How a broken computer taught me to work in short bursts and maximise the use of time. It’s surprising how much you can achieve in 30 minutes.
How getting a travel article to write is often about connecting the dots in the right order as featured in The Right Way to Travel e-newsletter.
Two minutes is all it took. I needed the pictures anyway for an article. Just a few carefully-constructed shots of the dumplings.
Mark Andrews meets martini maestro and design guru Ben Woods, who is on a mission to empower – and imbibe – the next generation of middle-class Chinese.
Article about how some urban farmers are using abandoned underground structurers to grow their crops.
Article about why China is leading the world with sales of electric cars.
Canadian erhu master on his love of China’s stringed instruments and how ditching the violin made him a better musician
South China Morning Post. Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people.
Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people
How you always need to check racks in bookshops and newsagents for new magazines and newspapers in whichever English speaking country you visit.
How to write better travel stories so as to please both your editor and readers.
Shaun Rein’s third China book distils complicated ideas for easy reading with dialogues and case studies in each chapter, but he only quotes privileged and top-tier individuals and the book suffers from bad editing
How to double or triple your income from each article.By Mark AndrewsTravel Writers Café. September Bonus 2017Article looks at how to use foreign markets to resell your articles and so make more money from the research and effort.As the article is premium content for...
How Chinese gold miners helped build New Zealand and how discrimination drove them away
How Shanghai based tattoo master Just Shao is attracting foreigners who want to study under him
Article about how I earnt $870 (equivalent) in one day from two photography assignments at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.
Article about how to maximise earnings and benefits from trips so as to make a living from writing.
Outline on how to write for airline inflight magazines provided as premium content for the Travel Writer’s Café.
A Shanghai studio of skin and ink is attracting a steady stream of apprentices enthralled with the owner’s signature biomechanical style.
Article about how to pitch with better success using a few pro tips to get editors to respond.Article about how to pitch with better success using a few pro tips to get editors to respond.
An article featuring me and how I have added photography to my writing and the benefits it has brought me.
An article looking at how I manage my time on a typical day as a freelance travel writer.
How the use of two letters can save you from losing time to the Internet and make your writing more productive.
Article about the Chinese craft beer industry and in particular how they look after their own, as discovered by one brewer whose brewery burnt down.
Article looking at how easy or rather how difficult it is currently to make a longer range trip in China with an EV.
Article about how Jewish refugees found sanctuary in Shanghai from war torn Europe. Includes an interview with an Israeli-American born in Shanghai.
An easy way to write about places you don’t know so well and also a way of giving your article structure.
Community Cover Feature about Shanghai’s Hongkou District and how it served as a safe haven for Jewish refugees from Europe.
Travel article looking at the cave dwellers around Xi’an and their disappearing way of life.
Article about how a coal mine in China’s Shandong Province is using bulldozers from Shantui in their operations.
Some of the best products for babies and toddlers available in Shanghai or coming soon.
How to use short “front of book” pieces to break into larger magazines as seen in The Right Way to Travel e-newsletter.
Article about how to make money as a freelance travel writer. It is all about limiting expenses and maximising returns.
Vietnam’s unrelenting belief in the power of rhino horn is causing the animals to be mutilated and driven to extinction. Is there a solution?
Article about how the sleepy village I grew up in became international headline news and the aftermath of a shipwreck six years on from the event.
How the Asian Development Bank funded rail rehabilitation project aims to give Cambodia a functioning railway system again.
Qiandao Lake harbours its own Atlantis the equally mysteriously named Lion City, a town of submerged Ming Dynasty buildings.
It is Shanghai that points towards the future for China, where in 2050 it is predicted that 450 million people will be over 60 – a third of the citizens.
How to adopt a child in China and a look at one family that has adopted two Chinese girls while living Shanghai.
How tourism in Cambodia is saving the environment and building futures for its disadvantaged.
A practical guide on how to start a business in Shanghai, China and stay legal as a foreigner.
How female foreign entrepreneurs are finding success starting small and not so small businesses in Shanghai, China.
Is China really one of the world’s richest and fastest growing markets, or is it just a global legend? Mark Andrews went in search of answers
The truth behind the China’s Wenzhou high-speed railway crash that left 40 dead and hundreds injured.
The rapidly growing market in China for yachts and luxury boats as seen at the Shanghai International Boat Show.
How China’s record breaking bullet trains are revolutionising travel in the country.
The Laotian Elephant Festival and efforts to better look after both domestic and wild elephants in the country.
An example of some of the copywriting work done, in this case an interview of the GM of Lenzing’s Nanjing operations for the company magazine.
Interview with former diplomat and well known Shanghai resident Tess Johnston about her memoirs and her love affair with Shanghai architecture.