Travel Writing

City University London
Course summary
8 weeks
355 GBP
Part time
Next available date: 27/04/2020 - London
Open / Scheduled

Course description

Travel Writing

You will learn how to evoke a sense of place, structure your story, and how travel writers liaise with the travel industry to get 'hospitality'.

Travel Writing &  Freelance Writing: How to get published in print and online short course tutor Susan Grossman discusses freelance writing and what to expect on her courses.

What will I learn?

Over the course of 8 weekly evening classes on the Travel Writing short course, you will learn:

  • To improve your observation skills and convey your experiences eloquently
  • To create copy to inspire
  • To recognise a good story, engage readers and get commissioned
  • How to evoke a sense of place
  • How to structure a story
  • How travel writers liaise with the travel industry to get ‘hospitality’

You will also gain:

  • How to identify a good travel story
  • How to communicate with the travel industry
  • How to pitch your story and approach editors with confidence
  • Ways to reflect on the impact of climate change and terrorism
  • An understanding of the travel pages on national newspapers and magazines

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

The Travel Writing evening course is suitable for those with some writing experience who want to develop their ideas for travel writing; you may, or may not already write a blog.

Please come prepared with an A4 pad and pen to start working on your ideas.

Those who are already published in other fields are more than welcome, as are photographers who would like to explore adding words to their photos.

English requirements

Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Training Course Content

  • Recording and running macros
  • Assigning macros to menus, toolbars and buttons
  • The Visual Basic editor
  • Input boxes and Message boxes
  • Object-oriented concepts: objects, properties, methods and events
  • Excel objects
  • Variables and constants
  • If statements
  • Looping
  • Conversion functions
  • User-defined functions
  • User forms and dialog boxes
  • Error-handling and debugging
  • Workbook and Worksheet events

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City University London

City University London

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