not to say that youll be raking in cash hand over fist, but if you play it smart, it is possible to sustain yourself without too much fear of ending up on the street in some foreign country. My first travel job was fairly straightforward. Its not a difficult path to go downyou just have to get out into the world and follow where it takes you. The primary benefit of focusing ones writing career on the realm of travel is that the work you produce ends up covering the expense of your meanderings, and the more places you wander the more you can earn. Whose writing do you like or dislike, and why? 3.40 Tea/coffee.00 The digital future. 4.40 Writing competitions, travel-writing competitions offer a golden opportunity both to practise the craft and get your writing noticed. Online publishing and the worldwide web have transformed the travel-writing landscape. And the prizes can be well worth winning in their own right!
We reveal the key factors you need to consider when conceiving and crafting your work, including angles, hooks, hinges and endings. If your piece is to be published, then it must do certain things. I broke into travel writing sort of by chance. Youve used guidebooks, but have you ever wondered who writes them and what the job involves? It is still the city I love full of people I care about. The life of a freelance travel writer is exciting, uncertain, but always satisfying. Guest post by Nick Hilden, when I initially made the leap into full-time freelance writing three years ago, I was living under the wet-blanket sky of Portland, Oregon, providing web descriptions of washing machines, updating resumes, and occasionally producing smutty short stories at a rate.