writing advice Archive

Assume Your Editor is a Demanding Jerk

The professional endures adversity. He lets the bullshit splash down his slicker, remembering that it comes clean with a heavy-duty hosing. He himself, his creative center, cannot be buried, even beneath a mountain of

Go From Broke Writer to Upper Middle Class by Living Abroad

It’s not easy making a comfortable living as a full-time travel writer or blogger, so the Travel Writing 2.0 book and blog are all about helping you increase your income. If you subscribe to

How NOT to Pitch an Editor

Following the old fiction writing adage of “show, don’t tell,” here’s an actual query I received recently as editor of Perceptive Travel. ”┬áDear editor, attached is a story of my visit to New Orleans

What’s Going to Work in Travel Writing Going Forward

What’s going to make you a successful travel writer or blogger in 2015? I’ll answer that question in more detail when I put out an updated second edition of Travel Writing 2.0 mid-year, but

Getting Things Accomplished: Productivity Tips for Bloggers

Many who attended my presentation at TBEX Athens asked if I could post it somewhere. Others who couldn’t attend have been asking as well. The audio from that conference is still not posted and