Virtual Spring Break ($50, April 20-24, 2015)
Can’t fly away to a desert hideaway or sink your toes into a sandy shoreline this spring? Don’t fret. Take a mental vacation with the "Virtual Spring Break" class, an e-course held the week of April 20, 2015, and designed to boost your travel-writing career. Each morning you’ll receive a writing prompt built around launching your travel-writing career – or upgrading it from Coach to First-Class. Also included are Q-and-As with successful travel writers who make a living by jetting to the tropics; publicists for destinations and resorts firmly footed in sunshine; and editors looking for writers who can put the pizzazz in a sun-soaked destination. I am also throwing in a database of 75 editors and publications currently buying travel stories. Sadly, there aren’t any pina coladas or sandy beaches involved in this class … but we’ll write about how to get you there.
Cost: $50 (first-time fliers, meaning you've never taken a class from me before) or $45 (you've signed up for another one of my classes: welcome back!)
Boarding Pass ($45, you pick the week)
Designed for both beginning travel writers and seasoned writers who want help crafting pitches, you’ll start at zero on Monday and, by Friday, have at least one idea ready to pitch to editors. Each day's homework shouldn’t take more than an hour. Also included: contact information for 75+ markets buying travel content.
"It's been lovely to have feedback from someone outside my usual 'cast of characters.' I appreciate your insights and the tips you offered me for looking at some of these ideas from new, fresh angles." -- Nadine, Madison, Wisconsin
"When I took Kristine's micro-course, I had just the kernel of a travel article in mind. Between the daily assignments, excellent advice and support from Kristine, I turned this idea into an article I pitched to Islands Magazine and National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Kristine hones into the bones of travel writing in quick easy learning capsules. I can't wait to take another one of her courses." -- Joyce, Bluffton, South Carolina
Cost: $45 (first-time fliers, meaning you've never taken a class from me before) or $40 (you've signed up for another one of my classes: welcome back!)