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ABC's of Travel Writing by footprints on 7 April 2010 2:23pm
 
Hello all!

I am new to joining this site and already completely absorbed by it. I have been a fan of Palin's for years having followed his various fascinating television series' and reading his books. He has inspired me to venture in many worldy explorations of my own...

However, like most here I imagine, I feel more myself outdoors than stuck behind a desk in the city. I too have the travel bug!

I would love to be able to use my passion for travel to kickstart a career in travel writing and documentation.

Can anyone off me any advice?

Thank you :)
 
Re: ABC's of Travel Writing by johnnythemonkey on 7 April 2010 2:28pm
 
Welcome to the site footprints !

I couldn't offer you any advice on travel writing etc but there are others here more qualified to do so.

John ( Scotland. )
 
Re: ABC's of Travel Writing by bIG bLOGGER on 7 April 2010 3:48pm
 
Here is a Travel Writing Advice:

<<Passengers travelling from Platform 3 must mount stairs and cross Footbridge here...>>
 
Re: ABC's of Travel Writing by Loretto on 7 April 2010 3:58pm
 
Hi footprints. Welcome. Why don't you write to other travel writers and seek their advice?

Palin's address is at bottom of page

Samantha Brown:
http://samantha-brown-blog.travelchannel.com/

Anthony Bourdain:
http://anthony-bourdain-blog.travelchannel.com/?fbid=AGdEnpVEom5

Those are the two I like, but not as much as Michael Palin of course. Hope to be reading some of your travel writings.

You also might want to try Bill Bryson,
I have read a lot of his books and he never disappoints his readers. Terribly monotonous voice sadly, so pass on the audio books.

http://www.randomhouse.com/features/billbryson/
 
Re: ABC's of Travel Writing by johnnythemonkey on 7 April 2010 5:14pm
 
Tucsonmike could probably give you some pointers.
There are also some very well travelled but occassional posters here that may also be of help.
 
Re: ABC's of Travel Writing by bIG bLOGGER on 7 April 2010 5:36pm
 
yeah,where is tucsonmike when you need him??
 
Re: ABC's of Travel Writing by johnnythemonkey on 7 April 2010 5:58pm
 
Sorted smartarse. Typos are such a crime.
 
Re: ABC's of Travel Writing by Ken Dunn on 7 April 2010 6:41pm
 
Start small, unless you have a degree in English or your native language. Travel somewhere, even if it is only on foot round about where you live and write about your experience such that the end result makes interesting reading. If your proof reader likes it then send it off to be published in your local newspaper. Do the first one free but if they want more start charging for future items. If they don't want more put it on your CV that you had an article published in your local newspaper.
 
Re: ABC's of Travel Writing by peripatetically on 7 April 2010 7:32pm
 
Oh, I love Tony Bourdain. lol. he's a character.

Welcome to the site, Footprints Tell us more aobut yoursself .

Patty~
Maryland, USAa
 
Re: ABC's of Travel Writing by Ken Dunn on 7 April 2010 11:10pm
 
P.S. Put one of your short travel stories in the travel section on this website and you may get some comments/constructive criticism.
 
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