The Travel Writer's Guide

Burgett, Gordon

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Synopsis: 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 THE TRAVEL WRITER'S GUIDE 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.

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!

About the Author: Gordon Burgett has also published 1,600+ articles and averaged offering 100 seminars and speeches annually since 1981. He has appeared extensively on radio and TV, as a guest author and a publishing specialist. Burgett is a long-standing member of the National Speakers Association, the American Society of Authors and Journalists, and the Publishers Marketing Association, and has produced 26 audio cassette series and singles. Burgett currently speaks nationwide about "How to Create Your Own Super Second Life: What Are You Going to Do With Your Extra 30 Years?"

How to Create Your Own Super Second Life Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles Standard Marketing Procedures for Dentists Publishing to Niche Markets Treasure and Scavenger Hunts Niche Marketing for Writers, Speakers, and Entrepreneurs Self-Publishing to Tightly-Targeted Markets The Travel Writer's Guide How to Sell More Than 75% of Your Freelance Writing The Writer's Guide to Query and Cover Letters Empire-Building by Writing and Speaking Speaking for Money (with Mike Frank) Ten Sales from One Article Idea The Query Book

Four of Burgett's books have been Writer's Digest Book Club top choices: Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles, The Travel Writer's Guide, The Writer's Guide to Query and Cover Letters, and How to Sell More Than 75% of Your Freelance Writing.

Gordon Burgett is the creator of Age Masters, an Internet acknowledgment and listing service for athletic achievements in running, walking, cycling, swimming and wheeling.

In addition, Burgett has owned and directed a publishing company, Communication Unlimited, since 1981. It specializes in books, reports, and cassettes about writing, empire-building, and niche publishing. In 1995 the company doubled in size, adding Dental Communication Unlimited and Medical Communication Unlimited and beginning a series of standard operating procedures manuals for professionals.

Earlier, with four degrees, Burgett was twice an university dean, taught Portuguese and history, created a city recreation program in Illinois, directed CARE programs in Colombia and Ecuador, twice studied in Brazil, played professional baseball, and led a gold hunt up the Paushi Yaco (Upper Amazon) River in Ecuador.

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