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Thursday, September 8 • 9:30am - 2:30pm
Writing, Blogging, Vlogging and YouTube – Can it Add to Your Cruising Life? A 4 hour workshop with Lin Pardey

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$99 per person, or $150 per couple
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Can you top up your ‘freedom chips’ by sharing your cruising life with others? No matter what format you use, it all starts with storytelling. But how do you make your story stand out from the rest?
Lin Pardey will share tips and ideas on what nautical readers and viewers want to know. You’ll learn ways to ensure your photos, diagrams and video footage add information to your stories and attract attention. For those interested in selling articles to print and online magazines, she’ll show how to get noticed by editors, ways to present work that sells and ideas for expanding your markets.
Book creation and publishing will be covered, including the realities of self-publishing vs traditional publishing.
The nuts and bolts of blogging, podcasting and producing your own YouTube channel will be covered with up-to-date information provided by guest speakers via video. Desiree and Jordan of Sailing Atticus who have a quarter million followers provide helpful information, and the lessons they learned as they built their channel. The crew of Expedition Evans, relative newcomers with only 100,000 YouTube subscribers, will add their experiences.

Included is a discussion of the time investment, financial return, and pleasures you can expect along with the pitfalls and the practicalities of adding writing, blogging, photography and video to your cruising life.
A special extra is offered with the Port Townsend course – each attendee can arrange for a 30-minute personal one-on-one discussion of their potential projects with Lin Pardey, either during the course of the festival or by phone.

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Lin Pardey

About Lin PardeyLin has voyaged the world’s oceans accruing more than 217,000 sea miles on boats ranging from 24 feet to more than 60. A major portion of these voyages were on board two engine-free wooden cutters she and her husband Larry built. On Seraffyn, a 24’4” Hess cutter... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2022 9:30am - 2:30pm PDT
Cruising Stage