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Globejotting – learn to travel write

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A travel diary doesn’t need to be a blow-by-blow account of every step along your sightseeing journey. Join travel blogger and writer Amanda Kendle to learn about various ways to write down your travels so that you, your family and friends will enjoy reading them over and over. You will learn about journaling, Instagram, scrapbooking both online and off, blogging, memoir, family diary writing and more.

Travelling to new and exciting places makes us all want to find ways to capture our experiences for posterity, and many people decide to keep a travel diary while they’re on the road. But writing down your travels shouldn’t be just a blow-by-blow account of every step along your sightseeing journey. Join travel blogger and writer Amanda Kendle to learn about various ways to write down your travels so that you and your family and friends will enjoy reading them over and over. The course covers journaling,Instagram, scrapbooking both online and off, blogging, memoir, family diary writing and more.

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The course will be divided into three sessions and cover the following topics:
Session 1

  • Alternatives to writing down all the details of where you went and what you saw
  • Learning from the masters – discussing extracts from excellent travel narratives
  • Journalling – handwritten or typed – what to include, how much to include, writing tips and tricks
  • Adding drawing and illustrations – even if you’re not artistic
  • Journalling exercise (homework)

Session 2

  • More than words: collecting paraphernalia on your travels – what to collect, what to do with it, how to remember what it is
  • Scrapbooking (physical) – how to choose what words, pictures and paraphernalia go together to tell a story
  • Digi-scrap – how to create an online version of a scrapbook – what’s different, what’s the same, what software/websites can be useful
  • Family diary writing – getting all the travellers, young and old, involved in the process
  • Scrapbooking exercise (homework)

Session 3

  • Creating a travel blog – the basics of setting up a blog using the free Blogger or Wordpress sites, including how to add photos and links
  • What to write in your travel blog – how it’s different from journaling or scrapbooking
  • Writing a travel memoir for yourself and family to read – after the trip – how to structure it, a plan for writing it