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Travel Writing Masterclass with National Geographic Traveller
Thu 12 January 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
Transform your love of writing into a career with this travel writing Masterclass, presented by the editors of National Geographic Traveller
Travel writing. Anyone can do it, right? The whole world and his dog have travel writing blogs, how hard can it be? Yet the art of successful travel writing eludes many and is still a very much-sought after skill and practice.
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.
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 dos 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 dos 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.
Glen Mutel is Features Editor of National Geographic Traveller and responsible for editorial standards across the title. He appreciates a good pitch, a well-worded intro, quirky tales and a good European city.
Pat Riddell has been the National Geographic Traveller's editor since 2010 and a travel writer/editor for over 15 years. He loves Australia, football, good food, great music and of course authentic storytelling.
Maria Pieri is National Geographic Traveller’s editorial director. A family travel specialist, curious traveller and fitness enthusiast, Maria will be bringing a touch of order to the proceedings, and putting the speakers on the spot.