Interested in becoming a Travel Writer?
Our specialised course will give you the skills and knowledge to make your dream a reality.
Travel writing is a specialised branch of freelance writing that can be frustrating and challenging if you don't know how, but remarkably rewarding if you do. Freelance Travel Writing offers one of the few truly effective and powerful ways of securing personal freedom while maintaining an income stream. Getting paid to travel seems too good to be true-yet the prospect is very real.
Throughout the five modules and eight assignments, you will learn the importance of captivating writing, the different approaches required for different markets, rewriting and polishing your work, as well as hints on getting published.
Whether it is only to generate a second income or to pay for your holidays, this course will show you how to write travel articles that publishers pay for and readers love to read.
THE COURSE SYNOPSIS:
Module 1: The Fundamentals
This module will introduce you to researching the travel writing market and outline what you will need in order to get started. You will also learn how to plan your itinerary, helping to eliminate the guesswork, and examine the possibility of freelancing versus being a staff writer.
Module 2: The Technical Aspects
Knowing the basics is important! You will learn about prose structure and developing a unique writing style, how to avoid "purple prose" and tautology. The use of correct punctuation, spelling and dialogue are also discussed.
Module 3: Putting It All Together
This module will show you how to write the travelogue and determine its style and subject matter. It will look at how to open paragraphs to capture the audience and hook the reader. Finally, it discusses important techniques on developing a focal point, and maintaining an interesting and entertaining article.
Module 4: Structuring the Travelogue
Here you will learn how to use your imagination, provide contrasting examples and make historical references. Learn how to establish the body of your article and be selective about the angle taken. You will also discover the different approaches when writing for a city market, as opposed to writing for a rural readership. Lastly, this module delves into how to create a memorable ending and illustrate your article effectively.
Module 5: The Total Package
The key to selling a good article is constructing a total package. Here you will discover the art of presentation and practical factors such as paper, page layout and mailing your work. We show you the importance of captions, maps, drawings and taking photographs, plus we provide information on the legal aspects of publishing and copyright.
These assignments have no accompanying modules and guide you through the final stages of travel writing.
Even though you are studying at a time and place convenient for you, you still benefit from expert guidance and tuition. Your tutor for this course is a published writer who will provide valuable feedback on each assessment you submit.
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EASY TO UNDERSTAND LESSONS
Don’t worry if you have never studied before, all the lessons are set out in easy to understand language taking you step by step through the course. If you need additional assistance simply contact Student Services and help will never be far away.
STUDYING ONLINE IS SIMPLE
With online training you have the advantage of being able to study anywhere that you have access to a computer and the internet. All of the lessons are available on the website for you to view as you need them, or you can save them to your computer and print them so you can take them with you where ever you go.
Once you are comfortable that you understand everything contained in the lesson, simply complete your assessment and upload it to the website for your tutor to mark. Once your tutor has marked your assessment you will receive an email notifying you that your marked assessment is ready for collection from the website.
This course is also available by correspondence - click here for more details.
Enrol today and take the first step on your path to successful travel writing!
Part Payments Available
Initial deposit : $308 inc GST
2nd payment : $308 inc GST
Total Cost : $616 inc GST