3rd to 5th April 2020 – Cirencester

Ever wanted to write travel articles, but don’t know how to start? Or perhaps you’ve travelled the world and now want to share your adventures with others? What makes a travel article engaging, and how to you excite your reader, rather than patronize them? How do you get several travel pieces (or more) from one trip? What about photos, rights and press trips? Can you get a freebie holiday? This course will answer all those questions, and more!

If you have an idea for a travel piece, or you already have a piece you’d like to bring with you, then come along and we’ll work on it over the weekend. (Simon is happy to look at delegates’ work prior to the weekend.)

Course Organiser

Name: Lois Maddox – Relax & Writer

Website: www.relaxandwrite.co.uk

Email: loisbm@aol.com

Telephone: 01454 773579

Course Venue

Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester

Course Breakdown

This course is for any writer of any skill level. It’s designed to help you develop your magazine-writing skills and improve your chances of success in this market.

Friday 3rd April 2020

5pm to 6pm – Introduction: Meet fellow guests. What is travel writing and, more importantly, what is it not? Maximising ideas from your travel experiences

Saturday 4th April 2020

9.45am to 10.45am – Magazine Analysis – identify where the travel slots are, and who its reader might be.

11.30am to 12.30pm – Adding zest to your travel pieces. Make your readers feel they are there with you.

2.45pm to 3.45pm – Show, don’t tell. How creative non-fiction can make your travel come alive.

4.30pm to 5.30pm – Fact files, Boxouts and Photos – all those extras that turn you into an editor’s dream.

Sunday 5th April 2020

9.45am to 10.45am – Press trips and freebies. How to get them, and how to make the most of them.

11.15am to 12.30pm – Publication practicalities. Rights, payments and other business matters. Final Q&A.


Approx £250 (includes all accommodation, food and tutoring). For exact cost contact Lois Maddox.


To book your place, please contact Lois Maddox, Course Organiser, whose details appear at the top of the page.

Course Content Query

If you have any queries concerning the content of the course, please feel free to drop me an email via the Contact page (http://thebusinessofwriting.co.uk/contact) and I’ll try to answer as quickly as possible.

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