65 Best Audiobooks For A Road Trip in 2023

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I don’t know about you, but I love going on road trips and listening to audiobooks.

A road trip feels like a true adventure — much more so than air travel, which involves so many tiresome steps before you even set foot on the plane.

There’s something about having the car packed, getting up early, and heading out on the open road that makes me feel giddy with excitement, just like I felt when I was a kid.

Behind the wheel, you’re in control of your destiny (and destination) in a way you can’t enjoy with other forms of travel.

A road trip is a great bonding experience for you and your significant other or family members.

You have time for deep talks, lots of laughter, and shared discovery.

For me, the smaller, off-the-beaten-path highways are preferable (rather than the interstate) even if it takes a bit longer. I’m drawn to the changing landscapes, the small towns, the farms, and quaint roadside stores.

Sometimes, though, there’s no escaping the interstate or long stretches on a lonely highway. You’re forced to take a route that offers little variety in scenery and nothing much to look at.

This is the time when you’ll be grateful you brought along an audiobook or two.

I love reading books on road trips, but reading a book is a solitary experience. You can’t share it with your fellow travelers. If you’re the driver, or if reading makes you car sick, audiobooks can make those long stretches of highway much more interesting.

Do you have a road trip planned for this year?

Why not take along some great audiobooks for your next excursion?

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15 Negative Traits For Your Book Characters With Examples

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Every writer wants their books to be full of characters that leap off the page, the kind of characters that readers can’t resist.  We want our books to be unputdownable, with readers waiting desperately for our next tale. One of the things we must have to make that happen is well-rounded, complex, and interesting characters.  …

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25 Romance Tropes Explained + A List Of 50 More Romance Trope Ideas For Your Next Novel

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For writers, using romance novel tropes can be an excellent way to build a story. 

You’ll be secure in knowing that your readers will quickly recognize the type of story it is and settle in to enjoy it.

In fact, it’s really important for you to know the expected tropes for your romance genres so that you can deliver what readers want. 

That doesn’t mean every story in that genre will be the same, far from it. 

Instead, good writers can add their own spin to the tropes to create an original but still satisfying story.

But what are romance tropes (also known as love tropes)? 

Why should you use them, and how can you make sure your stories are unique?

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How To Use Commas With The Conjunction “As Well As”

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If any topic will cause a collective groan from writers, it’s punctuation. 

Some writers are precise with their commas and other forms of punctuation. 

Yet others scatter em dashes, commas, and full stops like confetti throughout their manuscripts and rely on their editors to sort things out later.

When it comes to punctuation for “as well as,” there seems to be just as much confusion. 

Is there a comma before “as well as”?

What about afterward? And why?

By reading this article, you’ll know exactly what to do when placing commas around “as well as.” 

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Your Step-By-Step Guide To Writing A Story Outline

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Writing a whole novel can seem like such a daunting task. 

But it’s far easier to complete a novel if you break it down. 

Writing a book outline is a really helpful way to break your story down into more manageable parts and to give you a clear guide on where your story is going and what to write next.

Let’s look at how to write a story outline, and we’ll give you some story outline examples to help you get started.

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How To Craft A Love Story Book Title + 63 Title Ideas

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What gets readers’ attention when they’re looking for a new love story to read? 

Of course, there’s the cover to draw them in, but when your readers can only see a small thumbnail of your cover on Amazon or other retailers, all they’ve got to go on is your name, the cover itself, and your book title.

That makes your title really important.

Choose the wrong one, and it’s less likely that your book will be picked up.

Good titles for love stories attract the right audience and help sell the book.

So how do you choose romantic book titles to suit your own stories? 

Read on to discover how to choose your love story book title, our selection of romance book title ideas for inspiration, and how to finalize your book title.

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7 Tips For Crafting A Poetic And Lyrical Writing Style

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Have you ever had the experience of reading, or even writing, a passage from a book that made your breath catch? 

The kind of writing that had you reading that sentence or paragraph over again and dwelling on the words and how it made you feel? 

It’s the style of writing that stays with you long after you’ve closed the book, leading to the condition known as a book hangover, where you’re still thinking about the last book while trying to get into a new one.

If you can still quote lines from Shakespeare and some of the great poets and writers, even though you read them years ago, you’ve no doubt been captivated by lyrical writing.

But what is lyrical writing, and when does it tip too far into purple prose? 

And how do you consistently create lyrical prose in your own writing?

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