Travel Writing: The Beginning
I received this in the post today:
Over the past year or so I have done my fair share of reading about travel writing – how it’s done and how to get there. I know there are mixed opinions about whether there is any need to fork over money for another book about the subject but I happened across the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing a few weeks ago, read the introduction and was intrigued. Besides, I can’t think of even one particular instance when reading too much about one subject did more harm than good.
I’m currently reading an incredibly interesting book (Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolution is Dividing, Diminishing and Disorienting Us – I would highly recommend it) and also need to finish another one within the next few weeks in time for book club. Meaning: This one has to be placed on the back burner for a little while. But I’ll get there and once I do you can expect a review and some handy tips.
In the meantime, however, there are two online (free!) travel writing courses which I would recommend:
- • http://www.women-on-the-road.com/free-travel-writing-course.html
- Edit 19/06/12 – Leyla has discontinued this course but all the information has been compiled into one big blog post which may be found here: http://travelbloggeracademy.com/how-to-become-a-travel-writer
- • http://travelbloggeracademy.com/
I’m still an aspiring travel writer at this point in time but who knows what can happen once I have some decent travelling experience under my belt. Watch this space! 🙂