Masterclass #2 – How a Professional Travel Journalist Writes a Story

Intrepid Times Private Writer’s Club Masterclass #2: Thomas Heaton

How a Professional Journalist Writers a Travel Story

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Dear members,

Welcome back! I’m so excited to bring you the second Masterclass!

Before we get to it, I just want to say a quick thank you also to everyone who has sent in stories for review — it’s been such a pleasure reading your writing, and (at the time of writing) at least one Writer’s Club member has already had a story accepted for publication on Intrepid Times after implementing our suggested changes, so keep ’em coming!

Ok, here’s the second masterclass. It’s something I’m super excited about because it features an old friend of mine, Thomas Heaton. Thomas and I studied together in New Zealand many (many, many…) years back, and he then embarked on a glowing career in journalism. Until Covid-19 hit, he was the food and travel reporter for the Kathmandu Post in Nepal, where he had editorial responsibilities and also mentored young journalists.

This conversation was a bit free flowing, so please make use of the workbook below, which structures the key takeaways in an easy manner. I also strongly recommend you read Thomas’ story: Shantha the Rasta, which is discussed in this masterclass.

Ok, here it goes:

Thomas Heaton Masterclass

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Download the Accompanying Workbook: Download Here [PDF]

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Until the next one,

Nathan James Thomas

Founder/Editor Intrepid Times


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