On 26th and 27th of January, So Delhi and Travel Secrets held a Travel Writing workshop with Ms.Shubhra Krishan. The workshop focussed on improving writing skills and evaluating one’s aptitude for Travel Writing. Ms.Shubhra Krishan, the editor of Travel Secrets magazine, also spoke about how one can improve and make their CV more impressive in order to help them start their careeras a Travel Writer.The first day of the workshop discussed what is Travel Writing, what is the job of a Travel Writer and what are the key points one must know before getting into this field. The basics of pitching a letter to the editor were also taught,where Ms.Krishan shared a few key tips with the participants.
Shubhra Krishan, herself is a writer, editor, and a globe-trotting journalist with 20+ years of experience (Femina, Cosmopolitan and DNA), is also an author of four successful books. She also writes for Conde Nast Traveller (UK and India), Yoga Journal (USA), Asian Age, The Sunday Express, and several blogs and online magazines.
The organizer of the workshop was So Delhi- a web-based portal (www.sodelhi.com) which focuses on everything that represents Delhi. Apart from covering all restaurants and hotels and reviewing food, they also have a section dedicated to the shopping spots of Delhi, local markets, history of the city and events happening in and around.
The second day of the workshop saw the participants engage in writing exercises where each write up was read and edited by Ms.Krishan, who went on to explain the use of imagery in writing. Later some participants won books and goodies through a lucky draw. One participant even won a meal for two at the ‘Over The Top’ restaurant. The participants were contented after the workshop, having learnt a lot more about the field. One of them even called it a “paisa-wasool” exercise. After this successful endeavour by So Delhi, they plan to hold more of such activities in the near future.