Crafting your narrative nonfiction stories, articles, books, and blog posts
This course introduces you to the world of travel writing. You'll learn all about narrative--that is, theme, plot, scenes, and narrative arc. These are the mechanics of good writing, not just travel writing.
Find out why you might want to write your story or book in present tense--kinda helps with flashbacks!--instead of past tense. But there are lots of reasons to choose past tense, too.
Enrich your writing with research, opinion, a sense of place, and sensual detail. These things might not come out in the first couple of drafts, but you'll have fun editing them in.
And finally, you'll learn what an author or writer platform is and the basics of publishing in magazines, ebooks, and print books, not to mention agents and publishing houses.
Dip your toe in the ocean of opportunity for travel writing and enjoy!
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Carla King is the founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp educational series of books and workshops. With a background in technical writing and a passion for travel, she started self-publishing her own adventure travel books in 1995. Since then, Carla has helped many others in their writing and publishing journeys.
King has been known as a leader in self-publishing education since 2010 with Self-Pub Boot Camp courses and books and her Destination Published concierge services. She organizes the self-publishing and technology track for the San Francisco Writers Conference, works as an industry advisor, speaks at publishing conferences, podcasts, and other events.
As the author of many books (on adventure travel) and as a publishing consultant, her firsthand knowledge makes King one of the most trusted guides in the industry. Her Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors is the most comprehensive how-to manual for independent authors today. Authors and publishers around the world also count on her Consumer’s Guide for Self-Publishers with reviews of the tools and services that help independent authors publish.