Sell travel writing without leaving your home town? Absolutely. That's a secret few travel writing professionals will tell you. In this class, it's just one of the tools to launch a successful travel writing career. Whether you're writing nonfiction or fiction and yearning to capture the landscape and feelings that are translated into novels or for the magazine writer who longs to write on travel, this class will help you translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled, and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles, books, and novels. You'll understand the writing styles and methods needed to sell material in today's competitive market (including the how-to's of technical aspects of lead paragraphs, descriptive passages and the uses of interviews, quotes, and facts). By the end of the course, you'll have the ability to write for the travel market. So pack your sense of adventure, organize your determination, and put your keyboard in a comfortable position. If you have a desire to write and a yen to travel, you're a perfect candidate to become a travel writer. Topics include popular styles, types of travel writing that are the friendliest to new writers; how to write query letters; how to produce articles, essays and books; trends; grammar; writing skills refreshers; and marketing information.