Get to Paid to Write About the World
Want to improve your blog, get a story published, or write that bestseller that is bursting to break free?
There’s a storyteller inside all of us.
The trick is getting it out.
Becoming a good writer takes time, practice, and, most importantly, a good teacher.
But, when you are traveling, live in a small town, or have limited funds, getting the help you need can be difficult.
But what if you could get a college-level writing course from some of the best travel writers in the world – anywhere you are and whenever your schedule allowed?
What if you had teachers who can tell you how to land assignments that send you to far reaches of the globe? Had access to access to editors who tell you their secrets – and how to get them to respond to your email?
What if you could personalized feedback on your writing?
We created this course to make that happen.
This course is a hands-on writing program that you can take anywhere in the world. It comes with detailed tips on how to write better – and the ability to submit work for edits and feedback.
You’re a great writer with a great story to tell.
This course will help you get it out into the world.
Meet Your New Personal Writing Teacher
We’ve partnered with award-winning travel writer David Farley, author of An Irreverent Curiosity, host for National Geographic, and a professor at Columbia and New York University to teach an in-depth course on the nuts and bolts of travel writing.
David is considered one of the top travel writers in the country. He’s hosted aNational Geographic Channel show, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, AFAR, and countless other publications.
Through video lectures, interviews with successful travel writers and editors, detailed examples of edited stories, graphics, real-world examples, and writing assignments, you’ll get the course David teaches at NYU and Columbia University — with added information for online writing — at your fingertips (and without the cost).
From crafting a story to self-editing, improving your grammar, writing a book proposal, coming up with ideas, creating narrative arcs, and pitching editors, our course covers everything you need to know to succeed as a writer – and even includes templates for pitching editors and David’s actual book proposal.
What Our Students Are Saying
“Writing is a skill, and David Farley is an exceptional teacher. This travel writing course is everything you would expect out of a university course, except with the added luxury of doing it at your own pace in the comfort of your chosen environment. With tutoring, editing, writing examples, videos, advice, and feedback, being a part of this course is like having your own private writing mentor. It’s helped me improve my own writing, as well as helped me think like a writer and spot errors before I publish them!” – Toni
“David not only explains the ins and outs of what it means to be a travel writer but inspires and teaches his students to become professional storytellers. The feedback and insights David gave me on homework assignments have carried over into everything I’ve written since and have changed the way I read other people’s work, edit my own, and find ideas. The best part of all — the course actually gets you excited to sit down and write!” – Corey
Over the course of 6 weeks, you’ll learn:
- The art of storytelling – Learn how to create the perfect story, how stories arc, and what captivates readers.
- How to self-edit – Editing is one of the hardest parts about writing. We’ll teach you how to spot mistakes like a pro.
- How to get editors to call you back – You’re a great writer, so why don’t editors respond to you? We’ll showy you the secrets to getting past an editor’s filters and get responses.
- How to submit winning book proposals – Want to create a winning book proposal? We’ll show you what to do, how to get an agent, and even give you David’s and Matt’s actual winning book proposals as examples.
- How to make money as a writer – We’ll teach you where to find work and what to charge so you can make a living as a writer.
- How to write for the web – Writing for an online audience is a lot harder and more different than you think. We’ll give you the lowdown on how to succeed so you can be heard above the noise.
This course will make you a better writer, editor, and help you become the success we know you are.
This program is built to help you improve your writing at your own pace with the feedback needed for success. You’ll be able to:
- Work at your own pace.
- Gain exclusive access to a Facebook community that will help support your work.
- Attend monthly live Q&A office hours.
- Get a list of places that will hire you to write.
- Get personal feedback from world-class writers.
- Receive lifetime updates so you always have the latest info.
- Download cheat sheets so you can take our course with you anywhere.
PLUS, you’ll be able to submit your work to David for editing and feedback…..because, unlike other writing classes, we know that without feedback you can’t improve! Learning doesn’t happen in a bubble and we’re here to be your teachers.
- Introduction to travel writing
- Understanding the writing lifestyle
- How to create a story
- How to find your angle and peg
- How to come up with story ideas
- BONUS: Writing resources
- The anatomy of a story
- Various types of commercial writing (and their differences)
- How to craft the perfect lede
- How to be descriptive (and avoid clichés)
- How to edit like an editor
- Grammar dos and don’ts
- BONUS: Revision checklist
- The difference between print and online writing
- How to write for an online audience
- How to create viral content
- How to write memoirs
- How to create perfect story arcs
- How to research effectively
- BONUS: Research checklist
- How to find freelance work
- How to find and pitch editors
- How to sell your work online
- How to blog and succeed on social media
Get Personalized Feedback on Your Work
Writing is a skill that requires practice and feedback. That’s why you’ll be able to submit your writing samples to us.
David and I will help you refine your writing, editing, story planning, and craft so you become a better writer from day one.
That’s our commitment to you.
No other online writing course offers this feature.
You’re not learning in a bubble. We’ll be there with you the entire way.
Are You Ready for a New Plan?
We know that when the barrier to entry is low and Buzzfeed-style lists dominate the Internet while publications shutter, it can seem like there’s no hope of making it in the travel writing world. While there is a glut of potential writers, there’s still a dearth of driven ones. There’s quantity but not quality, and we want to show you how to break free from the crowd, find the big breaks, improve your writing, and make it in this industry.
This course covers all aspects of travel writing. It will teach you how to craft the perfect story, improve your writing, self-edit, and enhance your research through video, writing samples, examples of edited work, and much more.
When we were young, there were only a couple of “how to become a travel writer” type of books — and they didn’t seem very good. And there were no classes — online or live — where a successful travel writer could lay out for you just how one successfully travels down this path.
In David’s 10+ years of teaching, his students have gone on to write for the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, AFAR, and other publications. Some have even published books.
Those successful students were always the most driven. They wanted this. They wanted to make it. That propelled them to become better writers and successes in this field.
If you’ve driven and really want this, we want to help you get there too!
Get Started Today!
This course will teach you writing and editing skills for success from world-famous and best-selling authors, writers, and editors. Enroll now for lifetime access, updates, support, and a no-risk guarantee!
We’re fully committed to helping you improve your writing and become a success. You can test-drive the course for 30 days, read the material, listen to the webinars and interviews, and check out the case studies. If you still don’t feel the course is right for you or will improve your writing, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.
Meet Your Instructor
David has been writing about travel, food, and culture for over twenty years. His work has appeared in AFAR magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, and World Hum, among other publications. In 2006 and 2013, he won Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers for magazine articles he wrote. He has lived in Prague, Paris, and Rome and now lives in New York City. He is the author of An Irreverent Curiosity and was a host for National Geographic. He teaches writing at Columbia and New York University.
What Our Students are saying
“This course surpassed any writing course I have ever taken in college, as a homeschool teacher, or as a travel professional. I really enjoyed the content and how it was presented, along with the fact that I could send in my writing for David and Matt to review and give feedback on. This course is really is the best of the best! Thank you, David and Matt!” – Whitney, gofamtravel.com
“I noticed an immediate improvement in my writing after starting the course. David illuminates the fundamental concepts of travel writing in such a relatable way that you will be hard-pressed NOT to have a few lightbulb moments as you progress. From the nuts and bolts of grammar to research, composition, and marketing, David dives into it all. Moreover, the feedback David provided was extremely helpful in helping me identify and correct mistakes! If you want to understand the concepts behind the best travel writing in the world, this course is where to start!” – Christopher, lessonslearnedabroad.com
“I took this course to learn the underlying physics of being a great travel writer. Through detailed course notes and video tutorials mixed with bespoke and actionable feedback, I found this course suited me perfectly in building structure in my storytelling and also writing for the reader. Supported by a community of bloggers, I now have the confidence to tackle any writing task thrown at me.” – Warren, slingadventures.com