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Travel Writing - Online Course

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Pack your passport and pen and come to along to this class, which is ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to turn their travel stories into saleable tales. The goal of this course is to reveal the varied possibilities available for the aspiring travel writer. Whether the journey is far or near, this workshop will enable you to travel. Where the journey takes you is up to you!


  • London

Publishing Opportunities, Types of Travel Stories (Newspapers & Magazines, Electronic Publishing, Guidebooks), Brief history of Travel Writing

  • Paris

The Quintessential Qualities –what it takes to be a travel writer (curiosity, motivation, discipline, adaptability, frugality!)

  • New York

Choosing Your Story –the right subject matter, travel trends, researching your story

  • Rome

Tools of the trade –what constitutes good travel writing? Putting a structure to your story (Beginning, Middle & End), Bringing your story to life through dialogue, details and characters

  • Timbuktu

Practical Information –Commissioning & Briefing, Fees , Royalties & Copyright, Travel Photography, Audio-Visual examples of Travel Writing followed by Q&A

  • Sydney

Opportunity for the class to do some travel writing exercises, both individually and as part of a group

Topics covered:

  • Extensive Writers resources and industry organisations
  • Writing for print media, websites, blogs etc.
  • How to get your name in print
  • What makes a winning pitch
  • The best ways to research
  • The secrets of a great story
  • Travel writing –then and now
  • Examples of Good Travel Writing


The course will be delivered by Webinar. Using Zoom, details will be emailed to you once course is confirmed.


1. Participants will be encouraged to utilise their new skill set and knowledge base of the fundamentals of travel writing on their next travel experience.

2. Participants will be able to identify what element of travel writing they will be best suited for and how to best utilise that skill set to garner publication.

At Atwea College we offer a wide variety of Business, Lifestyle & Leisure courses at various locations throughout Newcastle, the Hunter Region and the Mid North Coast.
Course enrolment must be accompanied by a fee; we are unable to hold places for people or accept deposits on Lifestyle courses. Once enrolment is completed students will receive a course confirmation either in writing or by email. This course confirmation constitutes a receipt.
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