writing advice Archive

What’s Your Excuse for Not Succeeding?

What’s your excuse for not succeeding with your writing career or blog? Is it Google’s fault? Pinterest’s? Editors who don’t respond? The pandemic? I’ve been talking to other travel writers since

What It Takes to Go Pro as a Travel Writer or Blogger

Like most fun gigs, travel writing is a dream job if you don’t need to care about the money. If you’re trying to go pro and make a living at it,

Five Things Writers Should Stop Doing in the ’20s

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

Lavinia Spalding: Anthology Editor, Author, and Travel Writer

I first “met” Lavinia Spalding by e-mail when a story from Perceptive Travel online magazine made the cut for an edition of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, which she edits and

Where Art and Commerce Meet for a Writer

Or…where the left and right brain come together in the mind of a writer. Nearly a decade ago now, Copyblogger put up a post called Confessions of a 21st Century Writer.