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Learn to write about your travels with our creative writing courses in Sydney.

So you dream of being a travel writer...

Travel writing has a long and distinguished history and today is a flourishing genre, with the digital age providing increased opportunities for travellers with a literary bent to publish their personal travel experiences online. But while there’s never been more demand for travel writing, there’s also now plenty of competition. Whatever form you want your travel writing to take: blog, magazine article or book, you need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to set your writing apart from the pack.

In this class, you will learn how to research and structure your story, provide detail to bring your story to life, look at trends and how to write for newspapers, magazines and blogs. You will be inspired by the greats of contemporary travel writing, get plenty of hands-on practice with in-class exercises and gain valuable insight into what it takes to be a travel writer. 

Course outcomes

By the end of this creative writing class, you will be able to:

  • draw on new knowledge and skills to continue on your travel writing journey independently
  • generate new travel stories tailored for specific markets
  • understand the realities of travel writing
  • access publishing options available to you online and in print form.

Course content

  • Overview of travel writing
  • Journaling for travel writers
  • Researching your story
  • Bringing your story to life
  • Shaping your story
  • Re-writing and self-editing
  • Resources and getting published

Please come prepared...

  • Bring a notebook and something to write with
  • Laptop (optional)

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Creative Travel Writing Course

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Creative Travel Writing Course

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Sarah has amazing insight, provides great assistance which helps develop your skills. She is accommodating, pleasant and positive.

  • said: More structured learning

  • said: I learnt something new and got good tips and meaningful materials to investigate further. The course was via zoom... probably better suited to face to face classroom, as a workshop style... went a bit off topic at times (but that can happen in a group situation). Keith directed the group back on topic, however I felt more content could have been covered.

  • said: This course was motivating and focussed my mind- all done with great humour . Thank you.

  • said: I particularly liked being able to study from home, course content and documentation was pitched exactly where I needed it and has provided me with the great foundation and encouragement to continue... and even publish my blog. Keith Whelan is brilliantly entertaining tutor, he made the course enjoyable and a highlight of my week. I would definitely recommend this course to other "wanabe" writers and bloggers and intend to participate in future creative writing courses.

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