Feb 092011
 
Travel Writing Tips for Writers Who Can't Write Description

These travel writing tips are for writers who can’t write description – like me! I travel all the time, and indeed am currently on vacation in Waikiki, but I wouldn’t call myself a “travel writer.” These tips are for writers who travel and want to sell articles about their trips, but don’t wish to describe where they’ve been and what they saw. Before the tips, a quip: “Thanks to the

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May 042010
 
Want More Freelance Work? 5 Ways to Be the Writer Who Gets Hired

Some freelance writers have a steady stream of work — more writing gigs than they can handle! — while other freelancers are always job hunting. These five tips will help you be the writer who keeps getting hired… Before the tips, a quip: “The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.” ~ Thomas Edison. Successful freelance writers don’t need to write like Elizabeth

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Apr 222010
 
7 Reasons Writers Are Fools if They Don't Tell Stories

Don’t be a foolish writer! Here, a publication coach describes the reasons writers need to tell stories, and explains why story-telling is “the most important job for writers.” “Telling stories – and telling them well – is probably the single most important job facing any writer,” says the Publication Coach, Daphne Gray-Grant. “And guess what? Stories aren’t just for novelists. They’re for everyone from the CEO to his or her most

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Mar 042010
 
Quips and Tips From a Published Writer, Medical Doctor and Flamenco Dancer

You don’t have time to write, you say? Check out this interview with author, doctor, and flamenco dancer Susan Biali. Her quips and tips will motivate you to write that book, send out those query letters, and build your blog beyond your wildest dreams! Here’s what Dr Biali says about how difficult it is to get published: “One thing that really bothers me that prevails in talk about writers and writing

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Jan 142010
 
10 Tips on How to Get Vacation Discounts for Bloggers

I don’t often write or blog about traveling, but when I booked my third overseas vacation in a year, I decided to learn a few secrets of the travel writer trade! Here are ten ways to get vacation discounts for bloggers and writers (or what I learned as a travel blogger)… The Travel Writer’s Handbook: How to Write – and Sell – Your Own Travel Experiences by Jacqueline Harmon Butler and

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Oct 122009
 
Ideas for Writers Who Travel, But Who Don’t Write About Traveling

I’m a writer who travels often, and I’m ashamed to say I don’t write about traveling for magazines or websites. In fact, travel writing is my least favorite type of writing (and reading, really) – but, luckily, there are other things to write about while traveling! Before my “travel” writing tips, a quip: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair

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