Travel Writing Class in Singapore

By Dave Fox
Phuket, Thailand
November 6, 2013

A commpter and a coconut: Key components of my writing escape this week on the Thai island of Phuket.

A computer and a coconut: Key components of my travel book writing escape this week on the Thai island of Phuket.

The Singapore Writers Festival is this week. I’m sad to be missing most of it, as I’m currently hiding from the world and pounding away on my new book at a quasi-remote spot in Phuket, Thailand. (More on that in a forthcoming blog post.) But I’m flying home to Singapore on Saturday… and Sunday, I’ll be presenting a crash course in travel journaling and travel tale writing as part of Write Camp at the Singapore Writers’ Festival.

Write Camp is a fun and fast-paced set of 30-minute mini-lessons on lots of different writing topics. It runs this Sunday, November 10, from 2:30 to 5:30 and it’s free! My talk will be from 5 to 5:30.

There will be presentations on e-book publishing, book making, creativity, and memoir writing, among other things. Also, you will be relieved to know that Nicholas Yong, author of the new Singapore novel, Land of the Meat Munchers, will be giving a talk entitled, “How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse – Singapore Edition.”

The Singapore Writers Festival is an annual event that features a diverse group of authors and other speakers. This year’s theme is “Utopia-Dystopia.” Write Camp is a free event, but advance registration is required. A festival pass gets you in to more than 100 other events and costs a measly 15 Singapore dollars.

If you can’t make it to my talk in Singapore this weekend, or if you’d like something more in-depth, you might enjoy my book about travel journaling or my online travel writing class (both of which contain far more info than I can cram into a 30-minute speed lecture).

If you’re interested in coming to my mini-workshop, here’s a full description from the Write Camp schedule:

Globejotting: From Personal Journaling to Professional Travel Writing
Travel writer Dave Fox teaches you how to write travel diaries in ways that enhance your journeys rather than feeling like a chore in the middle of an exciting holiday. He’ll explain how to capture lots of meaningful detail in a short amount of time, and how to tackle the common challenge of simply finding time to write when there’s so much else to do. Then he’ll discuss how to turn those “rough draft” journal entries into travel tales you can share on blogs or publish professionally – with a few minutes at the end for Q&A on the business of travel writing.

Dave Fox is a Singapore-based writing and humor coach, and  author of the book, Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!) His stories have appeared in the Straits Times, Silver Kris, and the Singapore American Newspaper, as well as various travel publications in North America and Europe. Dave’s website,, offers travel tales, humor columns, writing advice, and online workshops.  

Sunday, November 10, from 5 to 5:30 p.m. 

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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