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How To Be A Successful Food & Travel Writer | Varud Gupta
₹ 1,000
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Overview

Hosted in English | 1.5 Hours

  

About the workshop

In this workshop, writer Varud Gupta takes you on a complete run-through of a career in travel writing with a culinary focus. With the interest in food-focussed travel itineraries going up, travellers are looking for in-depth information and inspiration on the what, where, and why of food around the world. Food and travel writing is one of the most popular genres of writing and this workshop will help you get started. Here’s what you will learn:

  • Intro to the food and travel genre
    – Understanding the food industry
    – Appreciating different cuisines
    – Reading and researching what food critics are writing

  • Styles of food and travel writing
    – Picking what kind of food writer you want to be
    – A primer on the different genres
    – Understanding narratives styles
    – Finding your own voice or gaining a new perspective
  • Getting started
    – Types of research
    – Planning and budgeting time and belly space while on location
    – Equipment and packaging
    – Journaling / structuring your writing
    – The drafting process and how to make it work for you
    – Routines and writer's block
  • Making a career with food and travel writing
    – Building a basic portfolio
    – Coming up with sellable ideas
    – Pitching right to making your writing stand out
    – Who and where to pitch to

 

About the host

Varud Gupta was born and bred for business until a brusque millennial existential crisis sent him traveling through the culinary cultures of the world. His first book, Bhagwaan Ke Pakwaan or Food of The Gods, is an exploration of the intersection of food and faith in India and won a Gourmand award for "Peace" and "First Cookbook". 

When not writing or traveling, he's usually eating, collecting instant noodles, teaching storytelling, or playing Dungeons and Dragons.

You can find Varud on Instagram under the handle ‘varudgupta’. 

 

What you should carry along

A pen and paper

 

 

Inclusions
  • How to participate: This is a live event streamed on Google Meet. Please download Google Meet for free on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Participants will not be allowed to enter the workshop after 30 minutes of its commencement.

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