An online adventure to ease your wanderlust and spark your creativity.
"We write to taste life twice." Anais Nin
Calling all adventurers:
escape the mundane on the wings of your imagination.
You want to experience your travel memories in a richer way.
You want to share some of your travels through stories.
You need something fun to replace the stimulation of travel.
You want to anticipate upcoming trips in a creative way.
Imagine traveling via your pen
for six weeks:
Have fun revisiting your travels and savoring the details
We write to remember and to discover. Revisiting our previous travels gives dimension and depth to our experiences.
Learn how to write or tell a good story
Lots of our stories won't be fit for others to read. That's okay. We'll explore basic story structure to help you craft even better stories.
Use your creativity to dream your next trips into existence.
What about upcoming trips? This class will give you the chance to design a creative trip using your enthusiasm and ideas.
Creativity + travel = more fun your way.
Cynthia, I am SO impressed by the amount of work and creative effort you've put into this course. The only travel writing classes I've ever taken were geared toward publishing and have never been that helpful. I write for me, so this class is perfect. The more I go through the class book, the more impressed and excited I am! The photos you included are FABULOUS! Plus your illustrations and the bonuses - everything! This book alone is worth the price of the class. I know I will use the class materials for years to come. -- Paula Hagar
Write Your Travel Stories
is designed for wanderers like you...
Point your compass toward fun
with your writer in the lead.
Commemorate a special trip.
Even jotting down some notes will give you the chance to relive and enhance that experience.
Plan a dream trip.
Use this class to dive into the heart of what you want to experience. Point your compass toward fun and let your writer lead.
Dive into the souvenirs you've collected along the way.
Here's a way to shake the dust off the photos and mementos and make something of them.
Are You a Fit for Write Your Travel Stories?
This is for you if you can say YES! to these things.
1. Does reading this page make you ready to board the flight of the mind to explore your travels in writing?
2. Does the thought of penning your stories excite you, even if you don't consider yourself a writer?
3. Are you craving connection with like-minded travelers?
"I will definitely recommend this to others who are travelers at heart like me. I loved learning new ways to recall and process my travels.
I enjoyed the part where we shared our writing. I found inspiration for my own writing from what my classmates shared, and from the kind and positive comments everyone made. This showed me how to celebrate what’s good in my writing and in others’ instead of being focused only on what could be improved.
My biggest takeaway is that there are many ways I can “use” my travel experiences besides framing my photos to hang on the wall and making dinner table conversation. Thank you, Cynthia, I loved it!" -- Rosemary Berry
This is your chance to experience new adventures through your creativity, from the safety of your writing nook.
Six-week online writing workshop
Live takeoff call
Join us for our takeoff session! We will meet live to connect, set our agenda, and answer all your questions.
You can access the recording if you are unable to attend live.
This is the only live meeting; you can explore the lessons at your convenience.
We will host a group reading where you can share a piece of writing you did in the workshop. This is NOT a live event, so no need to schedule it.
Weekly Q&A with your host, Cynthia
Post your questions in our private classroom every Monday. I'll answer!
Weekly writing lessons
Explore your memories with creative lessons based on weekly themes. You will be able to use these on future adventures!
You will receive visual and written travel-themed writing prompts to spark your imagination.
Private group forum
Opportunity to connect with other adventurers in the workshop. You can upload images, videos and comments in our private writing salon. (NOT a Facebook group!)
You are welcome to participate according to your style and desire to connect.
BONUS! Workshop manual
All the lessons will be included in a gorgeous PDF you get upon graduation.
Visual storytelling guidance
Dig into your souvenirs, photos, and other travel memorabilia. You'll get ideas that you can use right away to be more arty and creative with your travel writing.
This is your invitation to shake off disappointment and travel the world freely with your imagination.
You can do this on your own time and pace. No chance of falling behind or not keeping up.
No need to share your writing unless you want to at the end during our group show.
The daily writing prompts are designed to delight, to give you new channels to explore and experiences to try. With this, we feel that thrill of the new when we travel.
"Working with Cynthia Morris has been an utter delight. Her warm open style encourages all levels. Thank you, Cynthia - you've returned a wholeness to my creative process, something that was missing a long time." -- Liz Scully
You're an intrepid traveler. But a writer? You may fret...
“I'm not a writer.”
“I'm scared to share my stories.”
“Is it worth it to do this just for me? ”
“What will others think of me and my writing?”
"What if I have nothing to say? "
We’ve all had these thoughts...it’s normal. This workshop isn't about publishing or getting it 'right'. It's a way to have fun using your wanderlust and creativity.
"This was my first writing workshop. I am a novice writer with lots of travel stories to write but I had no idea of where to begin. Your writing workshop was perfect for me. I didn't feel pressured to write or worried about what others would think of my writing. It was a completely non-threatening learning environment which was important to me. I appreciated learning about and trying new forms of writing.
Your writing tickets got me writing every day at last! They helped me to think about my trips and recall experiences. I definitely will sign up again for your next workshop. It was so much fun and I learned so much. Thank you, Cynthia, for a wonderful learning and writing month."
-- Carol Stevenson
Meet your writing coach and
bon vivante, Cynthia Morris
Hi there! I bet we have some things in common...I love to travel and am living life as a creative adventure.
I’m a certified coach, working with clients and students as a coach/teacher since 1999. One of my clients called me the Swiss Army Knife of writer’s coaches because of the range of experience I bring.
A writer since 1994, I have written in many genres: short story, essay, roundup articles for newspapers, non-fiction books, how-to articles and blogs, course curricula, and even a Paris historical novel.
Travel has informed me and my writing greatly. I've written these travel-related books: Leading Tours for Fun and Profit, Visit Paris Like an Artist, The Graceful Return, Chasing Sylvia Beach, and a memoir set in Portugal that's sitting safely in a drawer. My Journey Juju blog recounting my daily life in Portugal was a bit hit among armchair travelers! 🤓
I am also a watercolor artist and have dozens of sketchbooks filled with my travel experiences.
I've traveled extensively for over three decades. What does all this mean for you? I thrive when leading daring adventures. I live at my creative edge and help others thrive creatively, too. I will be writing alongside you in this class. This is the class I wanted to take, so I designed it with fun and creativity.
"I just want to say thank you for the Paris workshop, Cynthia. I had very high expectations for this experience and it exceeded them by far! I can honestly say that I know this has changed my life permanently. I needed this so much more than I even realized."
Write Your Travel Stories Is Not:
Feedback, critique, or “workshopping” for your writing.
Instruction on how to be a paid travel writer.
Journaling or morning pages.
An invitation to your perfectionist.