Hosted in English | 2 Hours
About the workshop
Travel writing requires you to have a curious eye, an adventurous spirit and a journalist’s flair for writing. This is an advanced level course that will allow you to understand how to up your travel writing game and take it to a professional level. The workshop also includes helpful tips to pitch your stories to editors and publications so you can actually make this your career. Here’s the syllabus for the course:
- Getting started:
– Stepping stones
– Unlearning to learn
- Writing professionally:
– Why pick travel writing
– How to find your own writing voice
– Developing your story ideas
– How to identify a niche that interests you
– Writing right, then editing right
- Let’s do a short writing exercise
- Making a career with travel writing
– Assessing the marketability of your ideas
– Pitching right, aka, making your writing stand out to a magazine editor
– Making money with travel writing – the long and short of it
About the host
Shikha Tripathi is a writer based in Uttarakhand, specialising in adventure travel, and with an added interest in culture, sustainability, and ecology. Born and brought up in the Himalayas, she is a certified mountaineer who has participated in multiple outdoor expeditions and written about them. Her travel stories appear in a wide variety of publications and across digital platforms, from National Geographic Traveller to Travel + Leisure, and more.
Shikha has also authored an award-winning children's book on Northeast India's first female Everester, Tine Mena, for a literacy NGO. Most recently, she penned a series of Lonely Planet guidebooks on Nepal.
You can find her on Instagram as ‘shikhatripathi.travel’.
What you should carry along
A pen and paper