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How to Succeed as a Travel Writer with Helen Moat

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Chesterfield Library

New Beetwell Street

Chesterfield

S40 1QN

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Part of the writing ambitions workshop programme presented by Derbyshire Arts Service.

This fun and interactive one day workshop will help to provides participants with the tools and skills required to break into travel writing, ending with a Q&A session.

Helen Moat is an award-winning travel writer, winning the Telegraph's Just Back weekly competition on three separate occasions and claiming runner-up in the British Guild of Travel New Writers competition twice. Soon after, she was commissioned by Bradt to write Slow Travel The Peak District and has gone on to win commissions for online and print publications such as Wanderlust, BBC Worldwide, BBC Countryfile, and Derbyshire Life.

Morning: How to get published

- Entering and winning travel writing competitions
- Building up a writing portfolio
- Creating contacts, using social media and the internet
- Familiarising yourself with the content and house-style of publications
- Getting the pitch right
- Developing resilience and perseverance
- Finding commissions
- Building on success

Afternoon: How to write great travel pieces

- Finding the angle
- Giving your piece structure
- Developing narrative
- Language is everything!
- Those killer facts
- edit, edit, edit
- Less is more

Question and answer session

Booking essential, book early to avoid disappointment.

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in the workshop room or visit our cafe, Cafe Brower http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/heart_of_derbyshire/profile/default.asp?sid=3717 or alternatively one of the many cafes or restaurants in Chesterfield. We would prefer it if you do not bring hot food into the building from outside establishments.

For information about parking please visit https://www.chesterfield.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-and-car-parks/car-parks-in-chesterfield.aspx


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