing secret to success? I don't think so. Here are five travel writing habits you can practice to be successful.

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Oct 17, 2018

Travel Writing Scams: Do You Know About These?

New travel writing scams are popping up on the internet. They can cost you money and do nothing to advice your writing credibility. Do you know about these scams?

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Oct 17, 2018

Travel Writing Reality Check

Here’s a reality check for travel writers to help you become aware of some of the more unsavory sides of the freelance business - and what you can do about it.

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Oct 17, 2018

Travel Writing Decisions: When to Walk Away from Stories & Places

Making travel writing decisions to objectively assess a potential travel story or destination, and its “publishability” is an important skill. Here's so advice to hone your skills and make better decisions ...

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Oct 17, 2018

Travel Writers Characteristics for Success

Travel writers characteristics for success relies on certain attributes. What are your strengths? Which ones do you need to work on? Find out here ...

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Oct 17, 2018

Branding for Travel Writers

Branding for travel writers isn't optional. It identifies who you are and helps you stand out from the crowd. Here's my advice about how to build your brand ...

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Oct 15, 2018

Which Travel Writers Association is Right for You?

Travel writers associations are numerous but which ones are reputable - and which one is right for you? Find out here ...

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Oct 15, 2018

Can You Earn Enough Money as a Travel Writer?

Can you earn enough money as a travel writer? That's a big question aspiring travel writers often ask me. Here’s my answer …

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Oct 15, 2018

International Press Trips: How to Plan and Organize a Customized Tour

Planning an international press trip? Here's how to organized a customized tour and make the most of your time at your destination - and make a profit when you get home!

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Oct 15, 2018

Writing Free Content for Travel Blogs : Should You Do It?

Are you writing free content for travel blogs? Here's my best advice for weighing the advantages and disadvantages...

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