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Important Aspects of Travel Writing

BY: S Edwin | Category: Others | Submitted: 2010-03-07 23:57:51
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Article Summary: "Travel writing is a different art altogether. Travel writers are unique in the way they write and so should be at their best to create a great article..."

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There are many kinds of writers, but a travel writer is completely different from the regular writer. There are various reasons for this. A travel writer should be a person who has an innate interest in writing as well as travelling. The person who is interested in both of these activities equally will be the right person to do a lot of travel writing.

The fact that travel writing is very different from regular writing is because the emphasis of the travel writer is more on the various places of interest that have been visited by the person and the importance that is given to the writing is not so great. Travelling is a great activity that is also considered to be a pastime. There are various important aspects of a travel writer that have to be understood. They are all listed in this article here.

1. Realistic:

The travel writer is a person who is realistic and this is the most important aspect. The travel writer cannot be an imaginative writer in the sense that he cannot imagine new things. The person has to write only about what is already present. The person cannot write about things that are not present in the place about which the article is being written.

2. Review:

The travel writer should be a person who is very well versed in writing reviews. This is because travel writing is a method of making people to either visit a place or not visit a place through their reviews. The review is something that is liked by many travel magazines. The writer either recommends visiting a particular place or he could make the person not to visit the place through the writing.

3. Travelers themselves:

The travel writer should be a person who has been traveling themselves. This is very important because only if the person is able to travel by themselves will they be able to know all about the various places about which they are writing. The writer cannot write about a place that has not been visited by them. There are some travelers who are great writers and these people make the cut in terms of being famous and being able to earn a lot with their writing.

4. Picturesque writing:

The travel writers should write picturesquely. This is because they have to bring out the essence of the place they are writing about in the portrayal of the place. This is the main reason for the very few number of travel writers. Many people try to do this job and they fail at it miserably. The writer should try to write in such a way that the person reading the article should be transported in imagination to the place that is being written about. Finally, the person should want to try to go to the place they have read about. This is the best kind of writing.

These are some of the important aspects of travel writing that every writer should know.

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