In this episode New York Times travel writer Perry Garfinkel explains how to find you point of view and teaches how to take the reader “there” instead of just showing you were there.

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Episode 027: Finding Your Point Of View with Perry Garfinkel

In this episode New York Times travel writer Perry Garfinkel explains how to find you point of view and teaches how to take the reader “there” instead of just showing you were there.

Perry is a travel journalist, author and speaker. He has been a contributor to the New York Times since 1987 and Huffington Post blogger since 2007. He contributes regularly to the Los Angeles Times and has written for Wall Street Journal Asia and National Geographic Magazine. He is the author of “Buddha or Bust,” a national bestseller selected for “Best Buddhist Writing” by Shambhala Press. He is also the author of Travel Writing for Profit & Pleasure, which Arthur Frommer called “the definitive work in the field. Find out what it’s like to write for the New York Times and to go on assignment for National Geographic on the 16th episode of Break Into Travel Writing.

The Finer Details of This Show Include:

  • To make it your business to dissect articles.
  • Learn to psychoanalyze articles to understand their structure and become a better writer.
  • His round the world trip to complete his story for National Geographic.
  • How to take 100 hours of interviews and turn it into a cover story.
  • How his cover story for National Geographic turned into a book deal.
  • Why Perry takes his notes to bed with him for inspiration.
  • How to turn a workshop into a book.
  • And loads more!

Perry also shares his story about taking a year off to travel with his wife and why on this trip he realized he had a story in him. He also shares  and his insights on how to become a better travel writer. Some of the main points we discuss are:

  • Write about your area of expertise (a subject or where you live) when starting out.

There’s plenty more Perry he has to say on this and

Have a listen to get the inside scoop, and then join me in thanking Perry for being here! And thank you as well. We’ll see you next time!

Episode Resources
Perry’s book, Travel Writing for Profit and Pleasure
Perry’s book, Buddha or Bust: In Search of Truth, Meaning, Happiness, and the Man Who Found Them All
Perry’s travel writing workshop

Connect with Perry:

Perry Garfinkel’s website
Perry Garfinkel on Facebook
Perry Garfinkel on Linkedin

Connect with Break Into Travel Writing
The Aspiring Travel Writer, the Facebook group

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Interviewing Perry Garfinkel

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