About this book

‘The Travel Writer’s Way is packed with advice, ideas, experts and answers, gathered together to transform your writing.’ – Jonathan Lorie, author

The Travel Writer’s Way is a uniquely inspiring guide for everyone who wants to write about their travels, whether for publication or just for fun. 

This book offers a complete introduction to the creative and commercial aspects of becoming a travel writer:

40 interviews with experts.
36 classic book reviews.
24 practical assignments.
12 creative journeys.
3 commercial pathways.

Section 1 is built around 12 ‘creative journeys’ that you can make wherever you are, at home or abroad. Each explores a key skill for your travel writing, with examples, advice, reading lists, assignments and feedback.

Section 2 provides detailed practical information on how to write for different formats and get your stories published. Here you can learn how to start a travel blog, write articles and books, approach editors and publishers, create a portfolio career and build your own business model.

Every chapter includes advice from today’s leading experts in travel writing. Forty travel authors, journalists, bloggers, editors, publishers and literary agents were interviewed to give the inside track on how to write great travel stories and get them published.

Interviews with 40 world-class experts – Paul Theroux, Colin Thubron, William Dalrymple, Pico Iyer, Levison Wood, Geoff Dyer, Dervla Murphy, Chris Stewart, Sara Wheeler, Simon Calder, Lyn Hughes and more.