Why tracking makes you a more productive writer

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Tracking follows a grand literary tradition of writers’ journals. Monitoring your writing progress can help you optimise your routine and become a master of productivity. But to make the most of it you need to take time to reflect and learn. Find out what tracking is, why it’s important, and how to learn from your data. [click to continue…]

How to write travel guides – 10 essential skills for success

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With over 50 travel guides under his belt Julius Honnor knows a thing or two about writing reviews. His advice sends travellers rushing to towns, hotels and sites of exceptional interest in all corners of the globe. He shares his advice on the skills you need to succeed, and offers a glimpse of the glamour, danger and mundanity of fact-checking in this fiercely competitive field. [click to continue…]

How to break into travel writing: 7 tips from an expert

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If you think that holiday of a lifetime might make a cracking travel mag read or you’re planning on packing a laptop to write about your time walking the Inca trail – read these 7 tips by the UK’s top travel writer and journalist, Simon Calder – travel editor of The Independent newspaper and frequent commentator on TV and radio. [click to continue…]

How to write an academic article that gets published

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To say academic publishing is competitive is an understatement. Often described as publish or perish, university researchers are under huge pressure to get their articles written and into the world. With career success dependent on having a rock-solid publishing history, it can be scary to get started. Having just delivered my 100th presentation on how to get published, I like to think I know a thing or two about getting your research into the right journal.

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How to get a strategy for your author blog

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Having a blog is a super-important part of any writer’s marketing toolkit. Your blog is a place where you can test out your writing, get noticed by publishers, engage with readers, build a following and in some cases – sell your work. Whilst it’s great to blog purely for fun and creative expression, if you want your blog to help your writing career then it’s time to get yourself a blogging strategy. So how do you start? [click to continue…]

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