Synopses & Reviews
Essential reading for anyone who's ever dreamed of making a living out of their passion for travel. Written by veteran travel writer, Don George, this inspirational and practical guide also features contributions from experts in the fields of writing, publishing and photojournalism, and covers writing for newspapers, magazines, travel guidebooks and travel literature.
- Deals with all aspects of the profession, from its glamorous image to its grueling reality
- Covers the essential tools of the trade and how to find and shape a story
- Includes a vital appendix of writer's resources, industry organizations and research tools
- Details the art of travel writing, from how to craft a compelling lead and using characters and dialogue, to note-taking and reconstructing after a trip.
Written by a pre-eminent travel writer and bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide is a must for anyone who has ever yearned to turn their travels into saleable tales. Packed with insider hints and tips, practical writing exercises and examples of travel writing excellence, this guide helps you bring the dream job of Travel Writer within scribbling distance of reality.
The secrets of crafting a great travel story
How to conduct pre-trip and on-the-road research
Effective interviewing techniques
How to get your name in print (and money in your bank account)
The quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, online and books
Extensive listings of writers' resources &industry organizations
Make your passion your profession...
...pack a pen with your passport, craft prose that flows and become a Travel Writer. Written by established travel writers and bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide is a must for anyone who has ever yearned to turn their travels into saleable tales. Being a travel writer is a dream job - with this guide you"re scribbling distance from the reality.
The secrets of a great story
The best ways to research
What makes a winning pitch
How to get your name in print
Quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, Web & books
Extensive writers" resources & industry organizations