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Assume Your Editor is a Demanding Jerk

Published on March 31, 2015 By Tim

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 guano. His core is bulletproof. Nothing can touch it unless he lets it. – The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield […]

An Interview with Kimberley Lovato

Published on March 13, 2015 By Terri Marshall

Kimberley Lovato left corporate America to become an award-winning travel writer and author. Today she talks to us about how she got her start as a freelancer, her recent Gold Solas Award and her goals for the future. What was the first story you ever got published and how did you go from there to […]

Go From Broke Writer to Upper Middle Class by Living Abroad

Published on February 25, 2015 By Tim

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 the Travel Writing Success newslettter, you’re getting more good nuggets direct from me each month. Income is only half the equation […]

An Interview with Don George

Published on February 10, 2015 By Kristin

Don George wrote the book (literally) on travel writing. His book, The Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing, is the top-selling book on the craft of writing compelling travel stories. Don is also the editor of seven literary travel anthologies and recently started editing Words and Wanderlust, a new long-form narrative column at BBC Travel. […]

How NOT to Pitch an Editor

Published on February 5, 2015 By Tim

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 Mardi Gras with my wife Barbara that you might be interested in using in your magazine.” Firstname Lastname (withheld) I’m starting […]