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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 […]

How to Break in and Stay in with Editors as a Freelancer

Published on January 31, 2014 By Tim

Last night I participated in a webinar that’s part of Travel Blog Success,which I’ll get to at the end. There were quite a few questions about breaking into freelancing, from bloggers who have only ever written for their own site. If you’ve never written a paid article for someone else, it’s an intimidating mountain to […]

A Conversation with Amanda Black

Published on September 24, 2013 By Kristin

Amanda Black and I recently met on a press trip to Malaysia and became instant friends. Our love for writing and editing, combined with our passion for travel and sharing that passion with others, had us chatting about travel writing nearly all week. As the Associate Editor for Sherman’s Travel, Amanda knows first-hand how important […]

Five Things Writers Should Stop Doing in the ’10s

Published on May 22, 2013 By Tim

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 […]

The Travel Writing Newsletter and Popular Posts

Published on January 15, 2013 By Tim

First a quick reminder that if you’re serious about upping your game as a travel writer, blogger, or publisher, you’d be wise to sign up for our travel writing newsletter. There’s a new one going out Thursday with some good advice from me, good advice from others, resources, and maybe even a free book for […]