Why Travel Writing Is Different From Novels?

Tuesday 6 August 2013 @ 12:32 pm

In many aspects Travel Writing is different from Novels. But we discuss here the simpler and obvious one. From a writer point of view there are lot of similarities and common things too. If we talk about from a reader point of view then in novels author writes his/her thoughts and inside beauty (and sometimes dread) but in travel book, author talks (talk is more appropriate word here than write) about the actions he/she performs.

In travel books nobody have concern about what you did or whatever you did. Reader enjoys the situations either author talking about a waterfall or tiger assault. But in novel, reader wants to know about things, these can be romance, revenge or anything.

The Basic Difference

The most basic difference between these two genres of writing is, travel book consists of reality, real people, real events and their occurrence while novel consists of fictional characters and unreal events. There might be some resemblance between a novel and real world. But that is just coincidence.

Another difference is novel circle around a plot, even if novel is a part of series than two different episodes revolves around same plot or story. In other the ending of a novel based upon the starting of it. But all this changes in travel book, even two consecutive paragraphs might tell you different story. So, we can say that a travel book is much more unpredictable than the novels. A travel book might have no connection between the starting and ending of it, we can say the same about even for two chapters of it.

“Travel Novel” is a different term, which is the mixture of these two diverse genres. A travel novel consists of a story (might be fictional or non-fictional) which circle around an adventure. It focuses around the real or imaginary places. It might consist of romance or revenge. So we can say that this genre allows author to write with more freedom and less accuracy.

A travel book can be published in form of blogs but a novel lacks this abilities. If you do so, novel will lose its tempo and attention.




Tricks To Ensure That You Keep Your Voice In Article Writing

Monday 19 September 2011 @ 12:14 pm

In article writing, it’s not easy to maintain your voice as you write articles. This happens when you have to do a lot of research. You need to learn a number of ideas that are effective in keeping your unique writing style.  It makes your work special and only identifies with you. It can help you attract and keep your readers interested in your articles only. Below are some tricks that you can use to keep your voice in article writing:

  • One thing that you have to do is to identify the tone that you are going to use in your articles.  You can choose to sound serious, humorous, casual or sarcastic in your articles. Other people have a voice that sounds lyrical even though they are not writing poetry. Avoid stiff writing and show some personal style.
  • When writing you should sound like you are addressing some one. Write like you are talking to a friend. You can use some phrases that are commonly used by people who are friendly. A good tone will see you enjoy many benefits in article marketing.
  • Be natural when writing and careful about the tone you choose to use. Do not sound too casual because people may fail to take you seriously. This means that you have to choose the right voice to use in your articles and make sure that they are effective in their purpose.
  • Read your articles loudly after you have finished writing. This will allow you to hear the sound of your written work. You can tell if the articles have a good flow or not. Avoid blunt writing because it’s not appealing to most readers.
  • Try many writing styles until you find a tone that you can identify with. It can take you some time but it’s the best way to ensure that you find the best voice and keep in your article articles.



Travel Writing – Techniques For Writing Good Articles

Thursday 28 July 2011 @ 11:15 am

For people who like travelling; travel writing is a suitable niche. However, there is a misconception that the profession is a simple way of taking a paid vacation. This is untrue considering that a travel writer is faced by innumerable problems in their profession. Before they are capable of coming up with an article that will impress the readers, a lot of skills and dedication have to be invested. Read on some tips that will help your article to get published:

  1. Research on the market you will be writing on. There are some niches of travel writing that have particular formats and styles that impress the audience more. Study publications that have information regarding the target audience to determine the styles. A number of sites have the required guidelines that can be followed as well as specifications required for the article to be accepted.
  2. Establish the topic the travel writing is targeted and stick to the guidelines provided. Avoid straying from the basics that have been set to be followed. A travel writer with ability of aiming the article to a certain angle normally gains high reading base.
  3. Acquire more information regarding your publication by sending a letter to the editor of the publication. The letter should help the editor in understanding the reasons why you are the best person for the task. Explain the skills you hold and the plans you have for writing the articles.
  4. The travel writer should conduct adequate research before taking up any project. Jot down tips, conduct interviews on people and collect brochures. All these tips will help in increasing their knowledge regarding the topic they will be writing about.
  5. The article should be relevant and concise. Read online guidelines before you start writing to avoid straying out of topic. The guideline will also help you to avoid skipping important details that are necessary in the article to make it complete.



Tips To Succeed In Travel Writing

Thursday 21 July 2011 @ 11:11 am

Travel writing is a dream career of many freelancing journalists. Nonetheless, it is characterized by numerous challenges that make it seem impossible.  The field is competitive; by following the simple tips below; a travel writer may as well find the task a walk in the park.

The first step is polishing up your grammar skills. Polish up your skills in spelling, punctuations and other mechanics of writing. A good understanding of the grammar forms a strong foundation for breaking into the profession.

The second step involves taking up a travel writing workshop. This can be done in your local university or in an online workshop. There are a number of sites and campuses dealing with languages that can offer the service. Use the search engine to search for online workshop services. They are mostly cheaper than the deals offered by the local universities and are still highly effective.

Reading works done by travel writers can help in giving you a good base for breaking through into the profession. Acquire a library card and use it often. Many libraries have travel writer works of different experts that can give you the basic skills to develop professionalism. Read also the special travel writing columns in the local dailies for more knowledge in the field.

Start writing about your local region and proceed to other parts. There are numerous things that take lace in the local regions such as festivals and landmarks that people will enjoy reading. Many professional travel writers started writing about local travel.

Nothing can beat unrelenting practice in travel writing when you want to become an expert. Carry a notebook and keep adding new information you come across in the course of the day. You can even start a blog where you can be uploading articles. This will give you challenge of being careful and critical such that when traveling you will be vigilant on what is happening around.




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