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We Don’t Have to Be Starving Artists Anymore

When I started out as a travel writer way back in the dark ages of the early 1990s, it was a very tough game. Some ancient SATW veterans talk about those times like they

Are You Measuring the Right Success Statistics?

Are you looking at the stats that really matter, or the vanity metrics that are in your face every day? If you spend much time listening to other travel bloggers at conferences and in

The Importance of the P-word in Travel Writing

We could probably run a fun psychology experiment on what comes to mind when you see that headline above, but in this case the P-word is rather mundane: “persistence.” This spelling bee favorite was

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