[Blog] Straight from the Heart blog post Oct 14, 2022

Roadtrippers Writing Coach Rob Lewis on appealing to the heart before the brain.

I am lucky to be married to a stellar woman. But it wasn’t luck that brought us together. 

I lived in CT and Tammy in Chicago. Her sister, who  lived in NY and played bass for a musical group I sang...

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[Blog] Should You Query Through Twitter Pitch Events? 5 promoting your writing agents blog post Mar 17, 2022

Querying an agent can be exhausting and terrifying. There are a multitude of ways to query an agent, ranging from writers’ conferences to emailing a submission. But there is another way to query that is not as well-known: Twitter pitch events.

Twitter pitch events are a virtual opportunity...

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[Blog] How Do I Keep My Reader's Attention? 3 honing the writing craft blog post Jan 05, 2022

Didn’t you hear? Humans have the attention span of a goldfish.

The statement may be a stretch (even though Ted Lasso made us all believe it’s an immutable truth!), but the idea behind it isn’t. The attention span of a human is short.

You may wonder how a person’s short...

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[Blog] A New Writing Challenge: Join NaNoWriMo for the Month of November! blog post Nov 02, 2021

Today is November 1st, and do you know what that means? 

We’re beginning NaNoWriMo!  

If you’re not familiar with National November Writing Month, it’s a global challenge to write a 50K novel throughout the span of November. It’s typically used as a means to...

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Finding My Writing Voice 3 honing the writing craft blog post Mar 23, 2020

by Melissa Parks

I thought I wasn’t a writer.

Sure, I earned a bachelors and masters in English and learned how to impress professors with lengthy sentences stuffed with semi-colons and fancy, sesquipedalian words. I even worked for a publishing company, where I was surrounded by...

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