Do you want to share your world travel experiences? Were there comic events on your recent trip that would make entertaining stories? Are you looking for a way to meld your passion for travel and writing?
I recently had the privilege of attending a travel writers’ workshop hosted by The Book-In-Hand Roadshow.
Award-winning book professionals shared their advice on how to get started as an adventure-sharing author. Janet Fullwood, former Sacramento Bee travel editor and travel photographer; Craig Johnson, photographer and print-on-demand photo bookmaker; and Ingrid Lundquist, award-winning author and street photographer, all provided insight and encouragement to hopeful travel writers.
To get motivated, they suggested reading other travel blogs, taking a class in photography or joining a writers group. The speakers described a focused approach to describing places and recording experiences in a way that would intrigue others. As a result, I gained ideas on how I might become much more intentional than a casual vacation storyteller or snap shot taker to produce material beyond my usual marketing commentary.