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Two Ways to Pinpoint Your Audience and Sell Your Story

Not only do you need to sell your destination... whether a hotel, restaurant, or rarely visited beach... you also need to sell your article, whether to a reading audience or, more importantly, to the editor who will accept or reject it.

From Retired English Teacher to Travel Writer

An Interview with Steve Weisman Like many of our readers, former high school English teacher and coach Steve Weisman launched his freelance writing career so that he would have something to keep him occupied (and paid) when he retired. Now, two years since that retirement, he’s downright busy as outdoor editor for three newspapers in […]

Six Ways to Conquer the Blank Page

By freelance travel writer, Jerre Repass in Brinkley, AR Sitting in front of a blank page has been described as watching a rabbit in a snow storm. Not a pleasant experience for the rabbit or the writer! But truth be known, almost all writers have moments, days, weeks, when productivity is zero. Fear of writer’s […]

The Right Way To Use "Rights" -- So You Can Sell Your Article Again and Again

When you're submitting an article for publication, the kinds of "rights" you sell with it will make all the difference in your ability to resell that same piece, word-for-word.

When (And How) To Sell and Resell Your Specialty Story

Do you send your article to many publications at once, hoping for a taker? Or do you target one at a time and wait for a response before you peddle it elsewhere? It depends, is my answer. WHEN YOUR ARTICLE HAS NICHE APPEAL… Say your story is "specially focused" toward a particular, niche audience. In […]

Stand Out From the Crowd: 5 More Ways to Promote Yourself

Do writers grab every opportunity to promote ourselves? Read about these 5 ways to promote yourself and stand out from the crowd.

Who's Responsible for Fact-Checking? 3 Steps for Getting (and keeping) Your Facts Straight

By freelance travel writer and editor, Roberta Beach Jacobson, in Karpathos, Greece I was assigned to cover a small island for a weekly newspaper. It was the sort of tranquil spot you'd go to get away from it all. You'd swim, fish, or hike. There wasn't much there beyond pebble beaches to help me reach […]

SPECIAL SECTION: Paris Photography Workshop - Day 5

Be Prepared: Photography News from Paris Special Paris Dispatch #5 On-The-Ground Reports from the Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop in Paris Since you couldn't be with us in Paris for our workshop, I asked David Morgan -- a freelance writer and photographer -- to fill you in on what we've learned. You'll find his last report […]

SPECIAL SECTION: Paris Photography Workshop - Day 4

Your Hometown $700/day: Photography News from Paris Special Paris Dispatch #4 On-The-Ground Reports from the Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop in Paris Since you couldn't be with us in Paris for our workshop, I asked David Morgan -- a freelance writer and photographer -- to fill you in on what we've learned. You'll find his fourth […]

SPECIAL SECTION: Paris Photography Workshop - Day 3

Retire on $1: Photography News from Paris Special Paris Dispatch #3 On-The-Ground Reports from the Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop in Paris Since you couldn't be with us in Paris for our workshop, I asked David Morgan -- a freelance writer and photographer -- to fill you in on what we've learned. You'll find his third […]

SPECIAL SECTION: Paris Photography Workshop - Day 2

Get Up at Dawn: Photography News from Paris On-The-Ground Reports from the Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop in Paris Since you couldn't be with us in Paris for our workshop, I asked Dave Morgan -- a freelance writer and photographer -- to fill you in on what we've learned. You'll find his second report here below. […]

SPECIAL SECTION: Paris Photography Workshop - Day 1

Shoot Diagonally: Photography News from Paris On-The-Ground Reports from the Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop in Paris Dear Travel Writer, The Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop has just begun in Paris.  And I have to tell you, we sure wish you were here with us. We couldn't have asked for better weather.  After days of rain, the […]

Press Trip Etiquette: How to Get Invited Back

By freelance travel writer, Jerre Repass in Brinkley, AR It’s pretty much like your mother told you: “Act nicely so they’ll invite you back.” The first press trip invitation a new writer gets is a real milestone, but when you get the second one, well that’s something to celebrate. You must’ve done something right! Press […]

How to Make Real Money Writing Travel Articles: Part Three

Over the past two weeks, we've covered what I call the Photo Essay or Round-Up article and how to shoot the photographs to support it. But how, specifically, do I get from idea to article?

How to Make Real Money Writing Travel Articles: Part Two

Tips from B. Howard in Cleveland on the #1 Easiest Article to Resell… and How to Take the Pictures.