Your Travel Writing Craft
Resource Page

By Roy Stevenson

travel writing craft resource page with all the articles

As travel writers, we put words together to paint pictures of the destinations we visit. Writing about a place we love seems like such an easy thing to do.  As you know, there’s much more to your travel writing craft. 

There are things behind the scenes that your reader doesn’t know about:

  • How to say the words in just the right way. 
  • Sharing valuable information to catch their attention. 
  • Knowing how to keep them engaged. 

All of this -- and more -- is part of writing.

There’s also a lot to learn about controlling your time, and freeing yourself from mundane tasks so you can spend more time on the things you love to do – travel and writing.

This page includes articles that focus on a variety of aspects of your travel writing craft.  For example, how you can improve your writing and increase your productivity – and get those articles out to the editors.

Make It More Interesting

Your travel stories need to be interesting. Part of the travel writing craft includes creating a sense of place and ambiance in your articles so the readers feel like they're there.

Your writing style also has an effect on engaging your reader. You'll need to constantly improving your style and perhaps change styles for different publications.

There is one way to pull your reader into your story -- with your introductory paragraph of lede. And you want to keep your reader involved. One way to do this is to ensure you're not using cliches in your article.

There are many ways  to improve your travel writing craft. The articles in this section all focus of aspects of doing exactly that.

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sell travel stories link
writing style link
successful travel writing link
best travel writing tips link
ditch the travel cliches link
writing exceptional ledes
story ideas that sell ebook

Break into Travel Writing
with the Creative Pack

The Creative Pack includes 3 eBooks that are the starting point for every travel writer:  dreaming up unique story ideas that you can sell, finding the best writing niches for you based on your interests, passions and experience, and the art & craft of travel writing.  They’re the pieces of the puzzle that come before you ever write a query letter to sell your articles to magazine editors. 

If you're just getting started in travel writing, this group of resources will help you improve your craft, generate story ideas that sell, and develop your own unique and meaningful niche

These eBooks can be purchased separately, but when you buy the bundle you'll save more than 10% off individual prices!  Learn more here ...

Spend a Little, Earn a Lot

Every travel writer needs feedback on their writing. Here's a article about how to get useful feedback without joining a travel writers group or taking a class.

Have you ever wondered how to make more money in your travel writing craft? Here's an article with six ways to earn more.

What are the secrets to success with travel writing? Here's an article about how to improve your game and be successful.

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six ways to earn more link
successful travel writers link

Work Differently

Beginning travel writers make a lot of mistakes. Are you jeopardizing your success? Read the first article in this section to find out.

Do you need to get plugged into the travel writing industry? Read the article about Newsletters.

Have you ever used readability statistics to improve your writing? It's a secret that will change the way your proofread all your articles -- before sending them off to editors.

There's lots of bad advice out there -- read the next few articles to make sure you're not falling into the trap of listening to the wrong advice -- or spending your time worrying about the wrong things.

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using newletters to plug into travel writing link
readability statistics link
travel writing advice link
practice make perfect link
best travel writing advice link

Make It A Habit

The simplest, and most effective way to improve your travel writing is to simply sit down and write every day. 

As humans we tend to procrastinate.  We think we need to be inspired before we can sit down and write. But, inspiration shows up while we’re doing the work.  Don't wait to get  inspired.

five ways to increase your productivity
seven ways to increase productivity
travel writing life link
travel writers success traits link
travel article checklist link
fact checking for travel writers

Travel Writing Craft:  Make it Better

As a travel writer you need to have goals. Do you know where you're heading?

Here's a series of articles aimed at improving your travel writing craft -- read them all!

your travel writing goals
five travel writing blunders
ten tips to write like a seasoned professional
art and craft of travel writing ebook
the art of the travel story
get yourself out of the way of your stories

Do you struggle to craft an engaging story,
and wonder how to get past this barrier?

There are many tools and techniques you can learn.  And they're not difficult!

If you’re prepared to work on your writing style and make improvements, you’ll get your stories published in highly respected, paying publications.

The Art and Craft of Travel Writing is a handy reference with tips and techniques to help you.

Learn more here . . .

Related articles that will interest you:

Why Freelance Writers Need a Professional Website

Dreaming Up Story Ideas that Sell

100 Print Magazines that Want to Publish Your Travel Articles

125 Websites that Want to Publish Your Travel Stories

If you don’t know where to find quality websites to help build your online portfolio, or you're looking for a fast list of websites to pitch your stories, I wrote an eBook, 125 Websites That Want to Publish Your Travel Stories

The 125 websites listed in this eBook are all sites where I would be proud to see my articles published (and many where my articles are published!). More than 50 of these websites pay their writers! 

You can learn more here …

Roy Stevenson sitting in front of his computer.

Roy Stevenson is a professional travel writer and the author of  Over the past ten years, he’s had more than 1000 articles published in 200 magazines, trade and specialty journals, in-flights, on-boards, blogs and websites and has traveled on assignment around the U.S. and to dozens of international destinations.