Travel Writer's Handbook: How to Write and Sell Your Own Travel Experiences

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Veteran travel writer Louise Purwin Zobel shows readers not only how to research and write winning travel articles, but how to sell them again and again. In this new edition, Zobel updates all the marketing sources and tax information, along with how to obtain writing assignments for websites, and how to effectively use the library and the Internet as research tools. Zobel covers all the nuts and bolts aspects of travel writing from pre-trip research to specific marketing strategies, and even includes 12 formats ...
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Overview

Veteran travel writer Louise Purwin Zobel shows readers not only how to research and write winning travel articles, but how to sell them again and again. In this new edition, Zobel updates all the marketing sources and tax information, along with how to obtain writing assignments for websites, and how to effectively use the library and the Internet as research tools. Zobel covers all the nuts and bolts aspects of travel writing from pre-trip research to specific marketing strategies, and even includes 12 formats for travel articles with sure-fire appeal to editors and readers. The book offers insightful advice on pre- and post-trip topics such as: targeting your market before you begin, doing background research before you leave, writing queries and getting assignments, finding new angles for overworked subjects, setting up and conducting successful interviews, and taking advantage of freebees and junkets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572840058
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • Publication date: 4/18/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 What is a travel writer and why be one? 3
2 Learn all you can before you leave 12
3 Your first trip is to the library 38
4 Study the marketplace before you start 49
5 Getting ready to go 73
6 What to take along with you 98
7 What to look for while you're traveling 112
8 Put yourself in your reader's place 127
9 Wrap it up when you return 136
10 How to market your material 148
11 Sell your story before you write it 173
12 Make your query work for you 185
13 Writing for others to read 204
14 Asking questions - the interview 222
15 Bring back your story in pictures 235
16 12 Sure-fire patterns for travel articles 265
17 Freebies and tax deductions - yes or no? 301
18 Around the world or around the corner - your role as a travel writer 313
Index 319
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