Ep#6: How to Brainstorm a viable Travel Guide idea

January 20, 2019

In this 20 minute show travel writer Jay Artale covers:

  • How to turn a generic book idea into a viable travel guide by defining a theme and angle.
  • The definition of a theme.
  • The definition of an angle.
  • What 7 questions you need to answer to define the scope of your travel guide.
  • How to assess your passion for a topic.
  • What Brainstorming techniques you can use to generate your ideas.
  • What Evaluation techniques you can use to assess your ideas.
  • Brainstorming prompts to get your creative juices flowing.

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

Jay has designed a set of free worksheets to be used in conjunction with this podcast. Her Worksheet #3 is a reference sheet for defining your Angle and Theme, and Worksheet #4 is a Brainstorming Toolkit. You can download these for free on her website at:

https://www.birdsofafeatherpress.com/write-travel-guide-free-downloads/

 

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Ep#5: What Travel Guide Category should you write in?

January 10, 2019

In this 20 minute show travel writer Jay Artale covers:

  • An overview of traditional travel guide publishers and how they approach their travel guide topics.
  • An introduction to the major travel guide categories: Destination, Side Trip, Special Interest, Event Specific, Journey, Culinary, and Advice Travel Guides.
  • A look at the key considerations for writing each type of travel guide.

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

I've also written a collection of articles that delves into more detail about each travel guide categories, which provides examples of published books.

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Ep#4: How to become a local travel guide author

December 28, 2018

In this 20 minute show travel writer Jay Artale covers:

  • The local travel guide landscape.
  • Inspiration and resources for becoming a local travel guide author.
  • How to do competitive research in your niche using Amazon.
  • How to use your blog/website to promote your travel guide progress.

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

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Ep#3: How to improve your Travel Writing by FreeWriting

August 10, 2018

In this 20 minute show travel writer Jay Artale covers:

  • What is Freewriting.
  • Why travel writers should leverage Freewriting to write non-fiction.
  • How using Freewriting to write your travel book helps you connect with your audience.
  • How to use Freewriting to overcome seven common writing challenges and hurdles.
  • Resource videos, which introduce you to short meditation techniques for writers and authors.

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

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Ep#2: How to Collaborate with other Authors

July 30, 2018

In this 20 minute show Jay interviews Travel Memoir Author Joe Cawley to discuss:

  • The benefit of collaboration with other authors
  • Cross-promoting with other authors
  • Multi-author box sets
  • Promoting other authors in your niche
  • Discounted bundled promotions
  • Building a brand

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

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Ep#1: From Travel Blogger to Author

July 22, 2018

In this 20 minute show travel writer Jay Artale covers:

  • How to become a real author by publishing a professional book
  • 5 reasons why you should self-publish
  • An introduction her Travel Guides and Non-Fiction books
  • The value of optimizing your blog content to create free downloads and ebooks
  • Why this travel writing podcast is for you and how it'll help you connect with your readers

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

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