Get Your Travel Writing Published: A Teach Yourself Guide

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Bring the world to others through travel writing

If you love to travel and long to write about it, Get Your Travel Writing Published will give you the essential tools to turn it into a profession. By the end of this book, you will know what steps you will need to take to get your work published, the ABCs of writing winning travel articles and the markets available, all while avoiding common beginner's ...

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Overview

Bring the world to others through travel writing

If you love to travel and long to write about it, Get Your Travel Writing Published will give you the essential tools to turn it into a profession. By the end of this book, you will know what steps you will need to take to get your work published, the ABCs of writing winning travel articles and the markets available, all while avoiding common beginner's pitfalls.

  • One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience.
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
  • Extra online articles at teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of travel writing.
  • Offers a unique insight into travel writing by a highly respected and widely published author.

Topics include:

I'm a travel writer: welcome to my world; Getting started; Trip preparation; On location; The newspaper market; Selling to magazines; Development of an article; The all-important query; Elements of a good article; Writing the book; Avoiding the pitfalls; Photography; Press trips and independent itineraries; Keeping records; Glossary; References

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071740036
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Writing Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia W. Dial has been a travel writer since 1988. She has published hundreds of travel articles in national and international newspapers and magazines. In addition, her work has appeared in a variety of travel and special interest publications, from Radisson International's Voyageur magazine to the bilingual inflight magazine Aboard. She teaches a travel writing course in the Southern California area for aspiring travel writers of all ages and abilities. She also guest lectures at national forums across the United States.

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Table of Contents

I'm a travel writer: welcome to my world; Getting started; Trip preparation; On location; The newspaper market; Selling to magazines; Development of an article; The all-important query; Elements of a good article; Writing the book; Avoiding the pitfalls; Photography; Press trips and independent itineraries; Keeping records; Glossary; References

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