Yes, I am interested in looking at your contributions – real experiences from real people. Don’t worry about being a Pulitzer-prize-winning author. An authentic voice is much more important. See How to Tell Your Story below for writing tips.
Articles – feature stories about a location or mode of travel that are more journalistic in style.
Tips ‘ n Tools – contributions of a practical nature offering information, checklists, resources.
OF MY LIFE
Use clear and simple language – the same words you would use to “tell” the story in person. Short sentences and paragraphs are best.
Provide details – names, distances, locations, transit accessibility, etc.
Include cost details whenever possible. Whether something costs $30 or $300 is a critical detail in helping someone assess whether it is an option for them.
Provide contact information, links to further information, books and resources that you found helpful.
Be very careful about getting the details correct – locations, place names, distances, contact numbers and information, spelling. Inaccuracies destroy the credibility of your piece.
Your article will be edited for style and length. By submitting it to lifewellspent.com you acknowledge that this will occur and agree both to it being edited and being published on the lifewellspent.com website.
Do send up to 6 photos to illustrate your story. Jpegs at a low resolution (72 dpi), no larger than 250 pixels wide, please. If you have additional photos that would work well with the story, please describe them rather than sending immediately with the article.
Crackling Communications exerts copyright on the presentation of material on the website lifewellspent.com. However, the author (you) retain copyright on your original article and photographs. Be aware, however, that once material is posted on the internet people do copy and use it for their own purposes. This cannot be controlled (unless you are a lawyer with endless amounts of time and money to pursue international litigation).
Please send your article as an MS Word file (minimal formatting) by email. The response may be quick or we may be travelling ourselves and take months. Be assured, however, that a response will come eventually.
Whether or not your piece is accepted for publication depends on:
We can only accept pieces of which you are the original author, except in the case of quotations or humour that are attributable to an author or unattributable but in common circulation.