Travel Writing

Written by Jack Adler

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Total independence, which is both a big plus and big minus. You haverepparttar freedom to succeed or fail on your own ability. But you have to recognize that there isn't any job security or benefits as with a full time job. You often work more hours than in a normal work week, but you haverepparttar 129741 flexibility to work at your own pace.

** How did you become a writer? ** ------------------------------------

All I ever wanted to be was a reporter. I wrote for my high school paper and wrote some freelance articles at repparttar 129742 University of Indiana. I was an Army corespondent in Europe. Subsequently, I worked for City News in Chicago and then some other publications. **What would you do differently if starting over as a writer?** -------------------------------------

I would probably be more aggressive in going afterrepparttar 129743 top markets without sacrificingrepparttar 129744 smaller markets. Sometimes articles may be more apropos for smaller publications. I'd really set my sights on selling to larger and more difficult to sell markets.

Jack Adler,repparttar 129745 author of How to get started as a Travel Writer, has over 25 years’ experience writing about travel. Four books he’s written are: Consumer's Guide To Travel, Exploring Historic California, Companion Guide To Southern India, and Travel Safety (co-authored). Numerous of his articles have run in various newspapers and magazines. He has been a columnist, on a freelance but weekly basis, forrepparttar 129746 Los Angeles Times' travel section. His columns have also run inrepparttar 129747 San Francisco Examiner; Westways Magazine, and Cruise Travel Magazine. He also was a columnist/ editorial writer for Better Business Travel, a nationally distributed newsletter; and a columnist for TravelAssist, an electronic magazine. Currently, he's repparttar 129748 leader/chief content provider for Prodigy's travel bulletin board and a columnist for Travel World International, an electronic magazine. He is a member ofrepparttar 129749 Society of American Travel Writers andrepparttar 129750 North American Travel Journalists Association. He has taught a course in Travel Journalism for many years at UCLA Extension, and a course in Feature Writer forrepparttar 129751 Writer's Digest School.

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Jack Adler, the author of How to get started as a Travel Writer, has over 25 years’ experience writing about travel.

In Ten Seconds The Bomb Will Go Off And Destroy The City (Tension And Conflict)

Written by Jeff Colburn

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Giving deadlines, like withrepparttar bomb timer above, can create tension. A deadline for a project, something that must be done beforerepparttar 129740 eclipse is over,repparttar 129741 floodwaters are rising, a tsunami is approaching and so on. Tension can also be created when nothing is happening. Remember how you felt watchingrepparttar 129742 news during a hostage situation, or waiting to see if anyone survivedrepparttar 129743 crash of an airliner? Tension can also be created with fast action, when disaster can happen at any moment. People love this. Why do you think people are riveted to their television whenrepparttar 129744 news is showing a live high-speed chase? Ask yourself, what isrepparttar 129745 worst thing that can happen, and then write it. The choices for creating tension are endless.

When used properly conflict and tension make a story interesting, and moverepparttar 129746 story line along at a fast pace, which keepsrepparttar 129747 reader mesmerized. So hurry up, write something now, time is running out.

Jeff Colburn is a freelance business writer, and can be reached at his site, The Creative Cauldron ( or

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