See the world! (Some travel required.)
- Do you want to explore the world and be paid for it?
- Would you love to see your name in print?
- Does your idea of stamp collecting involve a passport and a
- Want to find out how to write a travel story that editors will want
- Keen to learn tips, tricks and how to have your adventures fully funded?
- If you answered YES to any or all of these, we’ve got just the ticket…
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Travel writing has come a long way in the past few decades. Once the
realm of only the hardiest souls, nowadays newspapers and
magazines are brimming with stories from all four corners of the planet (and the non-pointy bits in between). If you have a penchant for travel and love telling stories, then travel writing is for you!
Good news travels fast
In five short weeks, you’ll learn a blueprint on how to become a travel writer. That’s right…we’ve distilled what would normally take years to figure out on your own so that you can get published now!
Ever wondered WHO gets those writing gigs that say “X was a guest of Fancy Resort” at the end of the article? We’ll show you a step-by-step process on how to become a writer funded by resorts, tourism bodies and airlines. You’ll also be given templates, scripts, and insider information on how to deal professionally with editors.
YES! Please send me an outline for this course
You'll discover and explore:
- The different types of travel articles and why they suit
- How to speak the language – understanding the industry lingo
- How to develop the right angle for your travel story so it doesn’t resemble a six-hour holiday slideshow
- Structuring your articles, using photos and trip notes effectively
- How to research travel stories, plan your itineraries and find interview subjects on the road
- Write without ever getting on a plane – discovering your hometown or state
- How to stay out of trouble by following travel writing ethics
- The best way to approach editors and pitch your story to perfection
- and MUCH more!
This 5-week course is suitable for first-time writers or anyone who
wants to explore the wonderful world of travel writing. If you’ve
already completed our Introduction to Travel Writing seminar or even our Magazine and Newspaper Writing course , you’ll find in-depth instruction on travel writing and completely fresh material.
Your guide on this journey is prolific travel writer Sue White.
She travels the globe regularly – all in the name of a good story. This
means you’ll get up-to-date answers to all your questions about the
travel writing industry and how to make a hobby or career out of it.
The best travel writers can turn a trip to the post office into an
adventure for the ages. The principles of good travel writing – and how
to approach editors – apply to almost every publication in the
So what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to stamp your mark on the
travel-writing world (and maybe stamp your passport too). Your journey
of a thousand miles begins with this first step!
Exclusive access to our Online Writing Forum
When you graduate, you'll also get exclusive access to our dynamic online writing community.
You can complete the course ONLINE if you prefer
If you don’t live in Sydney – or can’t get to our harbourside training rooms – you can access our amazing tutors through our online course.
The online course covers the same valuable content as the face-to-face course and, each week, your questions are answered by our wonderful online tutors. You’ll also receive assignments and get feedback on your work.
It’s easy to learn online – all you need is an internet connection. Just click on the demo to see how it works.
Our online classroom is simple to use. Thousands of students from Australia – and around the world – have graduated from this course.
ONLINE COURSE DEMO
Course content and outcomes are consistent,
regardless of which presenter or format you choose
We are sticklers for consistency and quality in our courses, so you’ll achieve the same outcomes regardless of which presenter you have. Naturally, each presenter brings their own insight to the course, but you can be assured that the content is consistent across the board.
You’ll also achieve the same outcomes regardless of whether you enrol in our online or face-to-face course!
Course designed by: award-winning feature writer Valerie Khoo.
Presented by: the best feature writers/editors in Australia.
You travel to Paris, or New York, or go backpacking in Nepal. You have
such an amazing experience that you want to share it beyond the little
blog posts or Facebook updates that are read by your friends and family.
You’d love to see your travel article in The Australian, The Qantas Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller
or your favourite magazine. If you really want to be published – and
get paid for it – you need to learn the ropes. You need to discover what
makes a travel editor look twice at an article.
Know how to stand out from the pack
As this is such a popular industry, travel editors are literally
inundated with stories from would-be travel writers every day. Their
inboxes are assaulted with photos and pictures from people who think
their adventures are unique and worthy of publication. But just because
you had an amazing time on your trip, doesn’t mean you’ve written an
article that editors
want to publish.
The good news is that it’s possible to learn the ropes. Many of our students have been published in mainstream publications.
just need to know the conventions and quirks of travel writing.
journey starts with your five-week travel writing course at the Australian Writers’ Centre.
VIDEO: What will you learn in the Travel Writing Course?
Rave reviews about
“Great content and great teacher. Sue was really friendly and approachable and I really enjoyed hearing her experiences and practical advice.”
- Celeste Mitchell
“The venue was fabulous and even the people in the café were lovely. I learnt heaps. The presenter was so experienced, knew her subject and was full of great tips. Very professional and very focused.”
- Lynn Anamourlis
“I enjoyed learning about the business of travel writing; particularly what editors are looking for, the types of stories in the genre, and how to come up with the 'hook' of the article. Sue was great. She was very engaging and humorous and was generous about sharing her experiences and stories with the group. She was also very encouraging with our humble efforts.”
- Kaye Cameron
“Absolutely super. Organised, relaxed, honest.”
- Gillian Perrett
"Sue White is an excellent teacher.
The class was very well structured and planned, compared with other institutions I've done short courses through!
Logical, approachable, and with practical advice – Sue had obviously spent a lot
of time structuring the course and it
- Mark Holmes
"I benefitted from Sue's real life insights.
It wasn't just theory. She was generous
with her knowledge and even her intellectual property."
- Craig Eardley
Learn from the best
|Freelance writer Sue White has lost count of the number
of countries she’s visited for work and play. As a travel writer, she
has written about everything from the Golden Temple (Amritsar, India) to
Gianni Versace’s 24-carat gold toilet (Miami, USA) while indulging her
own itchy feet.
In the last few years, Sue has done everything from trek through the jungle in Belize for Vogue Entertaining + Travel to rock climbing for Women’s Health. As a travel writer, she quickly learned how to compress a lifetime’s worth of adventure activities (rafting, jet-boating and learning to fly), into an itinerary that also includes romantic bath-houses, spa treatments and fine dining. She now balances travel writing with her regular feature writing commitments for the SMH and The Age. She is often found mentally composing sentences while standing on one leg, part of her work writing up yoga retreats for Australian Yoga Journal or her smartphone app Yoga Holidays Worldwide. ... read more