writing well

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

Posted by on February 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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 I see things from both sides of the desk more than most. That includes seeing common writing mistakes that are not […]

70 Nuggets of Advice From a Successful Blogger

Posted by on November 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

We do lots of interviews with successful bloggers and writers on this travel writing blog, but the normal question/answer format doesn’t lend itself to very long, detailed “here’s what to do” nuts and bolts advice sections. Sometimes I’ll veer off and do one of those myself, like The 4 Stages of a Successful Blog or […]

Five Things Writers Should Stop Doing in the ’10s

Posted by on May 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Old habits die hard with writers. We get into routines without thinking. We keep doing what worked before even when it doesn’t now. We get sloppy when we’re rushed to hit a deadline. We do things the way we did when we started out, even though times have changed. We do what one particular instructor […]

Some Things to Know About Travel Writing 2.0

Posted by on October 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm

We’re taking a break from the interviews and advice on this travel writing blog this week. So here’s a rundown on some housekeeping things and a few tidbits you might enjoy. First, this blog is connected to the book you see at the right, Travel Writing 2.0: Earning Money From Your Travels in the New […]

Why Face-to-face Still Trumps All Communication

Posted by on September 25, 2012 at 7:36 am

It’s easy for us freelancers to just hole up in our home offices or in a corner of a coffee shop, feeling like we’re still connected and productive because we’ve got tabs open with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Quora, Prismatic, FourSquare, or whatever communication flavors of the month are hot. “Look at me, I’m networking my […]