Passports With Purpose: Win a Globejotting Travel or Humor Writing Course
By Dave Fox
Passports With Purpose is an annual, online event in which you (yeah, you!) can win cool prizes… including a deluxe-edition Globejotting travel writing or humor writing course.
Every year, this travel bloggers’ charity supports a project in a part of the world that is struggling with its infrastructure. In past years, they’ve built schools in Cambodia, libraries in Zambia, and an entire freaking village in India!
As a writing coach, I got especially goose-bumpy when I heard about this year’s project. The Passports With Purpose goal this year, in partnership with buildOn, is to raise $115,000 to build three primary schools and fund three adult literacy programs in the Sikasso Region of Mali, Africa.
The way it works is simple: Go to the Passports With Purpose donation page and check out the nifty list of travel prizes you can win. For every ten US dollars you donate, you get to choose a prize whose drawing you’d like to be entered in. You’ve got until 11:59 p.m. (US EST) on December 9, 2013, to enter. Winners of all prizes will be announced on December 16. (Full rules)
Win a Deluxe Edition Globejotting Online Writing Course!
To support this most excellent event, I’m donating a deluxe edition Globejotting Online Writing Workshop. The winner will get to choose either of these two wildly fun courses:
- Globejotting: How to Write Phenomenal Travel Tales
- Professional Humor Tricks for Writers, Speakers, and Other Misfits
The prize includes six written lessons, six MP3 audio lessons, six one-page cheat sheets, a PDF e-book of supplemental reading, a one-year membership in our Globejotting Online Writing Lab, and five of my in-depth writing critiques, designed to not just improve the stories you submit, but ratchet up your overall writing skills as well.
(Please check out the above course links for full details on what’s included. As is the case with all of my online courses, if you win, you’ll have a full year from the date you receive the prize to submit your stories for feedback. The audio edition of the travel writing course will be available around February 1, 2014, or sooner if the voices in my head will settle down. )
Not much of a writer yourself? Your passions fall more along the lines of training acrobatic stunt iguanas?
Well, I mean, I can’t help you train acrobatic stunt iguanas, but if a Globejotting Writing Workshop doesn’t excite you, these courses make excellent gifts for writers you know, or perhaps for somebody you love very much who really needs to take a humor workshop.
These courses are suitable for writers of all skill levels. The humor course is also great for public speakers. I’ve coached aspiring scribes from absolute beginners to experienced professionals. I will help you become a more awesome writer, regardless of your current experience level.
And remember, this is just one of the excruciatingly thrilling prizes you can win! There are many others! Maybe even a course in acrobatic iguana training! (I’m not sure. You’ll have to go check the list.)
So, hey, donate a few bucks and get in on the fun. Help build some schools and make it easier for people in Mali to learn this amazing thing you’re doing right now called reading. And if you win the Globejotting-sponsored prize, you’ll be learning how to write in ways you never have before!
About the Weirdo Who Will Be Your Writing Coach if You Win
Dave Fox is the author of the bestselling books, Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals and Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad. He has won the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop Book Proposal Contest, been an opening speaker for Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, and appeared on the History Channel for his controversial assertion that Norwegian-Americans do not have to eat lutefisk. For 16 years, Dave guided tours in Europe for Rick Steves. Currently based in Singapore, he works as a writing coach, writes for a variety of publications about Southeast Asian travel, and is working on a new book about life in Saigon, Vietnam.
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