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An Interview with Dominique King

Published on April 21, 2015 By Terri Marshall

Dominique King is a metro Detroit writer who writes and publishes Midwest Guest, a regional travel blog focusing on the Midwestern United States.   Dominique is also a member of the regular blogging team at the Ohio Tourism Division’s Discovering Ohio blog and authored a series of encyclopedia entries for the Michigan Companion. She joins us […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. ” Dear 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 […]

A Conversation with Kristen Gill

Published on January 6, 2015 By Kristin

Kristen Gill is an adventure travel writer who believes in diversifying portfolios and creating niche markets in order to be successful. A journalist who has been featured on places like NPR, she recently launched her own company, Kristen Gill Media, which provides storytelling services for businesses. In our interview today, she talks to us about […]