A 90-minute live recorded travel writing workshop, held at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival.
‘Real life’ value: US$150. Now available online for just US$45.
This workshop took place at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival in the beautifully renovated Tai Kwun Centre For Heritage & Arts. The exclusive one-time event was conducted for 30 students – all of whom were beginning their journeys as travel writers.
The workshop covered many different topics and was designed to provide highly practical, useable, useful insights into the travel publishing process. This workshop will give you the tools to immediately start selling story ideas to editors.
“Thanks so much for your time and expertise today. That was, without doubt, the most practical and useful workshop on writing that I have ever attended, and I’ve been to plenty! I’m excited about the prospect of pitching!”
Vici Egan, Workshop attendee
Key Learning Outcomes and Skills
The workshop deconstructs one of the best pitches I have ever received as an editor. We explore why the pitch worked, how it differs to pitches that fail, and lays out an easy-to-follow formula for constructing your own travel story pitches.
The workshop also looks at places to find ideas for stories, and gives real life examples of great pitches that four different freelance travel writers used to win assignments. These assignments were published in CNN Travel, The New York Times, South China Morning Post and BBC Travel.
- The two types of freelance writing
- Setting your fee
- A freelance writing ‘formula’
- Pitch intros
- Pitch headlines
- Pitch sells
- Pitch summaries & other details
- Why now
- Why you
- Real life example #1
- Real life example #2
- Real life example #3
- Real life example #4
- Following up
- Other miscellaneous tips
- War reporter vs travel writer
- The importance of details
- Amazing ideas vs OK ideas
- 3 amazing ideas
- Where to find ideas
- Audience Q&A
- Fast track: immediately usable info to sell your stories
- Handouts and course content available for download
- 80% reduction from original workshop price for online students
- An all-video course for easy learning
- Top-rated course by past students