Jonathan Lorie takes the Reader through the streets...

Jonathan is the director of Travellers Tales - the UK's  leading provider of travel writing & photography workshops.  He is a lead writer for the Independent on Sunday and was the editor of Traveller magazine.

 

JONATHAN LORIE'S TOP TEN TRAVEL WRITING TIPS

 

     Research the market before you start: find out who wants what, and create it for them. 

Think of four different angles for your trip, and write them as separate articles.

Take notes on the road, as detailed and precise as possible.

Take the reader there, walk them through that street, tell them what it sounds and smells like.

Double-check your text for accuracy, especially with foreign names and words.

Don’t make things up: you only embarrass an editor once.

Practice practice practice until you’re genuinely good enough to submit articles.

Get some training, in feature writing or travel journalism.

Be ridiculously polite to editors, it’s a buyer’s market.

     Read as much as you can, to pick up style and tricks from the experts.

 

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PHOTOGRAPH 'Buenos Aires' by Carole Hastings © Carole Hastings 2011

PHOTOGRAPH JON LORIE'S PORTRAIT -  OWN PHOTOGRAPHY