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This Month's Spotlight: Travel Writing!

Summer is here, and with it, the busy travel season. Thinking of combining summer travel with writing? Here's a selection of Writing-World.com's features on travel-writing, finding travel markets, press trips and more.

Bylines from Near and Far - Myrna Oakley
A useful checklist to help you find markets and make your travel writing more appealing to editors.

How to Write a Travel Memoir - Aditi Bose
The travel memoir is becoming increasingly popular; here's how to make yours stand out.

How to Write an In-Depth City Logistics Article - Barbara Weddle
"An in-depth logistics article on a city offers straightforward information and advice for those contemplating a visit to that city" -- but must also entice the reader to want to visit!

How to Write the Perfect Road-Trip Article - Barbara Weddle
"Whether your road trip is to the next county or clear across the country, telling others where you've gone, what you've seen and done and how they might do the same, can earn you money."

Increase Your Income by Writing Close to Home - Patricia Fry
If your travel budget doesn't allow for trips to exotic locales, don't despair; you can find a lot to write about in your own backyard.

State Magazines: Ten Tips for Landing Great Features in Your Home Area - Sean McLachlan
And once you've found those great destinations in your own backyard, here are some markets to pitch to!

Writing Opportunities on the Road - Susan Miles
When you're on the road, think beyond the travel market for other opportunities to get the most writing "mileage" from your experiences.

Tourism Authorities: The Travel Writer's Best Friend - Susan Miles
You're not in this alone: Here are some resources that can help you flesh out your travel piece with the details you need.

The Business of In-flights - Tim Lehnert
Those magazines you pick up for free on airlines are a great potential market.

Writing the World: Ten Tips to Breaking into the Guidebook Market, by Sean McLachlan
If you know a lot about a particular part of the world, why stop at articles? Why not think about writing, or writing for, a guidebook?

What's a Press Trip? A Travel-Writing FAQ - Kathryn Lemmon
Find out the pros and cons of sponsored travel.

Eight Steps to Professional Travel Photos - Bob Difley
One of the best ways to sell your words is to back them up with fantastic images!

Find out more in our Travel-Writing section!

Welcome to Writing-World.com!

Hosted by writer/editor Moira Allen, Writing-World.com has been one of the web's leading "go-to" sites for writers for over 15 years. Whether you're just starting out, or an experienced pro seeking new opportunities, you'll find help in these pages.

Writing-World.com brings you nearly 1000 articles by experts from around the world, on nearly every aspect of writing and publishing. You'll find tips on crafting and marketing your fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, memoir, technical and trade pieces, screenplays and more. Our business sections offer guidance on such all-important issues as rights, copyright, negotiating contracts, and making sure you get paid. Our publishing sections cover traditional, "DIY" and electronic publishing. You'll also find sections on promoting your work and your "brand," through traditional and social media venues.

Use the navigation menu in the left column to discover our world of content, use the "search" box to look for a specific topic - or go to the Master Article Index to see it all at a glance. And if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to Contact Us!

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Every year we find ourselves wondering where the time has gone, and why we haven't achieved the goals and dreams we planned. A Writer's Year - Writing-World.com's FREE 365-day planner designed specifically for writers - can help! It's the perfect tool to help you plan your writing schedule, organize your tasks, track goals, record your achievements, monitor deadlines and due-dates, and calculate your billable hours.

This year we've made some improvements. Based on reader responses, we've now made this a 24-hour planner - because a writer's day doesn't always start at 8 a.m.! We've added information on monthly holidays and awareness months, and an extra space at the beginning of each month for additional notes, goals and to-do lists. And this year, we've included the submission tracker in the PDF and print editions.

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