Writers create stories that are heavily influenced by their own experiences. After all, what better way to write about a subject than by experiencing it? And what better topic than that which is already familiar?
For this reason, experience is a valuable commodity for any writer. And experience is often a direct result of travel. Whether you’re looking for a place to start writing or just considering the benefits of travel for your writing, staying mobile presents advantages to the writer.
Here are some suggestions if you want to enjoy a life on the road, and make the most of the experiences — and inspiration — that travel alone can give.
Mind your budget
You cannot be just a writer when you choose the peripatetic path. You have to be good at other things too, such as budgeting. Without strong skills in budgeting, you could cut your trip short or even run out of funds whilst you’re still on the road. Practice walking for long stretches of road and avoid wasting money on pricey places to stay. If you know someone in the area, ask if you can stay with them for a few days. Look for cheaper choices if you have to pay for lodging; for example, find cheap accommodation in London because the city is known for luxurious places.
Supplement your budget
You can supplement your budget with different means, such as setting up some affiliate marketing accounts with Amazon and similar websites that offer such a program. You can also sell ad space on your blog, or start your own online store. You can even go to online marketplaces where writers are paid per article of a specific word count. If you have a camera, there are websites that pay good money for high-quality photos, so you might want to brush up on your photography skills. Your travels are a set opportunity to take great pictures.
Travel is great for any writer, whether you’re looking for material or opportunities to write. Being on the go is great for you.