08/10 Adventures in Travel Writing with Carla King

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013 Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm Number of sessions: 1 -- One day class! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: The NEW Ink Spot, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

New instructor teaches you what you need to know about the world of travel writing!

Join adventure writer Carla King to launch your dream of writing for magazines and anthologies, authoring a travel memoir, or blogging your next journey. This three-hour tour of travel writing includes practical writing and marketing tips, details on what editors want, and solid information on how to create an online presence that attracts paid work. Specific topics include:


Focus: Getting specific, and cutting non-essentials.

Risking it all: Revealing your inner journey.

Research: Geography, history, geology, botany, and so many other y’s.

Details: All five senses, place as character, and dialog.


Niche markets first: Becoming a big fish in small pond.

All about editors: Getting noticed in a very crowded email in-box.

Photography matters: Capturing moments that enhance and sell the story.

Your travel blog: Bushwhacking your way to paid gigs and press trips.

carlaking_mendoCarla King is an adventure travel journalist whose solo journeys around the world are published widely in online and print. Her books include Stories from Elsewhere, the Motorcycle Misadventures series, Cycling the French Riviera, and Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel, which she co-authored with her writing group. Her work has appeared in Travelers’ Tales: Best Travel Writing 2011, In Search of Adventure, the San Francisco Examiner, Escape, Dive Travel Magazine, Adventure Motorcycle Magazine, Lonely Planet,and many other publications. Carla produces the award-winning Wild Writing Women online magazines and MotoSFO, a motorcycle travel guide to the San Francisco Bay Area. She runs the Self-Publishing Boot Camp program of books and workshops, and is the PBS MediaShiftcolumnist on self-publishing. Carla was recently listed as one of The World’s 125 Most Inspiring Travelers. Wherever she is, you can always find her at CarlaKing.com.

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