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Lonely Planet Travel Writing (How to) Paperback – March 1, 2005
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That stated, this is a very good book on travel writing. Independent of how the avenue for communication changes, people will still want to write about travel and travel experiences. Similarly, there will always be a consumer demand for this information. How you get from the former to the latter is a different subject, but in terms of the basic premise---TRAVEL WRITING---this book has a lot to offer.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of this book is that it's not written from one person's perspective or experience. Rather, numerous travel writers either contribute or are interviewed about the topic. This results in a combination of practical advice ("Don't gush about how wonderful a place is") to the reflective ("A night with the ghosts of Greece," one author's writing sample). The book also includes samples of what is considered "good" writing versus "bad" writing.
Compared to most other books I've read, there is a broader perspective on the topic of travel writing in this one. While there is plenty of 'do-this/don't-do-that' contained in the book, most of it really is the insight and experience of travel writers being shared with the reader.
If you want to explore this topic, I encourage you to read this book. I'd recommend getting a used copy, if you can, as again, some of the information is a bit dated. Your challenge, though, is to take the information contained within this book and to make it fit with modern writing/communication.