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Halloween Articles: Where to Find Fodder For Frightful Tales

When writing scary stories, the dictionary is full of glorious words that help conjure up that shivery atmosphere you're trying to convey. Here are a few ideas from freelance travel writer Steenie Harvey.

From Health Care Professional to Travel Writer

LA: Before we get started, Wendy, why don't you tell us a little about yourself. WENDY: For over 15 years, I was a health care administrator overseeing a large network of medical clinics. Then two years ago I became a victim of downsizing, but a generous severance allowed me to pursue other career options. A […]

How to Turn One Story into Three

Get into the habit of thinking up different openings. Do that, and you can get paid twice, or even more times, without doing more research.

10 Ways to Make a Six-Figure Income as a Freelance Writer: Part Two

Making a six-figure income is a realistic goal for even an average freelance writer like me. Following, are some suggestions to help.

10 Ways to Make a Six-Figure Income as a Freelance Writer: Part One

Making a six-figure income is a realistic goal for even an average freelance writer like me. Following, are some suggestions to help.

Seven Habits of a Truly Observant Traveler

The best travel writers are observant travelers. They've trained themselves to notice things. It's those rich details that editors like.

How to Trash the "Travel Speak" and Write Descriptions that Sell

The descriptions that editors like -- the ones they pay for -- are those that paint pictures so vivid, readers see and feel and taste right along with the writer. How do you make sure your descriptions do that? The short answer is: "Show don't tell" -- a maxim of good writing you'll come across […]

How to Get Paid if You're Using a Pen Name

Regarding pen-names, changing your name legally isn't necessary. Your byline, the name an article appears under, can be whatever you choose.

How to Remove Yourself from Your Travel Article

As a travel writer, you should tell your story from your point of view. Here is some advice on how to do this without using "I" and "we."

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