writing advice Archive

Freelance Writer? Assume Your Editor is a Demanding Jerk

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

Ideas Matter, but Successful Travel Bloggers Get the Work Done

Ideas are all around us. They’re like fruit hanging on a tree, just there for the taking. The hard part is turning those ideas into something by getting the work done,

Are You Solving a Problem or Just Spouting Off?

One big slap in the face that many entrepreneurs get too late is they find out that this great idea they’ve invested so much time and money in is one that

Heather Greenwood Davis: Freelance Travel Writer and Media Personality

Heather Greenwood Davis is a Contributing Writer and on-air storyteller for National Geographic and a freelance feature writer with a host of national and international publications including The Globe and Mail,

7 Mechanical Mistakes Most Writers Make (and I’m guilty of #4)

I’m a freelance writer and blogger, but I’m also an editor. The kind of editor that pays people for quality travel stories they write, for a publication that wins awards year