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Fancy yourself as Bill Bryson or Freya Stark? Want to get published in a travel magazine or newspaper? Perhaps you blog, travel on business, or intend to embark on a long trip? This Travel Writing short course will help you gather your experiences and write them up effectively.
This course is aimed at those with some writing experience who want to develop their ideas for travel writing.
Taught by an experienced journalist, you will learn not only techniques to create compelling features, but also how to get them published in print or online.
The course is open to anyone who regularly writes or reports as part of their job. You may already have a blog or extensive travel diaries.
It may suit photographers looking to add words to their pictures and bloggers looking to engage more readers.
This course is not suitable for those who wish to improve their English.
Taught over 8 weekly evening classes and delivered from our central London location, our Travel Writing course offers expert tuition and the flexibility of part-time study.
You will learn how to evoke a sense of place, structure your story, and how travel writers liaise with the travel industry to get 'hospitality'.
Travel Writing & Freelance Writing: How to get published in print and online short course tutor Susan Grossman discusses freelance writing and what to expect on her courses.
“ The course is very thorough. It's great for someone that has a blog or wants to get into travel writing, as it gives a good insight on everything that revolves around this industry — how to write a good piece, travel photography, selling ideas. ”
“ Susan really pushed us to think as travel writers for ourselves and put us through a rigorous process packed with great tips... I feel very compelled to act on all I learnt as a result of this course and have a clear plan of attack! ”
“ A practical approach to the art of writing and pitching stories. It covers everything from structuring your feature to pitching and following up with editors. The tutor is helpful, encouraging and entertaining. I highly recommend the class! ”
“ Susan Grossman is a highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable journalist. Although her work pays particular attention to travel writing, her expertise spans across a variety of topics. As a teacher, her style aims to include the different learning methods of the students with the primary focus of meeting their needs. She provides great tips and advice on how to stay relevant in the journalism world and highlights how students she has taught have since gone on to become successful journalists. Having only taken interest in journalism more recently, I feel honoured to have had such a credible teacher at this, still, very premature stage of my career. She is an inspiration to me and would recommend her services to anyone serious about journalism. ”
Over the course of 8 weekly evening classes on the Travel Writing short course, you will learn:
The Travel Writing evening course is suitable for those with some writing experience who want to develop their ideas for travel writing; you may, or may not already write a blog.
Please come prepared with an A4 pad and pen to start working on your ideas.
Those who are already published in other fields are more than welcome, as are photographers who would like to explore adding words to their photos.
Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.
Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.
Susan Grossman is a former BBC broadcaster, magazine editor, freelance travel journalist and author. She lectures on the MA in Journalism at Westminster University and works as a career coach, media trainer and writing mentor, helping individuals and media professionals get published and impress editors.
Susan has a certificate in Leaders as Coaches and 30 years' work experience as a consumer journalist.www.susangrossman.co.uk