Category Archives: Writing

Effective Words: Do Your Words Have the Strength of a Brick Wall or a Tissue?

You’ve probably heard all the terms. Author. Writer. Wordsmith. Wizard of words. Scribe. Litterateur. Well maybe not this one! But no matter which one you claim when you sit down with your pen — or keyboard — they all mean you’re going to use words to communicate an idea or story of some sort. Continue reading Effective Words: Do Your Words Have the Strength of a Brick Wall or a Tissue?

14 Travel Bloggers Share their Branding Secrets

There are many ways to build a brand as a writer, which is what I tell students in my online course, Introduction to Internet Writing Markets. What works for one writer may not be what interests another. So, for this post, I decided to survey some successful travel writers to see what they thought. Continue reading 14 Travel Bloggers Share their Branding Secrets

5 Reasons Every Author Should Experience an Ocean Cruise Ship

Over 20 million passengers around the world take a cruise every year! That may sound like a lot of people until you find out it’s only half the number of people who visit Las Vegas annually. And yes, Las Vegas is a must-do, but I also believe that everyone should take a cruise at least once in life, especially authors. Why? Here are five reasons. Continue reading 5 Reasons Every Author Should Experience an Ocean Cruise Ship

Get Started as a Travel Writer and Make Money Writing

Travel writing, surprisingly, is a genre that’s been around since at least the 2nd century AD when Pausanias wrote the Description of Greece. Narrative travel stories and travel diaries gained wide popularity during the Song Dynasty in medieval China, and of course, the English classic by Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, has been continuously in print since its publication in 1726. Continue reading Get Started as a Travel Writer and Make Money Writing