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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.
90-minute coaching sessions allow you to “pick my brain” and are customized to meet your specific needs, designed for freelance travel writers of all levels
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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 ...
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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Writing a query letter is your sales pitch and how you convince editor to publish your article. Learn how to do it here …
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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 ...
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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You can attend our Travel Writing Workshops at a big discount when your purchase The Complete Package and attend both in Santa Fe, May, 2023. More here . . .
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Our 2023 Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers will be held in Santa Fe from May 24-26. More details here . . .
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Our 2023 Travel Writing and Photography Retreat will be held in Santa Fe from May 21 through May 24. Details here . . .
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Presenting multiple travel story ideas in your query letter to editors often results in multiple sales – here’s how I do it and how you can do it, too
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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.
Writing exceptional ledes is an underutilized tool for travel writers. Here are 12 favorites and how to use them . . .
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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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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Getting paid for your travel stories involves some business savvy and knowing what to do. Here's how ...
Hone your travel writing craft with these articles. From beginner's mistakes to writing like a seasoned professional, you'll find answers here . . .
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! Learn more here . . .
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What travel writing secrets will make you most successful? You might be surprised by the answer. Read this article to find out ...
Launch your travel writing business quickly with these tips. Find out what you need and what you don't need to get started...
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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Assignment letters from editors are often used to secure a seat on a press trip. Here are seven reasons letters of assignment may not be such a good thing …
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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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Why attend travel writing conferences and travel writing events? Here's how it can help you . . .
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Group coaching for travel writers starts in October, 2022. If you want to join a group of like-minded writers & learn to sell your stories, learn more here ...
Travel writing ethics are unique because of comped press trips. Here are some ethical dilemmas you want to consider before you accept a comped trip . . .
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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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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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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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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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Travel writers associations are numerous but which ones are reputable - and which one is right for you? Find out here ...
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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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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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Are you writing free content for travel blogs? Here's my best advice for weighing the advantages and disadvantages...
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Increase your productivity in your freelance writing by using these six ideas to help you save time and earn more money.
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Using executive summaries when planning a big trip can make you a more successful travel writer. Here's the lowdown on how to create one and how to use it ...
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Using cliches in your travel stories screams “amateur” to editors Here's how to identify them and how to avoid them
The best travel writing advice can turn your worries into wins. Here are some bumps you'll experience and strategies to keep moving forward & get published.
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Here are travel writing tips about working with editors based on questions you've asked Roy. Do you have the right approach with editors to sell your stories?
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The best travel writing tips will help you improve your writing and take it to the next level. Which ones do you already use? Where can you improve?
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Travel writing mistakes can jeopardize your success. Are you making any of these errors?
Writing historical travel articles combines your love for history & travel. Here's everything you need to know to pitch your stories and get paid . . .
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My travel writing life in the office revealed - this is how I spend my time ... how do you spend yours?
Travel writing goals differ for every writer. What are your freelance writing goals and what's the best way to achieve your goals?
Travel writing success criteria - is there one secret to success? Here's what it takes to succeed in freelance travel writing ...
Writing for inflights is the holy grail for travel writers for prestige and pay. Here's what you need to know . . .
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Target specialty magazines with these seven strategies to make your freelance travel writing pay off.
Selling story ideas takes some experience to identify unique angles. Here are 6 tips to help you distinguish the good ones from the bad ...
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