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Nine Truths About Editors and Photo Buyers

Read about Ilise Benun, Marketing Mentor, a few truths about editors and photo buyers that will help you land your next assignment.

The Travel Writer's Life: An Interview with Workshop Attendee

THE TRAVEL WRITER'S LIFE: AN INTERVIEW WITH WORKSHOP ATTENDEE, SANDRA KENNEDY TWWTT:  Sandra, before we get started, tell us a little bit about how you developed your love for travel and, in particular, travel writing. SANDRA:  The travel bug bit me hard during a trip to Europe when I was twenty and inspired me to […]

Two Famous Copywriting Tricks You Can Use to Get an Editor's Attention

By Tom Schueneman, Editor, The Traveler in San Francisco, CA I'm writing from Florida City, near the southeast entrance to Everglades National Park, where I'll spend the day exploring before I move on down through the Florida Keys. This next week I get to do what I love -- explore new places, write down my […]

Quick and Easy Credibility - Yet Another (Super Fast) Way to Establsih a Track Record

By Freelance Travel Writer and Photographer B. Howard, in Cleveland, TN In "The #1 Easiest and Fastest Way to Get a By-line and a Check: Writing Short Articles," Jen Stevens teaches that the short article - the "postcard" - pitched to your local newspaper, really will get you into print fast. And I fully concur. […]

The Truth about Online Stock Agencies: What They Pay and How to Break in

A few pointers from freelance photographer, Terry Allen in Washington D.C., how and where to break in into stock photography.

SPECIAL SECTION - Bahama Workshop - Day Two

Bahamas Report: Day 2 -- Lori has lost her mind Dear Reader, I'm pretty sure Lori has completely lost her mind. Here I am, sitting in the back of our conference room on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, and the young blond woman has just announced to me that a third of the attendees are […]

SPECIAL SECTION: Bahamas Workshop - Day One

Bahamas Report: Day 1 -- Don't Go Fishing Dear Reader, I can see palm trees and blue sky through the windows. It's a travel writing perk you can't underestimate, particularly if you live in a place where it's already snowing, this time of year. Our first-ever photography and guidebook writing workshop is underway on Paradise […]

How One Reader Discovered Her True Artistic Passion: An Interview

An Interview with Sue Wright in Carmel Valley, CA TWWTT: Sue, it's obvious that photography has become a real passion for you. We've already told our readers many of your stories - $150 here, an upgraded hotel room there, trips to Vegas, Vancouver, etc. You even said that you've already sold enough photos to more […]

What Editors Want: Rule #1 - People Sell Pictures

PEOPLE SELL PICTURES! By itself, it will enable you to sell more pictures than you ever thought possible.

Editors Buy Practical Advice: Sell Your Insights on the Art of Travel

Surely you've learned some lessons in all the travel you've done. No doubt you've picked up a trick or two along the way that make your trips more enjoyable or efficient or affordable now than they were years back -- before you were so wise. I'm certain you've got ideas, advice, and guidance to share […]

The Simple Secret to Giving Editors What They Want

I'm sitting in a green-and-yellow striped club chair in the lobby of the Delray Beach Marriott in Southern Florida. I'd be perched poolside, but it's pouring out. The palms on the beach across the street are whipping in the wind. Good thing I'm not on vacation. In fact, I'm here to teach a few pointers […]

Free Lodging and Lobster Dinners: An Interview a Travel Writer

AN INTERVIEW WITH TRAVEL WRITER JEANINE BUCKLEY TWWTT: Before we get started, Jeanine, why don't you tell us a little bit about your background and what made you decide to turn to travel writing. JEANINE: My background is in international marketing. While studying a semester in Paris, I fell in love with France and wanted […]

More Bylines Mean More Checks: Two Tips for Selling More Travel Articles

By freelance travel writer and photographer, David Morgan Back in the days when I worked in the editorial offices at International Living, it was my job to rewrite articles to make them publishable. In those times, information on living abroad was sparse. We'd take poorly written articles and rework them - so long as the […]

15 More Profit Boosting Photography Tips for Travel Writers

By freelance travel writer, Jennifer Deng-Pickett Last week I attended Great Escape Publishing's Ultimate Travel Photographer's Workshop where I picked up innumerable tips to help me add photos to the articles I already publish. If you missed my ten tips from last week, you'll find them archived here: www.thetravelwriterslife.com Today, I'm offering up 15 more... […]

10 Useful Photography Tips I Learned In Less Than Two Hours

By freelance travel writer, Jennifer Deng-Pickett I'm writing from the lobby of a DuPont Circle hotel in Washington, DC. I'm here attending Great Escape Publishing's Ultimate Travel Photographer's Workshop -- learning what I can in the interest of adding photos to the articles I already publish. One of the best -- and easiest -- ways […]