LEARN HOW TO WRITE COMPELLING STORIES ABOUT TRAVEL AND DISTANT LANDS.
Getting paid to go on holiday may sound like a great lifestyle. But there's a lot of hard graft involved - particularly, breaking into this industry in the first place. Few industries have changed as rapidly as publishing, and within publishing few areas have changed as rapidly as travel publishing. This book will bring you bang up-to-date with the latest trends in blogging, social media, magazines, websites, travel guides, and travel books. It provides specific advice for each sector, on how to write and, just as importantly, how to get published. Written by Beth Blair, an American travel writer who has been published in books, magazines, and online, this book is full of practical and inspiring advice that will help you broaden your horizons and turn your travel writing into cash.
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About the Author
Beth Blair (Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, USA) has been a freelance travel writer for nearly a decade. Her essays and non-fiction articles have been featured in various books and publications including Aviation Security International, AirTran Airways GO, FoxNews.com, CBSMinnesota.com, State Farm's Good Neighbor, Hybrid Mom, Draft, Arizona Daily Star, and a dozen anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Soul. She is co-founder of the award-winning travel blog TheVacationGals.com and was named first-place winner in the 2010 Writer's Market "Freelance Success Stories" contest.
Table of Contents1. The Life of a Travel Writer / 2. Be the Expert / 3. Print Travel Writing Outlets / 4. Online and Non-Traditional Opportunities / 5. Research and the Press Trip / 6. Pitching Your Idea / 7. Conventions and Styles of Writing / 8. Article Development / 9. Blogging / 10. Social Media / 11. Photography and Videos / 12. The Importance of Networking / 13. The Importance of Self-Branding / 14. Staying in the Know and Other Extras