How Travel Writers Self-Publish
Ep#39: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. C is for Clichés, Conversational, Cadence, and Cycle

Ep#39: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. C is for Clichés, Conversational, Cadence, and Cycle

July 1, 2020

In this 10-minute show travel writer Jay Artale continues her travel writing tips series. Each episode provides a concise list of prompts from A to Z to give your travel writing the TLC it needs. Today's episode looks at the prompts beginning with C: 

  • Cliches
  • Conversational
  • Cadence
  • Cycle Back to the Beginning at the End

We’ll cycle through all letters in the alphabet in turn from A-Z. Jay also invites you to become part of her beta reading team to review her new book for writers, Fast Drafting for Travel Bloggers, and let's you know how to claim your free copy of her Introduction to 5 Senses Travel Journaling PDF.

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#38: An Introduction to the art of Fast Drafting for Travel Writers

Ep#38: An Introduction to the art of Fast Drafting for Travel Writers

June 15, 2020

In this 10-minute show, travel writer Jay Artale introduces you to a fast drafting technique that'll help to streamline your note taking tasks while you're traveling, so that you can spend more time traveling and exploring and less time writing.

  • What other travel bloggers do. 
  • Why we need to fast draft. 
  • How fast drafting can help you. 
  • Two planning elements to set up you for success. 

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#37: Travel Memoir Writing Inspiration (Guest: Carol Duval)

Ep#37: Travel Memoir Writing Inspiration (Guest: Carol Duval)

June 1, 2020

In this 20-minute show travel writer Jay Artale chats with blogger and freelance writer, Carol Duval, who house sat around the globe with her husband. She started off by blogging about her travels and adventures, and then wrote and published her first memoir, Trying Lives. We'll look at where Carol's travel bug came from and how she started house sitting, and then dive into the intricacies of writing and publishing a memoir. Here's some of the topics we discussed:

  • The impact of blogging before you start writing your book. 
  • How to use your blog to create the first draft of your book. 
  • The challenges and solutions of the blog to book approach. 

If you've been thinking about writing your own travel memoir, this conversation should inspire you to put pen to paper.

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#36: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. B is for Beginning, Bounce, Books, and Blog

Ep#36: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. B is for Beginning, Bounce, Books, and Blog

May 15, 2020

In this 8-minute show travel writer Jay Artale continues her travel writing tips series. Each episode provides a concise list of prompts from A to Z to give your travel writing the TLC it needs. Today's episode looks at the prompts beginning with B. 

  • Beginning. 
  • Bounce. 
  • Books. 
  • Blog.  

We’ll cycle through all letters in the alphabet in turn from A-Z. 

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#35: What Front Matter does your nonfiction book need?

Ep#35: What Front Matter does your nonfiction book need?

April 30, 2020

In this 9-minute show, travel writer Jay Artale reviews the different Front Matter sections you can include in your nonfiction book, who writes them, and what they should include: 

  • Foreword, including how to increase your chances of success in finding a contributor.
  • Preface. 
  • Introduction. 
  • Copyright, where to get example copyright pages to cut and paste. 
  • Dedication. 
  • Epigraph.
  • Table of Contents.  

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#34: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. A is for Audience, Angle, Adjectives and…

Ep#34: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. A is for Audience, Angle, Adjectives and…

April 15, 2020

In this 10-minute show travel writer Jay Artale launches her new travel writing tips series. Each episode will provide a concise list of prompts from A to Z to give your travel writing the TLC it needs. We're kicking this off with letter A. 

  • Audience. 
  • Action. 
  • Anecdotes.
  • Angles. 
  • Adjectives and Adverbs. 

We’ll cycle through all letters in the alphabet in turn from A-Z. 

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#33: How to use Free Facebook Features to promote your book

Ep#33: How to use Free Facebook Features to promote your book

March 31, 2020

In this 10-minute show travel writer Jay Artale explores the different ways you can use Facebook to reach readers within your niche and building your mailing list. 

  • Using Facebook Communities. 
  • Integrate your mailing list client with your Facebook Page.
  • Adding a Call to Action Button on Facebook.
  • Using Facebook live to showcase your book and build your mailing list.  

All of these Facebook features are available to use on your business page at at no charge, so isn't it about time you started using this social media platform to work for you? 

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#32: Show your Blog and Travel Writing some love during travel restrictions

Ep#32: Show your Blog and Travel Writing some love during travel restrictions

March 15, 2020

In this 10-minute show travel writer Jay Artale explains why she took a podcasting break, and how she's going to fill her free time with blog maintenance tasks, blogging, and memoir writing during the Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#31: Travel Memoir Writing Inspiration (Guest: Mariana McDougall)

Ep#31: Travel Memoir Writing Inspiration (Guest: Mariana McDougall)

January 15, 2020

In this 20-minute show travel writer Jay Artale chats with blogger and freelance writer, Mariana McDougall, who traveled around the U.S. and Canada for 12 months in an RV with her husband and 3 kids. She blogged about the adventure, and is in the process of turning it into a travel memoir to show other parents that just because you have children, doesn't mean the travel adventures have to stop. Here's some of the topics we discussed:

  • Blogging a Book.
  • Creative nonfiction resources.
  • What differentiates a travel journal from a travel memoir.
  • The importance of a story arc in your travel memoir.
  • Mariana's writing and editing process

If you've been thinking about writing your own travel memoir, this conversation should inspire you to put pen to paper.

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#30: How to Become a Confident Interviewer

Ep#30: How to Become a Confident Interviewer

December 31, 2019

In this 10-minute show travel writer Jay Artale covers tips and techniques for becoming a confident interviewer. 

  • Informal Interview Scenarios.
  • Formal Interview Techniques.
  • How to get the best from your interview subjects.
  • How to eliminate formal interview nerves.
  • How to capture your interview notes.
  • Learn the key to becoming a good interviewer.
  • How to open up the conversation to broader topics.

This episode shows you how to make the most of an interview opportunity in order to bring your travel writing to life. Practice makes perfect. 

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com