travel writing Archive

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

Abandoned Factories and Shuttered Print Publications

Whenever there’s a transition from one kind of demand to another, the creative destruction can be painful. That’s true in all types of business, from blue-collar manufacturing to white-collar professional services.

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