six-figure-writing Archive

First and Best Aren’t Necessary for Success, but Competent and Different Are

So much advice in business and entrepreneurship tells you to be the very best at what you do, or to get a big first-mover advantage to stand out. Much of that

Audience First, Money Second

Editor’s note – This is an update of a post that originally went up in 2010, thus the old comments. I’m reviving it again because it’s an answer to one of

We Don’t Have to Be Starving Artists Anymore

When I started out as a travel writer way back in the dark ages of the early 1990s, it was a very tough game. Some ancient SATW veterans talk about those

The Importance of the P-word in Travel Writing

We could probably run a fun psychology experiment on what comes to mind when you see that headline above, but in this case the P-word is rather mundane: “persistence.” This spelling

What’s Going to Work in Travel Writing Going Forward

What’s going to make you a successful travel writer or blogger in 2015? I’ll answer that question in more detail when I put out an updated second edition of Travel Writing