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5 Things You Need To Know About Writing Before Becoming A Writer

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 09.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Thomas Kuegler

"Here it comes, my masterpiece, my Sistine Chapel, my Old Man And The Sea. Aaand it's gone." -Me, sitting at my laptop writing, every day. Writing ...

How I Healed After Heartbreaking Loss by Facing My Grief Through Writing

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 08.24.2016 | Books
Michelle Kennedy

When he left, my world seemed so quiet. I wondered how to make the sound come back as much as I wondered how Christmas could possibly feel good again without him there. The room, full of twinkling lights and presents, seemed frozen and mute, nobody knowing how to fill the empty space.

The Joy Of Writing

Roota Choksi | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Roota Choksi

Because I am a writer. I like to write about stuff that touches the strings of my heart and makes it go gooey and happy. Then , I feel like sharing the gooey feeling with the world. I feel that there's no dearth of sadness in the world , there is a need of lots of happiness and love.

Why Do Magazines and Book Publishers Rip Off Ideas? (Because They Can.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
Peter Mandel

There's nothing new under the sun. This old saw is one of the first things you learn on the job if you're a writer, artist, or other drudge who tries...

Robert Macfarlane, the Old Ways

Peter Neill | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

This week we turn to the third in our series of favorite nature writers and their observations that have shaped the underlying message of the World Ocean Observatory.

How to Read a Publication Like Your Future Editor Wants You To

Rebecca L. Weber | Posted 04.29.2016 | Books
Rebecca L. Weber

Not sure why your story ideas aren't selling? If you ask an editor for advice on the best way for a freelance writer to break in to his or her publication, they often have the same response: "Read it first."

Review: Cleopatra's Wedding Present, Travels Through Syria

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts
Austin Blake Mullins

Around twenty years ago, a young English journalist by the name of Robert Tewdwr Moss packed his bags and headed to Syria. Much like his colonial forbearers of the previous century, Moss was drawn explicably to the romantic, even Orientalist ideals of this most Arab of nations.

If I Die Today...

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 03.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
M. Shannon Hernandez

I've started this piece several times...only to stop writing and think about how to capture the emotions that washed over me on my final day in India....

My Redemption Story: Inflicting the Fear of a Little Homelessness on a Paying Customer

Rick Steves | Posted 01.07.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Back in the 1970s as a tour guide, I drove small groups in little minibuses around Europe with a passion for getting my travelers beyond their comfort...

Friendship, Kites, and Spirituality in the Rice Fields of Bali

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
M. Shannon Hernandez

I hear Bagia's wheels reverberating off the cobblestones, inching toward my villa. My private driver for the day has arrived, just a couple of hours a...

I Quit My Job To Be A Travel Writer, And Now I'm Broke And Unemployed

Jo Fraser | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Jo Fraser

You would be hard pressed to open Facebook or Instagram nowadays and not find an article titled something along the lines of 'I quit my job to travel ...

The Struggle Is Real -- The Reality of Travel Writing

David Duran | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
David Duran

I'm a rare breed within my industry. Most travel writers I know have a cushy staff position with benefits, do it part-time for fun, or freelance full-time but have a second income helping them out. I, on the other hand, work as a full-time freelance travel writer, and I do it all on my own.

So, You're Really a Travel Writer?

Rick Steves | Posted 09.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm done traveling for the year, but other members of my staff are still in the field. While I regroup from 100 days in Europe, I invited my frequent ...

Where's the Travel Writing for Black Women?

Sarah Enelow | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Enelow

Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.

5 Strategies to Deal With Negative Comments on Your Blog Posts

Kat Gal | Posted 05.01.2016 | Small Business
Kat Gal

When was the last time you've received a negative, hurtful comment on your blog, article or even your Facebook post?

The Best Possible Reason To Get Lost

Lily Brooks-Dalton | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Lily Brooks-Dalton

If there's one thing I'm truly excellent at, it's getting lost. Set me up with a compass, a map, and a set of directions, and I will invariably end up...

I Want to Go Somewhere Where the Stars in the Sky Are Different

THINK Global School | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

When I was sixteen, my first overseas flight introduced me to a 5am Latin American sky colored in burning pink tones. At the time, the colors seemed to swallow the sky and the plane whole.

Navigating the Bumpy Road to 'Published'

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 05.13.2015 | Books
Michelle Kennedy

I watched live television coverage of the multicar accident for an entire day before recognizing my father's Chevy pickup pinned between two semi trucks. A news reporter at the time, I narrowly avoided being assigned to cover the collision that killed my father.

How to Measure the Value of Media Coverage

Mark Chesnut | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

The world of travel writers, journalists and travel bloggers is ever-changing. So how do public relations and media relations experts in the travel industry deal with them?

How to Deal with Travel Writers, Part 3: How to Plan the Perfect Press Trip

Mark Chesnut | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

Let's take a look at what travel writers need to make press trips productive, and what public relations people can do to make the most of press trips for their organizations.

How to Deal With Travel Writers, Part 2: What Writers Want From PR People

Mark Chesnut | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

A big part of securing ongoing coverage is about relationships. Journalists and travel writers need to know who you are, and you need to know who they are. If you have a personal connection, that's a great way to cement your brand further in their minds.

How to Deal with Travel Writers, Part 1: Bloggers vs. Journalists

Mark Chesnut | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

The world of travel writers, journalists and travel bloggers is ever-changing. So how do public relations and media relations experts in the travel industry deal with them?

Unsettled by Global Warming

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

The world changes. It burns. It's something to live by. My wife and I will settle into its fires one day, but right now they've inspired us to keep moving, to journey and live unpredictably.

Why Women Love France

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Marcia DeSanctis

Often -- when I stood on the beach at Bidart, or sampled Calvados in the middle of an apple orchard in Normandy -- I ran out of power. The emotions caused my wiring to short out. This is what France will do. Confront you with the eternal so gently and so forcefully.

If Homer Were a Travel Blogger

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Michael Radou Moussou

The convergence in Athens, Greece of more than 850 travel bloggers for the annual conference of Travel Blog Exchange (the largest community of blogger...