Join Michael and Jay as they extoll the virtues of the indie author triangle of success:the right mindset, effective writing tools (that work for you), and a strong support network. #AskALLi Self-Publishing Podcast.Read More Our latest Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Podcast is out
For the Frankfurt Book Fair Indie Author Fringe event I’m joining forces with my ALLi podcast co-host Michael La Ronn to present a session at the October 14th about being a part-time author but getting full-time results.Read More My Indie Author Fringe appearance with Michael La Ronn
Great read for Travel Writing Tips: Nat Geo Traveller (UK) recently announced their travel writing competition winners. The challenge was to write a focused piece of 500 words that captured the essence of a destination alongside National Geographic Traveller’s defining features: immersive travel and authentic storytelling.Read More These NatGeo Traveller Competition Winners can improve your travel writing
Two Author tips to get the most out of your Amazon Book Description. Find out which HTML tags you can use, and how many characters you have to play with.Read More 2 Keys Tips for Writing your Amazon Book Descriptions
Each month I’m joining forces with fellow indie author Michael La Ronn to co-host a new self-publishing show that’s part of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ weekly broadcast schedule. Here’s our first show about Writing Tools, Styles, and Challenges.Read More I’m co-hosting the Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Broadcast with Michael La Ronn
Here’s some easy to follow tips for finding and approaching host travel blogs that are looking for guest bloggers. Increase your writing experience and build your blogging brand.Read More How to land a guest post on a travel blog
“Freewriting for travel writers” is a how-to guide that teaches you everything you need to know to start your freewriting journey to help you improve the quality of your own travel writing.Read More 4 Benefits of Freewriting for Travel Writers
Here’s a roundup of my tips for getting more comments and interaction on your travel blog. What have I missed? Please share what has worked for you.Read More How do you get comments on your travel blog?
There’s no better way to anticipate your reader’s needs than asking them outright about their preferences. Budget Traveler Josh provides his travel guide preferences.Read More Budget Traveler Josh shares his travel research tips
Take this opportunity to think about your writing and self-publishing goals this year. What do you want to achieve in 2017. Brainstorm your list, and then boil it down to your Top 3. Now take those Top 3 and see what actions you have to plan and achieve to achieve those writing goals.Read More On Your Marks, Get Set, GOals!
Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN), also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), is Nina Amir’s response to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which is a is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing that encourages fiction writers to write 50,000 words in 30 days during November. During the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge, you are challenged to start and […]Read More Write Nonfiction in November
Writing a non-fiction book I thought I’d share my approach for creating my “How to Write a Travel Guide” in Scrivener, which makes it easy for me to pick up this writing project at a moments notice, and know exactly what needs to be done. Project Status I’m keeping this simple for this project, and just […]Read More Using Scrivener to write your non-fiction book
This Quick Tip article introduces you to 3 key travel writing elements that need to be a consideration when you write your travel guide. It all begins with a simple idea, that has to be expanded into a book concept that intrigues your reader, which relies on you being able to make your travel guide personal so they […]Read More 3 Must Have Elements when writing your Travel Guide
Travel books come in two main categories: the travel guide book and the travel narrative. Let’s look at a definition of each to help you determine which you want to write.Read More Should you write a Travel Guide or a Travel Narrative?
Guest Post by Jillian Schedneck Jillian Schedneck devoted three years on a MFA in creative nonfiction writing, after graduating she moved to the Middle East to teach writing. She met students from all over the Arab world, and learned that the power of story easily bridges cultural differences. After returning to the United States two years later, […]Read More Transforming your Travels into a Meaningful Memoir
Here’s my reference page of Resources For Authors And Writers, and includes all of the invaluable tools that I couldn’t live without. Writing Tools and Resources Scrivener (available for Mac and PC) for everything you write. Can also be used to compile simple ebooks. Learn Scrivener Fast – great training from Joe who has spent years perfecting his training […]Read More Tools And Resources For Authors And Writers
My article for the Alliance of Independent Authors has just been published on their Author Advice Centre blog, and includes a list of 5 writing articles to help you prepare for Camp NaNoWriMo. I plan on using the time to write a giveaway to build my Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide mailing list. I already giveaway […]Read More Use the support and motivation of Camp NaNoWriMo to achieve your writing goals
Words & Pictures in your Travel Journal I read an article recently from the Matador Network that listed the 7 fundamentals for documenting your travels. What the list boiled down to was 6 travel writing tips to capture your travels in words and pictures, with one over-arching principle of “Share”. The three perspectives for capturing words: Keep […]Read More 7 Travel Journal Writing Tips to document your Travels
Scrivener comes to the rescue again! Even though this writing software is well-known in fiction circles, it still amazes me how many non-fiction writers don’t know about it and aren’t using it. Using Scrivener for Content Management I love using Scrivener to plan all of my writing content. This screenshot above, is the current view of my […]Read More Using Scrivener to Plan & Write my How to Write a Travel Guide Series