About

Whether students are figuring out how to publish a travel memoir, make a living as a food writer, or elevate their voice, Write Like a Honey Badger (WLHB) gives them the information and instruction to achieve their goals.

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Food and travel writing are many people’s idea of perfect jobs. But few resources exist that offer applicable, expert lessons in how to get started and how to thrive, especially in a fast-evolving media landscape. This deficit has kept the industry exclusive and insular for decades. WLHB hopes to change that.

As writers, founders Naomi Tomky and Amanda Castleman rose through the freelance ranks learning solely by instinct. They felt there had to be a better way to welcome and guide other authors. Longtime instructors elsewhere, the pair created WLHB to bring classes and information to a wider range of storytellers, promoting diversity across the media.

Through small group classes online, WLHB offers the kind of individual attention, personalized editing, and hands-on instruction that the founders wished they had.

Support and Camaraderie

WLHB offers independent study, pitch coaching, and manuscript editing for any writers who prefer a one-on-one format or need help with a specific goal or project.

For Write Like A Honey Badger alumni, instructors also provide coaching discounts and ongoing community.

Inclusivity and Diversity

The school’s mission is broaden the world of lifestyle writing. Each term includes a minimum of one scholarship spot to a student from an under-served or under-represented community.