can be a tough business. The pay if low, you really have to hustle to get your stuff out there, and the competition is
fierce. While am acquainted with several folks who have been very successful at the travel writing thing, many folks I
know who have tried to make a living at it got along OK for a while, but eventually retreated to more consistent
and lucrative work (like accounting), and made travel writing more of a "hobby".
let all that discourage you. If travel writing is something you would like to do…then you should give it a whirl.
What’s the worst care scenario? Maybe you travel somewhere great, you write about it, and then no one buys your stuff?
OK, that’s not quite the worse case scenario. The worse case scenario is that you travel somewhere lousy, get food
poisoning, catch dengue and then trip and fall onto a hill of fire ants just before a murder of crows pecks your
eyeballs out. That would suck.
Well, never mind all that. Chances are you won’t fall on a fire ant
mound. Hopefully. But if you are committed to the travel writing thing, then check out Media Bistro’s Travel Writing boot camp. The 8-we3ek intensiev
course is being taugh tby Gayle Forman whose You
Can’t Get There From Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World, was published in April 2005. I’ve taken a
mediabistro seminar before…and I even taught
one…so I can vouce that they can be very good. This one might be just the thing to jump-start your writing career.