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Infographic: These 5 words are making you a weaker writer

WRITING IS OFTEN REPRESENTED AS A SORT of mystical skill, a talent that only few are blessed with, and that comes completely naturally to the writer. …

Writing

Why I'm Probably The Worst Travel Blogger Ever (+10 Tips For Getting Better)

Does your travel writing suck: Plight writing and travel ‘porn’

LAST WEEK we examined rhetoric in travel writing, the way it’s often used unwittingly, and how this can result in an unintended “packaging” of …

What It’s Really, Truly Like to Be a Travel Writer

“Travel writer” is, without question, the best job in the world: Who <i>wouldn’t</i> want to have wild adventures around the globe, then write up the results …

Flying

7 reasons everyone hates your travel blog

1. The things you’re blogging about aren’t worth blogging about.<p>Instead of pulling that monk aside and blogging about this fascinating conversation …

How to Write About Characters Who Are Smarter Than You

My least favorite moment in all of cinema is a relatively common one. You will recognize it, I’m sure, from dozens of movies and TV shows that …

What is Creative Nonfiction? | Creative Nonfiction

Issue #0, Online Only<p>What is Creative Nonfiction?<p>The banner of the magazine I’m proud to have founded and I continue to edit, Creative Nonfiction, …

25 Awesome In-Flight Photos Taken by Pilots from the Cockpit

Some people just have cooler offices than others… offices with a view… an ever-changing view that can include everything from the aurora borealis, to …

How To Write A Personal Essay

<i>Leslie Jamison's incredible new essay collection,</i> The Empathy Exams<i>, covers topics ranging from random violence to HBO's</i> Girls <i>to abortion to bad</i> …

National Geographic Travel

The New World of Travel Writing

As a writer, editor, and teacher, I care about travel writing that matters. My own journey of learning about and reflecting on the ever-evolving world of travel writing and publishing is a continual one, propelled each year by the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, held each …

7 Things to Keep in Mind When Doing Travel Photography

When traveling there are things that are not in your control, especially if photography is one of the main reasons you are traveling. That doesn't …

Landscape Photography

Banksy Street Art – The (Nearly) Complete Works Of Banksy. 200+ Images Capture His Best Work To Date

Our (not so) little homage to Banksy. His works along with a few Banksy inspired pieces.<p>Banksy is a pseudonymous English graffiti artist, political …

7 Things I've Learned So Far, by Mike Meginnis

BY MIKE MEGINNIS<p>This is a recurring column called <b>“7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,”</b> where writers at any stage of their careers can talk about writing …

2014's Award-Winning Books

<i>Originally published on Kirkus</i><p>Recently, Kirkus announced the winning books of the 2014 Kirkus Prize and all three winning writers are receiving $50,000. The publishing industry features a number of prestigious prizes that highlight some excellent books. So if you’re feeling awash in the multitude …

How To Be A Writer: One Story - semi

<b>Every few weeks,</b> I get an e-mail or a Facebook message from someone who has a few questions about writing: how to get their foot in the door, what …

Get Better Travel Photos From Your Phone With These Apps

Most of the best mobile phones of 2014 for travelers (and newer) have good camera sensors but there’s often a big difference in the resulting photos …

32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad | Inc.com

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And I'm sure some people then think, "What a …

Language

13 awesome street artists (who aren't Banksy) - Matador Network

13 awesome street artists (who aren’t Banksy)<p>Though I’m a longtime fan of his street art, I’ve never really been able to tell how firmly Banksy’s …

Transform your travel writing, pt. 1: 59 questions to ask before sending your writing to an editor

<b>1.</b> What is the editor’s first name?<p><b>2.</b> Who are her associate editors?<p><b>3.</b> Which of these people are you emailing and why?<p><b>4.</b> Is your pitch scannable / …

Travel writing tips: Transforming your narrator into a “camera”

WE MOST COMMONLY describe place through our eyes. In some ways we can think of a narrator almost like a camera.<p>One thing to keep in mind however, is …

Travel Writing That Matters: Part III

Last summer, in the middle of an epic five-week Grand Tour which took me the equivalent of 1.7 times around the globe, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the TBEX blogger gathering inDublin, Ireland.<p>Dublin was just as charming as the hype would have it be–every taxi driver seemed to have a …

Travelers

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Author

I've done hundreds of talks and readings from my books across the U.S. and Canada, and in Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France and Israel.<p>When I'm picked up on tour at a train station or airport, one of the most frequent questions is a rhetorical one: "This must be pretty exciting, right?"<p>It is. …

United Kingdom

Travel Writing That Matters: Part II

Last summer, in the middle of an epic five-week Grand Tour which took me the equivalent of 1.7 times around the globe, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the TBEX blogger gathering in Dublin, Ireland.<p>Dublin was just as charming as the hype would have it be–every taxi driver seemed to have a …

Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing

In the winter of 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing published in <i>The New York Times</i> nearly a decade earlier, <i>The Guardian</i> reached out to some of today’s most celebrated authors and asked them to each offer his or her rules. My favorite is <b>Zadie Smith’</b>s list — an exquisite balance …

How To Become A Professional Blogger - The Naked Truth!

Since so many of you have been asking how I manage to travel to all these countries and live the life I am living, I thought it’s about time to write …

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