Gadling on Travails
I doubt this bloggy question is going anywhere serious, but I've challenged Jen Leo at Written Road about the issue of travel writers giving away their work for free. Yep, another nail in the coffin. Erik picks up the thread at Gadling.
Travel Writers Lament
Feb 12, 2005
Jen Leo, who runs the fun and always interesting Writtenroad blog, posted a thoughtful post on travel writing. She blogs about the pay (um, low), the difficulty of making it (though she seems to be doing fine, with a new book out shortly) and some thoughts on strategy. The post is in response to several posts on the travails of travel writing by Carl Parkes (aka Friskodude) who we’ve linked to several times. Anyway, give it a read. Perhaps you’ve no desire to write about travel, you might still find the discussion of interest.
Gadling on Travel Writing