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Professional reporter O'Neil teaches how to craft engaging travel articles and essays by using a travel journal and viewing experiences with a writer's eye.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Writer's Digest Books
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L. O'Neil
Jun 10, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hey I wrote it. This book was published in 2006, not 1996. Also available in Japanese, Chinese and Italian.
Michelle
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Undeniably, the BEST book about travel writing! I have mistakingly bought a few after this one and it does not compare. Spend your money on this one only!
Tiffany
Nov 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Took me awhile (and I skipped the exercises) but I finally got through this one. The text alternated between being common sense, and being highly informative. I actually took notes while reading! It's a bit out of date - the author describes emails and digital photos as "optional" - but certainly a good way to start thinking about a career change.
Jen
Dec 05, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good overall, but the field is changing so quickly these days I don't know how relevant some of this will be in a few years. Still, I learned a lot and am keeping it in my travel/writing reference library.
Katrina Sark
Jan 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
p.3 - Travel writing relies on showing experiences and conveying the mood of a place, so simple descriptive writing isn't enough. Use all senses. Write as if you are blind. Push your other senses.


Chris MacLellan
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel-writing
Used this book as part of our Travrel Writing class, and enjoyed it quite a bit. Great tools for aspiring travrel writers, like me! :)
Kristin
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel, writing
I only had time to skim this book.....consider checking it out of the library again later.
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Another excellent guide to travel writing.
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