Travel writing

Travel writing is a good way to earn money as a writer as many places publish them.

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going. Travel is only glamorous in retrospect. – Paul Theroux 

Writing food reviews

According to Ruth Reichl good reviews (whether food, travel, books or art) prepare the reader for the experience and the most important rule is to review what they are trying to do, not what you wish they were doing.

Writing reviews

Reviews can be short and to the point with a word count of approximately 100 words, or they can be long and detailed with a word count from 500 words up. When you are reviewing for papers or magazines you will usually be given the details on the word count.

Writing previews

Previewing films, shows, performance and exhibitions doesn’t need to be complicated. With the right tools, a clear and enticing preview can grab the reader’s attention and entice them in.

First thing is to look at is who you are writing for, that is: Who is your reader and what are they interested in?

Once this is established, which should define how you write the piece, you need to ensure in 50-100 words you:

  • provide context
  • outline plot/theme summaries
  • provide details of who, what, where when
  • give a taste, a feel of the show.