Hosted in English | 2 Hours
About the workshop
If you have always wanted to venture into travel writing, this course is for you. This beginner-level course covers all aspects of travel writing – from finding story ideas to research techniques to actually writing the story. The workshop also includes tips on how to craft a pitch and ‘sell’ your stories to publications. Here’s the syllabus:
- How to get started
– Finding story ideas
- How to research your story
– Things to do before your travel
– Keeping records while travelling
- How to craft a pitch
– Approaching publications
– Why should the editor commission your story?
– What’s the angle and why now?
- How to structure and develop your story
– Writing about food, culture, architecture, and more
– Letting your voice shine through
- A reality check
– Handling rejections
– The future of travel (writing)
About the host
Prachi Joshi is an independent writer based in Mumbai. After taking a sabbatical from her banking job a decade ago, she stumbled into the world of blogging. Her blog Deliciously Directionless began as a chronicle of food and travel stories, which led to assignments from magazines and newspapers.
She has written extensively for publications such as National Geographic Traveller, Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller, Mint Lounge, The Hindu, and more. Her specialty is narrative travelogues that paint a vivid picture of a destination through the lens of its people and culture, food and drink, and the art and architecture that makes it up. She also reviews hotels and restaurants on her travels.
When she's not travelling or writing, she loves experimenting in the kitchen, learning new languages, and is a coffee and wine enthusiast. Find her on Instagram and Twitter as @delishdirection.