Welcome to a new feature here at Dream of Travel Writing–the Monday Mailbag! We often get questions from readers, folks in our accountability group, or coaching program members that we think would apply to a lot of you. Now, with permission, agony-aunt-style, we’ll be sharing a new one with you each Monday. If you have a question you’d like to see included, please send it to us at questions [at] dreamoftravelwriting.com and make sure to include a line saying we have permission to reprint your question. On to the tricky travel writing questions! The Background In our Pitchapalooza Program running this month, we break pitches into three sections that we work on separately: “P1” or the lede/lead “P2” where we explain what the story is about the “about me” paragraph or “P3” ( You can read more about our recommended pitching formula in brief here. ) But we also break the types of pitches we’re writing in three types of article pitches that we work on separately: short, “front-of-book” pieces departments features One of the members of the program asked me: “Am I missing something or do many magazines only have FOB, BOB and features (no departments)?” It’s a […]

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