'Break into Travel Writing, Make it Pay the Easy Way'.
This little book will show you how to craft a winning piece and sell every feature you write. Why features? They are quick to do and in high demand with millions of magazines across the world looking for travel stories.
Discover what makes a good idea, how to find the right markets and approach editors with an irresistible pitch, and how to grow your business towards the ultimate goal of free trips and 'the best job in the world'.
'Be a Travel Writer' is packed with tips and advice, sprinkled with short exercises to help you hone your skills and light-hearted anecdotes to point out pitfalls and tricks of the trade. Anyone following it step by step will achieve publication sooner rather than later, the only requirement is determination.
If you love travelling, writing and would like to make it pay, this is your shortcut to success.
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
Have you ever dreamed of being a travel writer? Solange Hando’s new book ‘Be A Travel Writer, Live Your Dreams, Sell Your Features’ could be the first step in making that dream come true. This award-winning travel journalist and workshop tutor has had a wide range of features published in 96 titles worldwide and she uses this vast experience to produce a step by step guide for those who would follow in her footsteps. In addition to lots of sharp, pithy advice, she includes dozens of ‘top tips’ and exercises to get the creative imagination working. In fact, there’s so much practical information crammed into these 100-pages, including personal cameos of travel writing from across the globe, that we’re almost tempted to pack a bag and jump on the nearest train ... boat ... plane ... to look for our first assignment. A book for the more experienced writer looking to break into travel journalism as well as the beginner. Highly recommended. ~ Carys Llewellyn, Amazon, Waterstones, Goodreads
Solange has written a great little book on the craft of travel writing itself with more than a nod towards the photography side of things. There are many ‘how to’ books out there (did I hear ‘too many’?) but this one really ticks all the boxes. I confess I'm a little jealous too. I had one of those "Now why didn't I think of that' moments when I got the book.
It’s full of the sort of things we travel writers all know instinctively, but it has taken Solange to put them into a concise book form and publish it.
This book will show you exactly how travel writing works, from getting the winning idea to how to approach editors and from how to cast your net wide to how to secure a free trip. There are tips on research, photography, markets, styles, people stories and how to grow your business.
I like the way she hammers home that ‘everything is possible, provided you have an original idea and the right approach’ and then goes on to show you exactly what she means. And her emphasis on market research is spot on. So few wannabe travel writers recognise that this is the No. 1 essential for success. It’s boring, it’s time consuming, but it’s what pays dividends. Without it you don’t stand a chance in today’s very competitive market.
Follow Solange’s advice which is covered in just 100 lively, easy to read pages, with anecdotes to make you smile and seasoned advice to help you move fast and avoid the pitfalls.
'Be a Travel Writer, Live your Dreams, Sell your Features' is her step by step guide to writing and selling travel features. It tells you the quickest way to break into the genre and to start earning cash.
Follow the advice and before long, you could be selling every travel article you write.
Sounds good? Why not give it a go. ~ Mari Nicholson, http://wizzley.com/travel-writing-a-new-book-that-lets-you-in-on-all-the-secrets/
An inspirational and motivational journey through the world of travel writing.
Be a Travel Writer is your transportation of choice to your destination of published travel writer. It draws upon Solange's expert knowledge as she shares the tips and tricks she has learned in the course of her career.
Climb aboard, for a whole new world of discovery awaits you. ~ Simon Whaley, best-selling author, feature writer and photographer, member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild
An upbeat, practical and no-nonsense guide to the competitive world of travel writing. In a compact succinct format it covers every aspect of feature writing, from finding the right angle to selling your story.
Packed full of tips to help you get started and succeed in the best job in the world. ~ Hilary Bradt MBE, co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides, award-winning writer, broadcaster, lecturer, photographer
Solange Hando has skilfully fed her passion and excitement for travel into the pages of this invaluable book. It is absorbing and inspirational, contains amusing anecdotes and is crammed with useful information and ideas.
This is a must-have book for aspiring travel writers and will be of immense help in getting their feet firmly on the first rung of the travel writing ladder. ~ Linda Jackson, freelance travel writer-photographer, worldwide publications, managing editor of www.activecaribbean.com
In her upbeat and encouraging style, Solange Hando takes you through the process of creating and selling travel articles and shows you how to think like a pro.
This inspiring book is packed with sound practical advice and helpful tips from a seasoned travel writer. ~ Donna Dailey, award-winning travel writer, photographer, editor, guide books, US and international publications, websites and television
If anyone knows how to write and sell travel features, it is Solange Hando. She is so right that the rewards are tremendous and as she says, every experience is packed with article ideas.
This great little book brims with her valuable advice, encouragement and insider's knowledge, from travel basics to professional expertise. ~ Andrew Sanger, award-winning travel writer, editor and guide book author