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What’s the why statement in your article?

Many writers neglect to give their reader (early on) a strong reason why he should continue. Here's how (and why) to include a why statement in your article

It’s not about you: how to avoid using “I” in writing

Sometimes you, the writer, are the biggest distraction in your story. Here's how to avoid using "I" in writing--and ultimately get that article published.

The P.S. that secured my inflight magazine article assignment

A P.S. trick in his pitch to the editor landed Joaquin Alonso his first inflight magazine article assignment -- and covered his entire trip to the Galapagos

Writing for airline magazines opens doors

Even a beginner writer can land gigs with airline magazines. You just need to follow the right steps. Read on for how Mark did it...

Inflight magazines: the holy grail of travel writing

Getting your by-line into inflight magazines is easier than you think. And, with a clip from an inflight, you'll have no problems landing more writing gigs

Top five regrets of the dying: avoid with travel writing

A hospice worker recently revealed these top five regrets of the dying. Let travel writing change your life…so you have no regrets when it's too late...

How to get an assignment letter and score a press trip!

You need to write an editor and ask for one. And if you have a firm article assignment, then it's perfectly natural for you to do so. You simply get in touch with your editor and say something like: "Hello, Jim, I'm working on that article we discussed -- on non-Disney travel in Northern Florida -- and I wonder if you might write me a quick letter of assignment to flash around to PR folks and whatnot? Thank you."

How to network as a travel writer

Here are some tips on how to network as a travel writer. Follow these and you'll build lasting relationships with media contacts…and get to travel more.

Four tips for your next fam trip

When you start to travel more, it can be hard to keep track of everything. Here are four tips for your next fam trip to keep your article ideas straight

What is a fam trip?

As a new writer you may wonder what is a fam trip… Here's what you need to know to get yourself accepted on one and position yourself for more invites.

Watch this video; become a travel writer

If you'd like to become a travel writer this year, watch this video about 12 successful writers and learn how to join them...

Write an Article that Sells with a Good Nut graph

If you're wondering why your article isn't selling, maybe you're missing this critical step. When you write an article, you need to include a nut graph...

How do you write an interesting story?

How do you write a unique and interesting story that will stand out among the competition. Here's a great tool to help you build your ideas...

How to write a catchy lead

Want to know the secret of how to write a catchy lead? Kyle Wagner and Jen Stevens share an important rule of thumb on how to do this...

Start a blog: work from anywhere

Top bloggers earn upward of $8,000 a month. But it's not just the money that drives them. Paula Pant loves that she can work from anywhere...