CLASS: Flight Plan To Your Travel-Writing Career (May 6-June 14, 2013)
COST: FLX subscribers: $225 Premium (includes all materials, class discussion, homework assignments and detailed feedback on two article pitches plus one completed article or essay) or $110 Limited (all materials and the chance to participate in class discussion). Non-FLX subscribers: $275 (premium course) or $160 (limited course).
Have you been exploring the open road for years and want to turn those travels into dollars? Seasoned travel writer Kristine Hansen has turned many treks into assignments, writing for foodies, outdoor adventurers, dog owners and honeymooners alike. We’ll identify components of a brilliantly written travel article, from the lede to the final line – plus learn how to pique editor’s interest in a destination, hotel, restaurant or attraction – and discover how to snag a gig as a blogger expert or contributing writer, and the ins and outs of writing both guidebooks and travel memoirs (plus essays). A discussion on accepting compensated travel will be included, along with talking points on approaching third parties to coordinate your travel-related assignments. Course materials include in-depth interviews with successful travel writers who are making money off of their travels through book deals; magazine/online/newspaper articles and blogging; weekly writing assignments and the opportunity to discuss contemporary travel articles within a small group.
The class is taught by Kristine Hansen, a blogger for Fodors.com and writer for TIME, American Airlines’ inflight magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and National Geographic Traveler. A freelance writer since 1999, she has traveled to 19 countries.
The deadline for registering is May 1, 2013. Limited to 10 students only.