wai-naniTravel writer Linda Ballou offers beginning travel writers a free e-book called How to Make Travel Writing Work for You. Linda explains, “My report is written to those who are not going to try to make a living at travel writing, but just want to get around to places they couldn’t get to otherwise.”

Get the free report by providing your name and email address at Linda’s website, after which the PDF download will appear. And while you’re there, check out Linda’s book, Wai-nanai, High Chiefess of Hawai’i.

Travel Writers Exchange is a great site for beginning travel writers, with Top Ten lists (Top 10 Photography Tips, Top 10 Travel Writing Jobs, etc.), ideas to help you network, get published, and get paid, and lots more. Its tone is a little annoying (“Exclusive! Inside Secrets to Publishing from Editors and Publishers!”), but the content and organization are both excellent.

SMART goals for 2008

January 3, 2008 | 3 Comments

Setting your writing goals for 2008? Remember that SMART goal-setting requires objectives that are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • oh gosh; I can’t believe I’ve forgotten the details of this acronym already. Would someone who remembers what the R and T stand for please email me? Thanks!

Anyway, I think the Measurable parameter is the most important. And “more” does not count as a measurement.

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