writing advice Archive

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

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

An Interview with Michael Collins

  Michael Collins has worked in the travel and media industry for over a decade. Now, he runs TravelMedia.ie, a media consulting company that represents tourism bureaus, hotels, and agencies in

70 Nuggets of Advice From a Successful Blogger

We do lots of interviews with successful bloggers and writers on this travel writing blog, but the normal question/answer format doesn’t lend itself to very long, detailed “here’s what to do”

A Travel Blog or a Business?

As I’ve mentioned on this travel writing blog several times and in the travel writing newsletter, I was a speaker at the TBEX conference earlier this month in Toronto. My talk

Five Things Writers Should Stop Doing in the ’10s

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