Is there any job that seems more alluring than that of a travel writer? Spending your days exploring the world’s most beautiful places; eating the most glorious food; and recording it all in a battered, leather-notebook… *sigh*
Yet travel writing is no different from any other kind of writing – it takes skill, practice and talent.
Taking heed of advice offered in the excellent Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing, here are six writing tips to help you transport your reader.
- The Right Subject: A good topic is usually a marriage of passion and practicality. As a writer you want to choose a subject that will allow you to infuse your story with a sense of connection and conviction; at the same time, you need to write about a topic that will capture an editor’s attention and will fit well with the publication you’ve targeted.
- Staying up to date with travel trends: Finding fresh material, spotting travel trends and keeping up to date with industry and consumer changes …