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Travel writing know-how

A mix of methods

Developing and varying writing style will add to the effect of your travel pieces, says Patrick Forsyth

Much of what is written about places is designed to praise. This links to recommendation: if you want to suggest readers visit somewhere you have found excellent, you need to be clear about it. How this is done is important. You need to avoid the bland: a place may well be very, very, very nice but there has to be a better way of describing it. And you need to take care with over-used words like unique. This is often misused – nothing can be very unique, it is either unique or it’s not. So what to do?

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