Once upon a time, two travel writers had the same great idea – to write a story about romantic picnic spots in New York City. Then, by a slip of fate, they both submitted their stories to the same editor on the same day.
One of the stories was masterfully written, full of practical advice, and followed the writer’s guidelines exactly.
The other story was good. Not nearly as well written. But it came with bright, beautiful photos of each picnic spot… with people out enjoying the sun in the city.
Which one did the editor pick?
You guessed it. The story with the beautiful photos.
These days, even as a writer, you’re nowhere without a decent camera. I just bought a new camera myself, so I know how hard it is to find the right one.
So today, I have a special gift to help you out when you look for your next camera. It’s a Free Report called: How to Buy the Right Camera.
Director, Great Escape Publishing
P.S. While the story above might sound like a hypothetical fairy tale, editors tell us all the time that they’d prefer great photographs with mediocre writing over great writing with mediocre photographs.
One travel editor at a big city paper once told us in an interview: “Occasionally, truly stunning photographs will carry a mediocre story, but rarely is the reverse true. A great read is usually not enough to hold up terrible photography.”
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