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Paid for Travel Writing — All Those Dollars

Posted by on Nov 2, 2010 in Editing, Travel Life, Travel Writing | 32 comments

This morning I received the following nugget (from a larger nugget) by a travel writer who is ready to move forward into the big cash...

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Sunday Check In, 8/22

Posted by on Aug 22, 2010 in Editing, Travel Life | 1 comment

Welcome to my weekly check in, where I share the under-the-hood view of being a professional travel writer and the editor of In The Know...

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The Blind Submission

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Editing, Feature, Travel Life, Travel Writing | 0 comments

When spring is in full bloom I can expect to start getting lots of submissions. There must be something about new warmth and clear skies...

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Hamster Made Love to a Pig

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Editing, Philosophy, Travel Life | 2 comments

I remember how happy I had felt when I plunked down my rucksack and announced I was a visiting writer to the lady at the check-in counter...

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5 Tips to Avoid Writing Rejection, part 4: The Dreadful Epic

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in Editing, Feature, Travel Life, Travel Writing | 0 comments

Welcome to part four of how to avoid the sharp ax of rejection, the dreadful epic (a phrase I am coining now). About ten years ago (Yes,...

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5 Big Blogging Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Posted by on Jan 21, 2010 in Change, Editing, Feature, Travel Life, Write | 6 comments

Over the last five years, I have worked like a dog every day on making In The Know Traveler a success. During that time, I made some good...

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