How to Be A Travel Writer

Author: Don George

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010007

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 6709


Bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide, fully revised and updated in this new edition, is a must for anyone who yearns to write about travel - whether they aspire to make their living from it or simply enjoy jotting in a journal for posterity. You don't have to make money to profit from travel writing. Sometimes, the richest rewards are in the currency of experience. How to be a Travel Writer reveals the varied possibilities that travel writing offers and inspires all travellers to take advantage of those opportunities. That's where the journey begins - where it takes you is up to you. Let legendary travel writer Don George show you the way with his invaluable tips on: The secrets of crafting a great travel story How to conduct pre-trip and on-the-road research Effective interviewing techniques How to get your name in print (and money in your bank account) Quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, online and books Extensive listings of writers' resources and industry organisations Interviews with established writers, editors and agents About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

How to Be a Travel Writer

The Easy Way

Author: Ron Stern

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781453841235

Category: Travel

Page: 102

View: 9346


If you have the wanderlust but not the money to pay for it, consider becoming a travel writer. Travel writers stay in the best hotels, eat the finest food, and experience VIP treatment for free. Gain the inside information necessary to get started on the fast track to this exciting career. Learn the secrets of travel writing, including how to get started with local and online publications, and use the Internet to find out about free trips and the best sites for writers. Learn how to build a media contact list, obtain assignments, approach airlines for free airfare, conduct interviews, create a portfolio, and how to take photos that sell.

How to Make Money From Travel Writing

Author: Sarah Woods

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848034628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 3649


In this book, award-winning travel writer Sarah Woods answers the question she is asked several hundred times each year: 'how do I become a freelance travel writer?' She offers practical advice on turning the dream into reality - from getting started to making a decent living. Sarah shares her tips on contacts, hard work, and the best way to attract a healthy dose of luck. In this book she: - De-mystifies the pitching process and guides would-be authors through the publishing maze; - Explains how to balance being on-the-road with meeting international deadlines across different timelines; - Provides tips on how to win ongoing business and how to secure the best rates of pay; - Looks at how to foster long-term relationships with editors and publishers; - Provides a guide to the world-wide market for those writers who want to maximize earning potential and writing outlets all across the globe; - Offers guidance to the required writing styles of consumer and trade publications, together with how to use travel writing skills in TV, radio and film.

So You Want to Be a Travel Writer

Author: Valerie Hockert

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475263282

Category: Education

Page: 68

View: 6428


Learn from a professional travel writer how to:* Get started.* Select the appropriate market.* Write the query letter that gets response.* Prepare your manuscript professionally.* Mail your manuscript with proper etiquette.* Avoid rejection.* Get many ideas from one trip.* Write tantalizing leads.Learn all this valuable information and more from a professional travel writer who has published extensively in leading national magazines.If your dream is to take more vacations, and to be writing while traveling, this book is for you.If you are interested in travel writing, but need writing ideas, this how-to-book is for you.

The Travel Writer's Handbook

How to Write and Sell Your Own Travel Experiences

Author: Jacqueline Harmon Butler,Louise Purwin Zobel

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 157284700X

Category: Reference

Page: 350

View: 1560


Veteran travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler shows readers, one step at a time, how to research, write, and sell travel articles--but most importantly, she details what makes a travel article a winner. In this new edition, Butler updates her bestselling handbook for the 21st century with helpful tips on conducting Internet research, utilizing new advancements in digital photography and finding helpful applications on mobile phones. She also helps aspiring writers navigate the changing world of publishing by exploring blogging, new travel websites, and social media, all while discussing how best to expand your platform. She includes a brand new introduction to reflect the current state of the travel industry and the change in editors' needs. Butler covers all the nuts and bolts aspects of travel writing from pre-trip research, specific marketing strategies, and even includes 12 formats for travel articles with sure-fire appeal to editors and readers. She gives insightful and often humorous advice on pre- and post-trip topics like: • How to target your market before you begin • How to save time by doing background research before you leave • How to write queries and get assignments in advance • How to find new angles for overworked subjects • What to take along--from video equipment and laptops to travel documents • How to set up and conduct successful interviews • How to take advantage of freebies and junkets without “selling out” • How to sell what you write--and then sell it again

The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map

A Step-By-Step Guide to Pitching Your Way to Better Pay

Author: Gabi Logan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692670965


Page: 390

View: 5465


Are you waiting for your chance to become a travel writer? For the first time ever, a professional travel writer spills the secrets of how to be a highly-paid travel writer in a clear, step-by-step formula you can easily copy to create your own dream career. Everything you want to know about: how to earn professional writing rates right away what you really need on your website to snag assignments how much magazines really pay what editors really want-and don't want-in a pitch where to pitch (listings of more than 1500 magazines) how to get lucrative gigs writing for travel companies The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map walks aspiring travel writers and travel writers who have hit a plateau through how to maximize their online presence, land recurring revenue, power up their pitching, create custom writing gigs, and break into the big leagues.

Travel Writing

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1742204880

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 5575


Written by a pre-eminent travel writer and bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide is a must for anyone who has ever yearned to turn their travels into saleable tales. Packed with insider hints and tips, practical writingexercises and examples of travel writing excellence, this guide helps you bring the dream job of Travel Writer within scribbling distance of reality. Discover the secrets of crafting a great travel story. How to conduct pre-trip and on-the-road research.Effective interviewing techniques How to get your name in print (and money in your bank account) The quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, online and books Extensive listings of writers' resources & industry organizations. Written by DonGeorge.