Travel writing is the simplest and most lucrative way to start a writing career. The public's fascination with travel keeps growing, and a wide variety of publications seek articles on exciting domestic and international destinations. In this compelling book (the updated and expanded third edition), novice travel writers will learn the ABCs of writing and selling their articles. The step-by-step guide shows how you sell travel articles before you take the trip, see the sites, add observations and photos, then write when you return. Plus how to find a different slant and sell again to the newspapers! Veteran travel writers will also learn to hone their skills further and benefit from Burgett's expert tips on selling articles about the trials and tribulations of travel. Best yet, Burgett is himself a veteran travel writer with 1,700+ freelance articles (and 27 books) in print! Among the areas covered: * How to sell your article before you travel * The rights, obligations, and privileges of travel writers * What editors look for * How to brainstrorm ideas for successful travel articles * How to document and deduct travel expenses to reduce your income taxes * How to write query letters that multiply one trip into many articles * 365 great ideas for travel articles, and much, much more! Twice THE TRAVEL WRITER'S GUIDE was a Writer's Digest Book Club selection!
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