In this article, written especially for
The Family Adventure Project, Lesley Anne Rose, an accomplished
writer and author of several Rough
Guide travel books explores some of the different ways writing
can be a part of travel and travel can be a part of your writing.
We're actively encouraging people to put pen
to paper, or finger to keyboard, and write up their own short stories
about their experiences of family adventure.
You don't have to be a professional writer to
do it. We'll give you guidance on what we're looking for, support
you as you find your voice, encourage you if you're stuck, help
you get your story told.
More details here.
We will use submitted stories to inform our
research, publishing the best of them on our web-site to inspire
others, and including exceptional tales in our book about adventuresome
If you want some help to develop your writing skills,
why not try taking a writing class or workshop.
Dea Birkett, former Guardian family travel
columnist and author of Serpent in Paradise and Off the Beaten Track
runs intensive travel writing workshops together with travel journalist, author and broadcaster Rory McClean.
They welcome people with an interest
in writing about family travel for these practical sessions which
will help you develop the skills and confidence to produce publishable
articles and books.
Workshops take place in London, Dublin, Paris and elsewhere and attendance gives you access to the invaluable Travel Writer's Forum.
Find out about the dates and prices of
forthcoming workshops at The Travel Workshop website or email