Narrative Travel Writing: Capturing a Sense of Place Premium class

Christopher Clark, Travel Writer and Wanderer

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9 Videos (48m)
    • Introduction

      1:26
    • Your assignment: Write a Narrative Travel Piece

      2:46
    • Get to Know Your Hood

      0:58
    • Not on their watch, here or elsewhere

      10:54
    • Superman of Havana

      9:43
    • Tools of the Trade

      6:12
    • Getting Started and Avoiding Cliche

      3:54
    • Your First Draft

      4:29
    • Final Thoughts and Pitching Advice

      7:55

About This Class

Great travel writing has the power to transport the reader into the world of the story and make them feel they are right there with the author.

Join experienced travel writer and wanderer Christopher Clark for an immersive class that will help you to capture a strong sense of place in your writing.

Christopher will take you through a few examples of excellent narrative travel writing. He’ll then encourage you to get out and get beneath the skin of the place that you live in, and write and share your observations and experiences in the form of a narrative travel article.

In this class you’ll learn essential skills including:

  • How to engage all your senses when exploring a place
  • How to avoid lazy and tired travel writing cliches
  • How to create a compelling experiential travel narrative
  • How to share your travel experiences with the world

This class is useful for writers of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or an avid amateur, you’ll be better equipped to put the world around you into words.  

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Nice, clear overview of travel writing. Good examples of how to write a compelling article and some tools that can help you.
I loved this class. Still taking it as I'm tweaking my story but Christopher is just amazing. He's really responsive to people's work and gives good, constructive feedback which I wasn't expecting. Learned a lot and will definitely apply what I learned to other papers and situations as well.
A wonderful, inside look at a day in the life of a travel writer. Chris gives a realistic view of this often misunderstood profession, and generously shares his insider tips to writing a captivating story from your own hometown. He encourages creativity by challenging students to see their everyday surroundings in an entirely new light. It's a revelation!
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Christopher Clark

Travel Writer and Wanderer

Christopher Clark is a British freelance writer and wanderer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has traveled through and written about 13 African countries for more than 30 local and international publications including CNN, The Times, Narratively, Rough Guides, World Travel Guide, Fodor's Travel and Huffington Post. He has twice been featured as one of South Africa's best writers by The Big Issue magazine. Find out more on www.cawclark.com