Take a peek into life as a travel writer
If you like the idea of writing travel articles for
print or online publications, or contributing to travel guide books,
then this two-hour seminar will give you a taste of what's in store.
Do you love travelling? Would you like to get paid to
write about your adventures? Travel writing is a lot more than a diary
of your trip. It takes skill and a sense of exploration if you want to
succeed as a full-time or part-time travel writer.
This “Industry Insight” seminar is great if you want to dip your
toes into the exciting world of travel writing. You’ll get a clear idea
of what's involved so you can decide for yourself whether a life of
writing about your wanderlust is for you.
Here's what you'll learn:
- Publishing opportunities (newspapers, magazines, electronic publishing, travel literature, other avenues)
- Types of travel stories (service stories, destination stories,
- What it takes to be a travel writer
- Some straight talk about earnings
- Finding and focusing your story (the right subject, travel trends, developing your story)
- The art and craft of travel writing
- Getting published and making contacts (including tips on joining professional associations)
- and MUCH more.
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VIDEO: What will you learn in this seminar?
What is an “Industry Insight” seminar?
An “Industry Insight” seminar is designed to give you a clear overview
of that particular industry. These seminars are presented by industry
professionals who are very experienced in their chosen field.
This seminar is invaluable if you want a “sneak peek” into the
industry without having to commit to a longer course. In short, it will
help you make up your mind if this is the right path for you.
These courses do NOT focus on the nuts and bolts of
writing and constructing sentences. If you need guidance in this area,
we suggest you enrol in the 5-week course, Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 or the 5-week Travel Writing course.
Introduction to Travel Writing
will also benefit
if you are already working as a feature writer and would like to expand
your portfolio into the wonderful world of travel.
Rave reviews about
"Just wanted to write and say I attended the Travel Writing seminar. It was fantastic. The realistic life experiences provided gave us all insight into the truth about the industry and what we should expect. Geoff was completely honest and I can not wait to get stuck into my freelance writing.
"I will definitely be recommending and also attending other writing courses in the future. The course was also great for meeting other contacts in this industry and professionals who can assist with editing."
- Nicole Beatty
“I did this great course at the Australian Writers' Centre where I learned about getting into Travel Writing. If you’re interested in this, and passionate about writing and travel, I would highly recommend it.”
- Tennille Schell
"I really enjoyed the seminar. As a complete novice to the writing game, I found the hints and tips great – it's helped me start to formulate all the travel stories I have collected over the past few years into pieces that might be of interest to an editor somewhere!"
- Alison Fox
"The honesty of the presenter and his insight into the travel writing industry was invaluable.
"I believe the information as useful and practical for travel writing, which is quite distinct from other forms of writing. I did a longer travel writing course with another training provider and probably learnt more in one night than I did over 6 weeks with them."
- Nicholas Corbett
"Being an absolute novice but having an interest in travel writing, Geoff provided insider knowledge and helpful information and tips. I now know where to start and feel enabled to do so. Thank you."
- Gabrielle Martin
“Packed with excellent content. You can immediately begin honing your skills based simply on the information provided. Jeff knows his subject and is generous in sharing his knowledge. I have a step by step plan on how I could be a travel writer. In addition I was able to clearly identify my niche and how I would write for that market."
- Sharyn Reesby
"I loved that the tips and tricks of the trade really were useful and that Geoff was kind enough to share them. Having him as a new networking partner to run ideas by has also increased my motivation! Thank you so much!"
- Monique Kinerson
Learn from the best
Geoff Bartlett has worked as a freelance travel writer and photographer
for magazines and websites for the last six years. His current areas of
focus are the islands of the South Pacific and Asia. He is a regular
contributor to Pacific Island Paradises and Asian Paradises ...