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75 Ideas for Travel Writers

75 very clever ideas that will enable you to writing unique, compelling and successful travel books, guidebooks and articles and get them published - faster and easier than ever before.

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Why you need this book

In today's ultra-competitive writing and publishing market, you need every advantage you can get. That's where our inspiring collection of writing ideas can help you.

Each of the 35 books in the ideas4writers collection is packed with versatile ideas, expert tips, and easy-to-implement practical advice.

You'll soon be writing brilliant books, amazing articles, and standout stories that will have readers, editors and publishers longing for more.

The TRAVEL WRITING collection includes:

  • Playing with angles
  • Travel articles that write themselves
  • How to be authentic
  • How to be entertaining
  • How to travel cheaply or for free
  • How to improve your descriptions
  • The first people you should look for when you travel abroad
  • Non-travel outlets for your work
  • How to maximise your research - more money for less work
  • Professional versus amateur travel writers
  • Turning your journey into a quest - and writing about it
  • How to reuse your old articles
  • Science fiction travel writing
  • How to see things from a tourist's point of view, even if you live there
  • How to make your work stand out from everyone else's
  • How (and why) to write travel fiction
  • Travel writing versus writing travel guides
  • How to turn your local area into a tourism hot-spot
  • And much more - far too many great ideas to list here!

Be a more inspired, more productive and more successful writer with the ideas4writers ideas collection.

Excerpt 1: Short and simple.

Short travel articles can be about surprisingly simple subjects - such as getting your hair cut, for example.

Let's say you're visiting India and you decide your hair needs a trim. You set out to find a good local barber or hairdresser. What is it like there? Does the person cutting your hair understand what you want? Does he chat to you like the hairdressers do at home? What does he talk about? Is it a good haircut or a bad one? Is it one of the best or worst you've ever had? How much did it cost? Was it good value? If your readers were visiting India
(or wherever it was) would it be worth making a special effort to find this place? Or should they avoid it at all costs?

This is an interesting and unusual aspect of a country that most people will never have experienced or considered. It's also one that most travel writers wouldn't have thought of writing about. Even if they had thought of it, it would probably have made no more than a couple of sentences in their article, rather than an entire article in its own right.

Think about the other everyday experiences you could have there, and write about those too. How about a quest to find a particular item of food, or get your car or bike or camera fixed, and so on?

Excerpt 2: Summer jobs for writers.

Why not take a summer job in a place you're particularly interested in writing about? Working as a tour guide there could be the ideal job for you. It will give you the opportunity to stay in the area for an extended period and really get to know the people, the place, its history, the secret hidden bits, what visitors are most interested in, the most common problems they encounter, and so on. You could spend the winter at home writing books and articles based on your experiences, and then take a summer job again
next year - perhaps somewhere else.

If you don't fancy being a tour guide, or you can't get that sort of work, there are plenty of other summer jobs you could do: hotel and bar staff, lifeguard, cleaner, sports instructor, working in souvenir shops, and so on. Have a look around the popular tourist areas near where you live and see how many foreign people work there during the summer. The jobs they do over here are the same sorts of things that you could do over there.

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