Course Syllabus: Travel Writing 101
with CEU Certificate*
Travel writing is a fun, interesting and fulfilling career. If your goal is to become a full-time travel writer who is able to live off your income from writing alone, it is important to understand that travel writing, like any other career, requires you to develop specific skills and to have perseverance in order to succeed.
There is a lot of competition in the field of travel writing. Some highly successful writers in this genre have compared their climb to success with those who aspire to become actors, songwriters or musicians. In other words, most aspiring writers work at other jobs while they build a reputation strong enough to financially support themselves on payment for their writing alone. How long it takes you to achieve that goal is dependent upon how ambitious you are and how well you write, but the average is between three and six years. Alternatively, you may only wish to earn extra money as a travel writer and continue working in the field you are already in; perhaps you travel frequently for your current job and feel you have a lot to share with others about the places you visit. You can create a great additional source of income as a travel writer this way.
Whether it is a full or part-time profession you desire, this course will help you get started. It will give you the basic information you need to build a portfolio and a required skill set, the rest is up to you!
Lesson 1: Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Travel Writer?
Lesson 2: Types of Travel Writing
Lesson 3: How-To Write an Informative, Sellable Travel Article
Lesson 4: How and Where To Sell Your Work
Lesson 5: How to Retain Rights to Your Work for Re-sale
Lesson 6: Preparing 'Clips' For Editors, Agents and Publishers
Lesson 7: Handling Rejection Gracefully
Lesson 8: Creating Article and Book Proposals
Lesson 9: Photographs Included?
Lesson 10: Building Your Platform and Expertise
All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.
|Lesson 1 Assignment||1|
|Lesson 1 Exam||10|
|Lesson 2 Assignment||15|
|Lesson 2 Exam||10|
|Lesson 3 Assignment||15|
|Lesson 3 Exam||9|
|Lesson 4 Assignment||15|
|Lesson 4 Exam||10|
|Lesson 5 Assignment||15|
|Lesson 5 Exam||8|
|Lesson 6 Assignment||2|
|Lesson 6 Exam||10|
|Lesson 7 Exam||10|
|Lesson 8 Assignment||2|
|Lesson 8 Exam||9|
|Lesson 9 Exam||10|
|Lesson 10 Assignment||15|
|Lesson 10 Exam||10|
|The Final Exam||48|
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