writing well Archive

What Top Travel Editors Want From Freelancers

What do editors of Yahoo Travel, Nat Geo Intelligent Traveler, and two airline magazines want to see in their inbox? And what annoys them to death? Anyone who attended the recent NATJA Conference in

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

Here’s How to Consistently Run a Mediocre Blog

If you read a lot of conventional wisdom articles about how to write successful blog posts, you’ll read a lot of advice that’s just plain wrong. Some people giving out this advice give it

11 Ways to Be a More Productive Writer (Who Makes Real $$)

I did a presentation at TBEX Toronto in 2013 with a range of slides on succeeding as a travel writer in the digital age. Some of them got a chuckle, some got frowns, but

6 Mechanical Mistakes Most Writers Make (and I’m sometimes guilty of #4)

I’m a freelance writer and blogger, but I’m also an editor. The kind of editor that pays people for quality travel stories they write, for a publication that wins awards year after year. So