Travelers — Write that blog or book
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.