Dear Helen, sounds like great advice for people who must write to sell. Not long ago I was sort of one of those. I was called a travel writer but counched within my words was a pitch for places, lodgings, attractions (tourism). I was not unhappy doing it—pre-Internet I made a good living at it. But when I made the full transition from “market-driven” to “soul-driven” writing I was really content and have not looked back. In a way both types of writing nurtured each other. It was useful not to be too picky in those early days. I paid my dues and no regrets. Thanks for the tips.

Author(ity) in/on San Francisco. Novel, essay, memoir. Teaches tango. Travel, outdoors, culture. Former editor at VIA Mag.

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