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If you answered "yes" to most of the questions above, 0ur 12-month Group Coaching program is for you.
We have two major goals:
Goal #1. To provide group coaching to travel writers that is affordable and fun.
Goal #2. To create a Mastermind Community of Writers who can help each other with problems, offer solutions, and provide each other with encouragement and support.
Because freelance travel writing is a solo occupation, it’s important to have a social community for like-minded writers. You'll gain inspiration, motivation and a safe place to ask questions and share ideas. We provide all of this in our Group Coaching Mastermind Community. And we do it at a price that is affordable.
Twice a month you’ll get pre-recorded coaching sessions about some aspect of travel writing such as:
You'll get feedback on your questions about course material in our private Facebook group.
Each pre-recorded video session will be approximately 15 minutes long. Each session is broken into bite-sized pieces so the videos are easy to listen to.
You’ll also have access to written documents, transcripts and references for all pre-recorded sessions.
This private coaching session is scheduled entirely at your discretion. It's meant to address more specific questions about the topic(s) we’re covering during that month or you might want specific feedback on some story ideas, or some advice about why a story idea you pitched wasn’t picked up by an editor.
We encourage most questions via the private Facebook group so everyone learns together, but this one-on-one session is for feedback that is difficult or too lengthy for the social media format.
Your coaching session will be via Skype and we'll give you the details for connecting when you're ready for your private session.
You’ll get to dream up story ideas from trips you’ve taken, practice your pitching techniques, and if your story idea is accepted for publication, you’ll get to write an article — and you’ll get a byline!
We've created a brand new niche magazine exclusively for travel writers -- and it's the ONLY magazine for travel writers. (Most magazines focus on general freelancing or book authors.)
Besides travel stories (regional, domestic and international -- and also genres like food, wine, beer) you'll also get information about the latest industry trends, techniques and advice to help you hone your skills and advice from industry experts.
Only a limited number of people will be able to pitch travel stories to our editor. Everyone in the Group Coaching Mastermind Community, writers who have attended our U.S. and international workshops and people who have been coached by Roy are eligible to pitch their story ideas. You're in an exclusive group!
The published magazine will be available for sale for the public to read and enjoy. You'll receive a complimentary copy during your 12 months in the Group Coaching Mastermind Community.
Our private Facebook group will also be a safe space to share your questions, concerns, experiences and successes. As a member, we encourage you to help each other with questions, answers, advice, support and new information from the industry.
The unique thing about our private Facebook group is that Roy and Linda regularly contribute to the discussions. We won’t leave you on your own like so many other Facebook groups do - we’ll be participating and making sure it’s a safe and friendly environment for everyone.
And though we’ll participate, we promise not to dominate. A Mastermind Community depends on everyone’s participation to excel so we’ll be depending on every member to share their ideas and experiences.
You’ll receive this important reference guide, chapter by chapter, as I coach you through the entire sales and marketing process during our group coaching sessions.
Chapters will include review notes, exercises and other reference material. By the end of the 12-month program, as we cover each topic, you’ll have access to the entire book.
This 150-page eBook will help you develop your craft, hone your skills and work smarter. This supplemental guide will give you more detailed support in the travel writing video series. And it will serve as a reference guide when you're writing your articles for publication.
In the eight travel photography sessions you'll learn about what editors want and how to create galleries they'll love. You'll also receive lessons on composition, shooting in dramatic lighting to spice up your galleries and tips to make your galleries more captivating.
If you shoot on "Auto" or use the manual settings, we'll have lessons and discussion about what works best and what editors expect. And we'll talk about processing your photos before submitting your galleries.
All eight lessons include photography challenges and activities, transcripts to the lessons and references.
We'll facilitate exercises, activities and challenges each month related to the videos and coaching topics that month. These challenges and activities will give you practice and help you develop your skills. And it will give you something to share, discuss and enjoy in the Mastermind Community.
As long as you’re an active, paid member of the Mastermind Community, you’ll have access to all the coaching and training sessions and materials. You can access the materials at any time, and repeat any session if desired.
The group coaching program is a full year, 12 month program but you'll continue to have access to the videos and training materials indefinitely.