Travel Writing Course Success: Ann Huston

Ann Huston completed the travel Writing Course at NZ Writers' College in August 2012. Since then, she had her travel piece on Woodville published in the Manawatu Standard. Her article 'You can lead a teenager to a volcano but you can't make him climb it' was published in the Herald on Sunday. They have also agreed to use another article by her. The summer edition of Que will also be publishing her piece about traveling with children. We ask Ann how

Q & A with travel Writer Don Pinnock

Don Pinnock tutors the travel Writing Course at SA Writers’ College. Former editor of Getaway Magazine, Don is also the author of 13 books and has written countless travel articles for magazines and newspapers. In 2013 Don won the City Press Non-Fiction Award for his writing on street gangs and was awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town. Q.      How did you get into writing – and travel writing? A: I was an engineer but

Donna Dailey’s dream job: travel writing – by Candice Stephen

Meet Donna Dailey - an award-winning travel writer based in Cambridgeshire, England. Donna has always loved to read and write since her days at primary school, where she wrote poems in class when she was bored. Like many other writers, she did consider various careers, but always came back to what she loved most - writing. “It was the thing I could do best” says Donna. She also picked travel writing because she loves to travel and see new places and learn

On becoming a travel writer – by Don Pinnock

  In the small town where I grew up, Afrikaners were regarded as foreigners and Africans were hardly a blip on the radar screen. Anything un-English was unsettlingly 'other'. So when I went to work for a black newspaper (The World) my parents went through phases of fear, horror and distress. They certainly didn't tell the neighbours. More by accident than design, however, I discovered the warm heart of Soweto and moved into Dobsonville – a little strange for a white backwoods

Travel writer Rosanne Turner about her writing life on a Thai island

Rosanne Turner completed the travel Writing Course at the Writers' College in 2008. Dozens of published travel articles later, she finds herself an expert on Koh Samui, her island home in the Gulf of Thailand. She tells us about her enviable life as a travel writer. What writing successes have you had since completing your course? After completing the travel Writing Course at the Writers' College in 2008, I wrote many articles for GoTravel24, as well as for Explore SA. My first

An Uncommon Q & A with travel Writer Don Pinnock

By Roelien Steenkamp Don Pinnock tutors the travel Writing Course at SA Writers’ College. Former editor of Getaway Magazine, Don is also the author of 13 books and has written countless travel articles for magazines and newspapers. He is a director of Southern Write, an association of top travel writers and photographers in Africa. His books include The Brotherhoods: Street Gangs and State Control, Gangs, Rituals and Rites of Passage, Natural Selections, African Journeys, Loveletters to Africa, Writing Left (a biography

Spotlight on travel Writer Yvonne van Dongen

 YVONNE VAN DONGEN has been a travel editor and writer for over 20 years. She's edited the travel section of the largest newspaper in New Zealand as well as the country's first dedicated glossy travel magazine. She's worked at Conde Nast Traveler in New York. Yvonne has won over 19 prestigious travel writing awards including a fellowship to study travel writing at Cambridge University. Yvonne van Dongen tutors the travel Writing Course at NZ Writers' College.     Q. How did you become a writer? Tell us