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Travel Writing Masterclass: 29 January 2018

The team from the award-winning National Geographic Traveller magazine presents its Travel Writing Masterclass, taking an in-depth view of the art of storytelling, with tips and ideas of how to improve your travel writing — and get published in the meantime

Travel Writing Masterclass: 29 January 2018

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The Masterclass is aimed at budding travel writers looking to take their work to the next level, or newcomers who might just want to know how it all works. And of course, with the National Geographic Traveller experts and freelancers on board, there’s the opportunity to discuss what the title is looking for and learn how you might monetise your work.

Maria Pieri, National Geographic Traveller’s moderator and editorial director, says: “Our aim is to answer the many questions emerging talent might have about travel writing: ‘What are the do’s and don’ts? Why won’t those travel editors ever reply to my pitch? How can I create a great story?’

“Feedback from previous workshops has shown participants like the honesty, knowledge and accessibility of our panel. The tips and advice were proven to be invaluable to those looking for that next step forward, or that first step into a travel writing career.

“We’ll assist you in crafting a good pitch, finding a good story and learning to write to a target audience.”

Course structure and content

  • How to pitch
  • What makes a good story?
  • Who is your audience?
  • Writing do’s and don’ts
  • Long-form or short-form?
  • Writing the first and last paragraph — it’s easy, right?
  • What next? Blogs, websites, magazines, newspapers?

Please register your interest as soon as possible — places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Includes: Handouts and course notes.
Required: Please bring a notebook, laptop or tablet to take notes.