Summer 2024 Travel Writing Workshops

Real-World Advice from Intrepid Times' Editors to Help You Write & Publish the Stories that Matter to You

Intrepid Times Workshops are Practical, Hands-On, Engaging and Focused

You don’t just attend our workshops – you participate actively in them. We keep the groups small so that you have plenty of time to get your questions answered. We provide crystal-clear frameworks you can immediately apply to your writing to refresh your motivation, channel your creativity, and finally start hearing yes. As experienced travel editors and published authors, we know how the industry works and are sharing the real-world insights that will help you break through and start seeing your byline next to stories you are proud of.

Ideal for Emerging Travel Writers of All Backgrounds

One of the best things about these workshops are the communities that instantly form. Our attendees include seasoned copywriters looking to transition their skills in a way that connects more with their passion. Retired tour-guides with a lifetime of epic adventures to share. Nurses and doctors who have long harbored dreams of writing their stories down. And emerging travel writers looking to accelerate their progress, both creatively and professionally. What we share is a love of travel and an appreciation of real, meaningful storytelling.

Join Live Online, From Anywhere

Our workshops include about one hour of teaching where you’ll get clear, usable advice with ample real-world examples of how these techniques are applied in stories and pitches. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to ask questions throughout, and at the end, we allow another 30 minutes of Q&A time to give you the opportunity to go deeper on the areas that most interest you and connect with your goals as a travel writer.

Workshop Schedule: Here’s What’s Coming Up

  • Sunday, June 23: Finding the Story. Mine your personal travel experiences for stories that readers need. Learn about the underlying structure behind stories in all popular travel publications. Frame your experiences in ways that editors want to publish and readers want to read. [Recording Available! Choose the “All 3 workshops” option below and we’ll email you the recording and notes of this session, it was good one!]
  • Sunday, July 14: People and Places. A “Sense of Place” is a travel writing cliche, but how do you have your readers feel like they are right there with you? Perhaps more importantly, how do you share observations about the people you have met in a way that is compelling, and also professional and ethical?
  • Sunday, August 4: Stories from Yesteryear: What if you have a travel experience from years, even decades ago? How do you keep that story fresh, and tell it in a way that is relevant and interesting for today’s readers (and editors)? Join us as we talk about how to draw a straight line from your experience (recent or distant) to what readers and editors are looking for today.
 
All Workshops Take Place at 11:00 AM Pacific time, which is 14:00 in New York, 19:00 in London, 20:00 in Madrid, and 6:00 AM (the following day) in Auckland. All Workshops Are Recorded. Budget 90 Minutes for the Full Session Including Q&A. Zoom Links Shared to Registered Attendees 48 Hours Before Each Event.

Choose Your Option and Secure Your Spot Today

Join any One Workshop

  • Join your chosen workshop from the list above 
  • Within three working days of registering, we will reach out with a few questions about your travel writing goals, and to confirm which workshop you wish to attend
  • Get the notes and recording (including examples) to revise and stay fresh

$35 USD

Join Any One Workshop + Get Writing Feedback

  • Join your chosen workshop from the list above 
  • Within three working days of registering, we will reach out with a few questions about your travel writing goals, and to confirm which workshop you wish to attend
  • Get the notes and recording (including examples) to revise and stay fresh
  • Plus: Send in your travel story and pitch to Intrepid Times editors after the seminar and get detailed, line-by-line feedback. We’ll help you brainstorm, sharpen your writing and pitch, and increase your odds of publication [Normally $75 alone, up to 2,000 words]
  • Take up to 6 weeks from the seminar to send in your story, and enjoy priority consideration on all stories you submit to Intrepid Times in 2024.

$ 75 USD

Join & Access All Three Workshops Plus Get Writing Feedback

  • Join all upcoming workshops (or your choice of which ones most interest you)
  • Get the notes and recording (including examples) of all three workshops – we’ll email you the recording and notes of any workshops that took place before your registration within 3 days of sign up
  • Plus: Send in one travel story and pitch to Intrepid Times editors after the seminar and get detailed, line-by-line feedback. We’ll help you brainstorm, sharpen your writing and pitch, and increase your odds of publication [Normally $75 alone, up to 2,000 words]
  • Take up to 6 weeks from the date of the last seminar to send in your story, and enjoy priority consideration on all stories you submit to Intrepid Times in 2024.

$95 USD

Meet Your Hosts, the Editors of Intrepid Times:

Nathan James Thomas is the founder of Intrepid Times (2014) and author of “Travel Your Way” (2022) and “Untethered” (2023). An experienced publisher, editor, and published author, his work has been covered in The Times, The Australian, and the New Zealand Herald, and his travel writing has been published in the Lonely Planet, Roads & Kingdoms, Outpost Magazine, and, of course, Intrepid Times. 

Jennifer Roberts, senior editor at Intrepid Times, fell in love with travel writing in Thailand in 2016. A skilled teacher and editor, she has a knack for helping writers find their voice and craft crisp stories out of the raw material of travel.  She is the co-editor of ‘Fearless Footsteps, True Stories that Capture the Spirit of Adventure’ (Exisle Publishing, 2020). 

Note: In addition to Nathan and Jen, the above workshops may include special guests from the publishing and travel writing communities to share additional insights and stories. 

Here are some of the writers we’ve worked with, in their own words:

“I now have much more confidence in my own ability as a writer.” —John McFadzean

“The support and feedback from Jennifer and Nathan, as well as the other students was invaluable. Highly recommend!” —Amy-Leah Potter

“I feel I can now convey my passion and honesty as an author much better, whilst feeling more connected with my audience.”
Hannah Foster-Roe

“The feedback provided by Nathan and the team was incredibly quick and valuable. Nathan explained how to describe a scene rather than merely stating how it made me feel. While remaining positive at all times, he showed me where I was wasting words and how to reallocate them towards writing a story that truly transports the reader. Most importantly, I learned how to take a real-life journey, strip it down, and then rebuild it as a compelling story.”
Thom Brown

 

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editor@intrepidtimes.com