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Getting Started in Travel Writing  

Here are the steps to take...  

First, read Tim Leffel's "Seven Myths of Being a Travel Writer."

And...

Consider entering the British Guild of Travel Writers' competition for prospective travel writers. More...

Then...

1. You gotta get published to get published: Where to Publish First.

2. What's it like Out On The Road?

3. If you write only what you like you'll have a readership of one. To succeed you've gotta write for lots of people, so Know Your Readership!

4. To survive, you gotta Make the Editor Happy

5. The editor's second question* : Do You Have Photos?

6. So now you're an author—but Can You Make a Living?

7. Your success or failure depends largely on the contracts you sign. Read this!

8. The crash course (one weekend) in travel and guidebook writing: SATW Institute.

9. Travel writers' cafe in cyberspace? That's the Travel Guide Writers List, a free email discussion list for authors, from wannabe to pro. Over 300 subscribers, and the price is right.

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*The first question is "Are you gonna meet your deadline?"


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Tom Brosnahan