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BGTW Talks Travel webinar: Pitching and filing like a pro

Right now, it feels like it’s never been more important to get your pitch game up to scratch. From what makes a good pitch to why your idea doesn’t get a reply, and the rules of ‘chasing’/following up to bringing up the ‘ouch’ question of rates, this frank debate with four top UK travel editors…

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BGTW Talks Travel: Great British stays

There are few types of getaways more British than staying in a pub – boutique pubs with rooms, traditional inns, and affordable accommodation, all across the UK. What does a stay in a pub look like now for couples, families, ramblers, dog owners, beer lovers and others? How does the personal touch in a smaller…

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BGTW Talks Travel webinar: Decolonising travel writing

What does ‘decolonise travel writing’ mean in practice? The genre of travel writing really took off during European expansion including the British Empire, with stories usually told from a white, male, Western gaze. In this debate, we’ll discuss the outdated tropes, stereotypes, language and images that often permeate modern travel writing and photography, why we…

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How to break into travel writing

Why did I want to write a book? To be honest, I didn’t. Travel features are what I do but when someone asks you for a book, you don’t say no. Barely a whiff of interest and before a full proposal was sent, the contract was in the post. Life moves in mysterious ways. Unknown…

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How to write a great travel blog post

Some of the greatest writers I know have blogs that hardly anyone reads. They may write stupendous prose, they have a unique perspective on life, they can impart words of wisdom that might change your life.  But, nobody knows. A blog can be single author or multi-author and is a frequently updated online journal that…