Category Archives: Writing

If it were easy anyone would do it….

http://moneyfortraveling.com/specialty/travel-writing/start-a-writing-career/ John invited me to chat about my travel writing and global networking experiences. I believe in sharing what I have learned.

Posted in Budget Travel, Culture, Education, Freelance Writing, Social Media, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Agincourt to Zanzibar

From Agincourt to Zanzibar, A Where-in-the-World Guide From Agincourt to Zanzibar is just the ticket for traveling through history. Curious about Capri? Wondering about Waterloo? Then drill through this book for insight and background data. Authors Don Hausrath and Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Education, Publications, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Midsummer Trip to the Tropics

Lafcadio Hearn is one of the more intriguing travel writers I’ve read. He ended up as a revered professor of literature in Japan. During the 1870s – 1880s, he roamed the U.S. and Caribbean for many years and worked as … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, History, Hot Climates, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Breaking Into Travel Writing

The best tip I can give you is: learn to write short. Whether you plan to write for travel blogs, newspaper travel sections or glossy print magazines with gorgeous photos, editors prize travel writers who turn in tightly written copy. … Continue reading

Posted in Freelance Writing, Publications, Writing | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Travel Writing: See the World-Sell the Story by L Peat O’Neil

Appendix 1 Along the Pyrenees Trail @ L Peat O’Neil Appendix_2 World’s Shortest Scheduled Airflight @ Peter Mikelbank For those who are reading my book Travel Writing: See the World, Sell the Story, 2nd edition, published by Writer’s Digest Books in … Continue reading

Posted in AdventureTravelWriter.com, Books, Freelance Writing, Publications, Travel, Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

Building a Travel Story Idea

Building A Story Idea Portfolio Cultivating story ideas isn’t a mystery. The Writing Process starts with curiosity. What are you interested in? What stimulates your curiosity and drives you to explore a certain place or subject? The process runs like … Continue reading

Posted in AdventureTravelWriter.com, Education, Freelance Writing, Student Projects, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Contests for Travel Writers I

Just Back is a travel writing contest.  You write just 500 words.  Telegraph, UK  – the Prize is 100 £ in currency of your choice http://www.trazzler.com/contests http://www.wanderlustandlipstick.com/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/travelwritingcompetition http://www.puretravel.com/Guide/Travel_writing_competition http://www.bradtguides.com/travelwriting.html http://www.besttravelwriting.com/

Posted in Freelance Writing, Publications, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Colin Thubron Discusses ”In Siberia”

Colin Thubron, the prize winning  (PEN Silver Pen Award, Thomas Cook Travel Award, Hawthornden Prize) author of many travel books, reads from In Siberia to an assembly of spellbound professors and literature students who are gathered at a conference on travel writing … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Education, Geography, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel Writer’s Organizations

Organizations for Travel Writers and Outdoors Journalists   American Society of Journalists and Authors  Circumnavigators Club Explorers Club International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association International Institute for Peace through Tourism International Society for Travel Writing National Writer’s Union  Outdoor Writers … Continue reading

Posted in Geography, Organizations, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Books for Writers

Books for Freelance Writers  by L. Peat O’Neil Freelance writers are lucky today.   Look at the rows of books on writing, creative process, marketing and publishing. Consider the wealth of material for writers on websites like MatadorNetwork,  WebDelSol or Travelwriters.com. We … Continue reading

Posted in Travel, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment