If I initiate and/or pitch an idea, the topic comes first, followed by research to make sure it’s a viable idea. But a great deal of my writing comes from editors who send me ideas, knowing that I can do the necessary research and pull the story together. Not everyone enjoys this kind of work — particularly in my primary field, which is travel writing. I think it’s definitely the research that has sustained my career.

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8x NATJA prize winner; #TBINchat host; pericarditis patient. Found on: Newsweek, Cruise Critic, MSN Travel. Writer’s Toolkit https://melindacrow.substack.com/

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