Intrepid Times Mini-Courses

2022

Polishing and Pitching

This mini-course will help you get your writing out into the world by focusing on two important areas: how to edit your writing, and how to write the perfect pitch to make editors sit up and pay attention. 

Dates: August 14-21

Masterclasses: Be Your Own Editor

                         The Art of the Pitch

Exercise: Write a professional pitch for a travel story. We will offer feedback on how it can be improved, depending on your goals as a writer.

Also included: One hour video call with the editors of Intrepid Times to discuss your writing goals.

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Branding Yourself as a Travel Writer

This mini-course will help you think of your writing more as a “business” and less as a “hobby.” This is a key shift in thinking that can help you as you pursue a writing career. Creating a platform that shows your skills and areas of expertise is key, as is thinking of your work as a product with value. 

Dates: December 11-18

Masterclasses: Building Your Platform

                         Getting Started as a Travel Journalist

Exercise: Choose one social media platform. Write a summary of your branding and writing goals, and then write up three social media posts that align with those goals and fit the tone of your chosen platform. We will offer feedback to help you further develop your ideas.

Also included: One hour video call with the editors of Intrepid Times to discuss your writing goals and how to build a brand that aligns with them. 

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 2023

Beginnings and Endings

This mini-course will guide you through mastering the first and last paragraph of a travel story. These two paragraphs alone carry much of the impact of a piece, so getting them right is crucial. Join us to learn how to maximize them in all of your travel writing!

Dates: April 9-16

Masterclasses: The First Paragraph

                         Writing a Compelling Conclusion

Exercise: Write an introduction and conclusion for a travel story. You can include everything in between if you like, but we will focus on giving you feedback on the first and last paragraph(s).

Also included: One hour video call with the editors of Intrepid Times to discuss your writing goals.

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The Many Faces of Travel Writing

Dates: August 13-20

Masterclasses: Travel Stories Vs. Travel Guides

                         Meet a True Travel Writer

Exercise: Send us a short travel story or travel guide to receive feedback.

Also included: One hour video call with the editors of Intrepid Times to discuss your writing goals.

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Finding Your Writer’s Voice

Dates: December 4-11

Masterclasses: Finding Your Voice

                        Staying Motivated (No Matter What)

Exercise: Write a few paragraphs based on an experience you had while traveling. We will offer feedback, paying special attention to the style and voice you use throughout.

Also included: One hour video call with the editors of Intrepid Times to discuss your writing goals.

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