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Travel Writing

Upcoming ONLINE courses

When Price Presenter Course starts the week beginning:
 Five-week online course
Attend whenever it suits you
 Sue White
Monday 10 Mar 2014

See the world – and get paid for it!

  • Do you want to explore the world and be paid for it?
  • Would you love to see your name in print?
  • Does your idea of stamp collecting involve a passport and
    a customs official?
  • Want to find out how to write a travel story that editors will
    want to publish?
  • Keen to learn tips, tricks and how to have your adventures fully funded?
  • If you answered YES to any or all of these, we’ve got just the ticket…

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Travel writing has come a long way in the past few decades. Once the realm of only the hardiest hardiest souls, nowadays newspapers and magazines are brimming with stories from all four corners of the planet (and the non-pointy bits in between). If you have a penchant for travel and love telling stories, then travel writing is for you!

Good news travels fast

In 5 short weeks, you’ll learn a blueprint on how to become a travel writer. That’s right…we’ve distilled what would normally take years to figure out on your own so that you can get published now!

Ever wondered WHO gets those writing gigs that say “X was a guest of Fancy Resort” at the end of the article? We’ll show you a step-by-step process on how to become a writer funded by resorts, tourism bodies and airlines. You’ll also be given templates, scripts, and insider information on how to deal professionally with editors.

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VIDEO: What will you learn in the Travel Writing Course?

Broaden your mind

  • About the different types of travel articles and why they suit different markets.
  • How to speak the language – understanding the industry lingo.
  • How to develop the right angle for your travel story so it doesn’t resemble a six hour holiday slideshow.
  • Structuring your articles, using photos and trip notes effectively.
  • How to research travel stories, plan your itineraries and find interview subjects on the road.
  • Write without ever getting on a plane – discovering your hometown or state.
  • How to stay out of trouble by following travel writing ethics.
  • The best way to approach editors and pitch your story to perfection.
  • and MUCH more!

This 5-week course is suitable for first-time writers or anyone who wants to explore the wonderful world of travel writing. If you’ve already completed our Introduction to Travel Writing seminar or even our Magazine and Newspaper Writing course, you’ll find in-depth instruction on travel writing and completely fresh material.

Your guide on this journey is prolific travel writer Sue White. She travels the globe regularly – all in the name of a good story. This means you’ll get up-to-date answers to all your questions about the travel writing industry and how to make a hobby or career out of it.

The best travel writers can turn a trip to the post office into an adventure for the ages. The principles of good travel writing – and how to approach editors – apply to almost every publication in the English-speaking world.

So what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to stamp your mark on the travel-writing world (and maybe stamp your passport too). Your journey of a thousand miles begins with this first step!

Course content and outcomes are consistent, regardless of whether you learn at the Centre or online

We are sticklers for consistency and quality in our courses, so you’ll achieve the same outcomes regardless of which presenter you have. Naturally, each presenter brings their own insight to the course, but you can be assured that the content is consistent across the board.

You’ll also achieve the same outcomes regardless of whether you enrol in our online or face-to-face course!

Your online classroom

You can attend the online classroom any time, any day of the week. This way, you can fit your learning into your schedule and lifestyle. You do not have to commit to a set time each week. However, you MUST complete each module during the week specified, or you won't get the most out of the course. Each week builds on the one before and you have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments about the topics we discuss each week. To sample a taste of how this will work, click here.


How much time should you commit each week?

You need to commit a minimum of 2 to 3 hours a week. The audio program itself is around 2 hours a week. Beyond that, we recommend that you put into practice what you have learnt that week. While you are expected to commit to a minimum of 2 to 3 hours a week, we won't hold you back if you are super keen and want to spend much more time than that on your writing.

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About the course

Robyn Box talks about
the online course:
Travel Writing.

Rave reviews about
Travel Writing

“I completed the Online Travel writing course at the Australian Writers' Centre. One of the best things I found about the course was the step-by-step instructions from beginning to end about how I could start my career in the travel writing industry. By the time the course was finished I felt really comfortable and
supported and confident
I could do this.”
- Robyn Box

“Relevant information that enabled me to be guided through every step of the way. I feel totally motivated to pursue my goals relating to travel writing. Sue was extremely professional and offered constructive feedback. She was very inspirational and I could really relate to her even in an online environment.”
- Jocelyn Pride

“Living in Perth I only have access to the online courses but I have recommended these to friends as an extremely easy and convenient way to learn. With the practical exercises and Sue's feedback you find out exactly where you are going wrong and how to correct it.”
- Pam Lynch

“Absolutely super. Organised, relaxed, honest.”
- Gillian Perrett

"I loved the online classroom. The best thing is that you can ‘attend’ class at your convenience. The course was fun, convenient and there was heaps of practical advice and information given! I feel motivated to pitch some travel articles now."
- Jennifer Morton 

"I thought the structure of the course was fantastic. It's one of the best online courses that I've done. I loved that the tutor actually had industry experience and was able to share insight into the industry. I cannot speak highly enough of the online travel writing course."
- Michelle Crutcher

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Freelance writer Sue White has lost count of the number of countries she’s visited for work and play. As a travel writer, she has written about everything from the Golden Temple (Amritsar, India) to Gianni Versace’s 24-carat gold toilet (Miami, USA) while indulging her own itchy feet.

In the last few years, Sue has done everything from trek through the jungle in Belize for Vogue Entertaining + Travel to rock climbing for Women’s Health. As a travel writer, she quickly learned how to compress a lifetime’s worth of adventure activities (rafting, jet-boating and learning to fly), into an itinerary that also includes romantic bath-houses, spa treatments and fine dining. She now balances travel writing with her regular feature writing commitments for the SMH and The Age. She is often found mentally composing sentences while standing on one leg, part of her work writing up yoga retreats for Australian Yoga Journal or her smartphone app Yoga Holidays Worldwide. ... read more
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