Travel Writing Class in Seattle: June 7, 2016

From Personal Travel Journals to Publishable Travel Tales

Learn how to write extraordinary travel journals. Then, discover how to turn those journals into polished travel tales you can post on a travel blog or publish professionally.


Dave Fox in Bagan, Burma

Hi. I’m Dave Fox. I’ll be flying in from Vietnam to visit my old stomping grounds in Seattle soon. While I’m there, I’ll be teaching a wildly fun, ridiculously informative, freakishly affordable travel writing class – Tuesday, June 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Phinney Center on Phinney Ridge.

We’ll begin by exploring travel journaling styles that will help you soar above the pedestrian, step-by-step accounts most people write. You’ll discover creative techniques to help capture the full spirit of your journeys. We’ll also address the most common travel journaling challenge: finding time to write and staying motivated when there’s so much else to do on an exciting trip. You’ll learn to write in ways that enhance your travels so that journaling brings you richer experiences rather than feeling like a cumbersome chore.

Then, we’ll shift gears and discuss the reasons why publishable travel tales must be written differently from personal journals. You’ll learn how to craft compelling stories that hook your readers from the first sentence and keep them riveted until the end. You’ll discover which details make a story sizzle, and which ones bog a story down. And we’ll discuss the basics of travel publishing — how to pitch stories to editors and what you need to know about copyright laws.

This workshop is suitable for writers of all skill levels.

The Details:

When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: The Phinney Center, 6615 Dayton Avenue North (also accessible from Phinney Avenue North). Get directions…

How much? Because I don’t get to Seattle often, and want to make this class available to as many people as possible, the price is a super-affordable $35. Or… sign up with a friend or some other close personal stranger and pay a measly $30 each!

How do I sign up? You can pay with a credit card using the Paypal link near the end of this page. If you’d prefer to pay with a check or money order, send me an e-mail and I’ll tell you where you can mail it. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ye Olde Fyne Printe: You can request a refund until May 23, 2013. Due to the room rental policy, and because I am offering this workshop at a lower price than usual, this workshop will be non-refundable after May 23.

Individual Writer Coaching

One-on-one coaching: I will be available for a few one-on-one writer coaching sessions while I’m in Seattle, and will be offering them at a special price for new students of $50 for an introductory one-hour session. For more information on the different ways I can help, please visit my writing coach page.

Sign Up Here!

If you’d like to join us for the June 7 class, please select the number of people from the dropdown menu below and then click the “Buy Now” button. Your Paypal confirmation will serve as your receipt. Please bring a copy to the class. If you would prefer to pay by check or money order, or if you have any trouble paying with the Paypal link below, please e-mail me.

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Got questions? Send me an e-mail.

Can’t Come to This Class?

If you wish you could join us but you can’t, you can also sign up for these online versions. Follow these links for free sample lessons, special discounts, and full details:

Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals: Discover how to write personal travel diaries that capture your journeys in bold detail! Normally $35. Discount Price: $18.

Travel Writing: Explore the World and Publish Your Stories: Transform your “rough draft” travel diaries into travel tales for others to read. Great for bloggers, aspiring freelancers, and anyone who wants to write captivating stories about their travel adventures. Normally $45. Discount Price $35.

Published on Friday, April 22, 2016

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