Part of the writing ambitions workshop programme presented by Derbyshire Arts Service.
This fun and interactive one day workshop will help to provides participants with the tools and skills required to break into travel writing, ending with a Q&A session.
Helen Moat is an award-winning travel writer, winning the Telegraph’s Just Back weekly competition on three separate occasions and claiming runner-up in the British Guild of Travel New Writers competition twice. Soon after, she was commissioned by Bradt to write Slow Travel The Peak District and has gone on to win commissions for online and print publications such as Wanderlust, BBC Worldwide, BBC Countryfile, and Derbyshire Life.
Morning: How to get published
– Entering and winning travel writing competitions
– Building up a writing portfolio
– Creating contacts, using social media and the internet
– Familiarising yourself with the content and house-style of publications
– Getting the pitch right
– Developing resilience and perseverance
– Finding commissions
– Building on success
Afternoon: How to write great travel pieces
– Finding the angle
– Giving your piece structure
– Developing narrative
– Language is everything!
– Those killer facts
– edit, edit, edit
– Less is more
Question and answer session
Booking essential, book early to avoid disappointment, tickets priced £29.93. For more information or to book visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-succeed-as-a-travel-writer-with-helen-moat-tickets-45231758407