narrative writing Archive

Travel Writer and Blogger Resolutions for 2017

Around the edges, the way we work as travel writers and travel bloggers changes faster each year. There are new tools, new publications, and the corresponding death of what both are replacing. The year

5 Tricks That Will Make You a Better Travel Writer

Travel writing looks easy, especially to an outsider. You throw up some photos, talk about what you did in a place, and there’s your article, right? If one story is better than another, it

A Conversation About Real Travel Writing With Thomas Swick

Thomas Swick started out as a newspaper feature writer after living abroad and eventually became travel editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He’s now a freelancer. I met him at TBEX in Ft. Lauderdale

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

9 Ways to Really Piss Off an Editor

I’ve danced around this subject, hinted at it, and addressed the margins, but it’s time for a rant. The past month has set a record for writers I really like trying my patience and