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Old 27 Dec 2008
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Well I got back and had for some time been wondering whether to say anything on HUBB or keep it all for earning money. Difficult to get published? Yep I'm sceptical now but can't even post the story here! I've posted the first long bit three times I think, only to lose it to the ether. Further, I used a film Canon EOS 50 with good zoom lens and got excellent, clear shots in Beograd. That was just to test me and the camera. Then in Montenegro, when the shots were for publication the pictures were all misty and grey. Oh shi...I am aching to get to a lab now and get the rest of the rolls developed. But. In northern Italy the camera went on the blink ie doesn't work anymore. I must have been too rough on the electronics. My Go Pro Hero camera didn't work from the start. The same I guess. Damn. I should have taken a painting set as well. Linzi.
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Thumbs up Great Thread!

Thanks Guys for all your input, and well done to those that have already got into print in whatever form as my limited investigations so far (haver now spoken to 4 editors who had no real interest...) have shown this to be a tricky way to fund onward travel!

Still the advice here is great and I will continue contacting editors before i set off with renewed enthusiasm knowing that some of you HUBBers have made this work for yourselves. Will be sure to post on here with any foot in door or actual interest success!

Was curious to also know if anyone has had any success, or even attempted getting a longer peice published be it a book, novel, screenplay or what have you? Anybody??

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Hi guys,

For anyone interested this article seems to add a little more fine grain (and some great tips) to the travel writing idea, plus there are UK based courses included with lonks at the bottom!

British Guild of Travel Writers - How To

I also hear that you can pickup a "Press Pass" for around $5 in Bangkok which i fully intend to do... may even be able to take a couple of orders for these - will see when i get there

Hope it helps
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Your link is a good one: thanks. That article would serve well in the other ongoing thread about writing for motorcycling magazines. For one thing, the writer is clearly a pro: crisp, clean, punchy prose which compels the reader forward steadily through the material to a defined end point. Most of us can't quite manage this--I'm including myself in this category, for sure.

Other important points: he suggests you not do it for the money, since there will likely be little or none. He says repeatedly that you need to be a writer first, a traveler second. And he recommends you keep your day job.

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