Yee-haw, our 12-week Writers.com workshop starts again September 26! Bring a conference panel's worth of teaching talent to your computer – any time, anywhere. Each week, students receive direct feedback from one of seven instructors, ranging from a social-media maven to a CNN correspondent and National Geographic contributors.
Now that's more thrilling than pec tats of tikis mid-orgasm (but only just)..
The roster includes multiple winners of the Lowell Thomas (the genre’s ersatz Pulitzer) and Best American Travel Writing honorees.
• Adventure specialist Amanda Castleman has published in Outside, Salon, the BBC, MSNBC, Alaska Airlines Magazine and The International Herald Tribune, among others. Her 30-odd book contributions include Frommer's and National Geographic. (www.amandacastleman.com)
• New York University Instructor David Farley wrote the award-winning An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town. Founder of NYC's Restless Legs Reading Series, he also edits for World Hum. (www.dfarley.com)
• Stephanie Elizondo Griest has authored the books Mexican Enough and Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana, among others. She teaches nonfiction at the University of Iowa. (www.aroundthebloc.com)
• Stephanie Oswald edits travelgirl magazine, when not broadcasting for CNN International from New Orleans and hosting Getaway Atlanta, the highest-rated destination show available On Demand. The Emmy-winner also instructs at Emory. (www.travelgirlinc.com)
• Charyn Pfeuffer, a culinary and travel freelancer, founded The Global Citizen Project. In 2010, she undertook 12 voluntourism projects in 12 countries, thanks to social-media fundraising. (http://globalcitizenproject.blogspot.com)
• Lowell-Thomas-winner Edward Readicker-Henderson has mused poetically in AARP Magazine, Forbes Traveler, National Geographic Traveler and other outlets. Best American Travel Writing shortlisted him four times, once for a story about Strip Passport. (www.routeofseeing.com)
• Author and Columnist Thomas Swick's observations on the trade have been honored by Travelers Tales, Best Travel Writing and Best American Travel Writing. His freelance clients include Afar, Smithsonian and The Oxford American. (www.thomasswick.com)
From broadcast basics to longer-form narrative, this online workshop helps intermediate to expert authors kicks things up a few notches via detailed critiques that often include line-edits.
Woo-whee! More exhilarating that a six-foot Water Weasel!
More details on http://writers.com/travelmaster.html#master. Not sure if the master class is for you? Take our quiz to find out: www.writers.com/travelmasterquiz.html.
Dates: September 26, January 23
ROAD REMEDIES DISCOUNT: $50 off the normal price of $445, so $395 (code RR1011).
And that, my friends, seals the deal. Exciting, exciting, exciting. Don't you just want to roll around in this goodness like a happy Utah buffalo?
Registration: The master class extends priority (immediate enrollment) to alumni of Writers.com's travel writing courses. Other applicants will be wait-listed until a week before class kicks off.