Meet The Write Life’s New Managing Editor

Meet The Write Life’s New Managing Editor

Hello there, writers!

My name is Jessica Lawlor and I am the new managing editor of The Write Life.

Wow, that feels pretty awesome to write.

You may recognize my name (or perhaps, my words). I’ve been a contributing writer around these parts for quite some time. I’m an avid supporter, reader, and let’s face it, superfan, of The Write Life and TWL founder, Alexis Grant.

Let’s get acquainted

A little bit about me:

  • At heart, I’m a writer. It’s what I’ve always done. It’s what I do now. I blog about stepping outside your comfort zone and dabble with creative fiction, too.
  • I’m a voracious reader. When I was three years old, my parents gave me a basket of books for Christmas, and I refused to open my other presents until I was finished reading each and every book. #NerdAlert
  • I quit a safe career in public relations in December to take my communications consulting, blog/brand, speaking and teaching full time. I’m documenting this journey in a series called Becoming CEO (juicy income breakdowns included, if you’re into that sort of thing). I wear *many* hats: communications professional, consultant, blogger, writer, editor, yoga teacher, adjunct professor…the list goes on. I’ve cobbled all of my passions into a career.

Now, I want to learn about you!

As a contributing writer for the site, I already know The Write Life’s community is passionate and engaged.

As managing editor, I want to work even harder to make sure our team is delivering you high-quality and valuable information that makes you a stronger writer, helps you earn money writing and moves you closer to your writing dreams.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Leave a comment in the post below introducing yourself. I’d love to say hi!
  • Like us on Facebook and join our private Facebook community to connect with more writers, just like you.
  • Join our email community for even more writing tips.
  • Become a contributor to The Write Life. Our inbox is open to your guest-post pitches. Be sure to check out our submission guidelines before sending your pitch.

For those who have been part of The Write Life community for the last year, you’ve been reading the meticulously edited words of the wonderful Lisa Rowan, editor and writer extraordinaire. Please join me in a big round of internet applause for Lisa for the dedication, creativity and love she’s poured into this site. I have very large shoes to fill. We’ll miss Lisa, but she’s onto new adventures in Florida at The Penny Hoarder. We wish her very well!

A new chapter unfolds…

Until next time,

Jessica Lawlor

Managing Editor, The Write Life

Filed Under: TWL News


  • Colin Guest says:

    Congratulations Jessica, I wish you every success and look forward to hearing more from you.

  • Deanna Blanchard says:

    Hi Jessica! Welcome! My name is Deanna Blanchard. I’ve been a direct response copywriter for almost 10 years now. I spent my first three years working on staff for a hugely successful copywriter named Clayton Makepeace — where I learned the fine art of writing kick-butt sales copy — and then I launched out on my own as a freelancer. But my dream is to be an author, and I’ve recently published my first middle-grade novel, “The Mirror of Doom,” under the pen name Bailey Baxter.

  • Angela Horn says:

    Congrats Jessica! And farewell Lisa, it’s been swell working with you! 🙂

  • Nicole Spears says:

    Congrats Jessica! How exciting. I’d love to pitch a guest post soon. 🙂

  • Lisa Lepki says:

    Congratulations Jessica! We love the blog and probably share more from this site than any other writing site. Can’t wait to see what new energy you will bring!

    Lisa Lepki
    Managing Editor
    [ProWritingAid Blog](

  • Tal Valante says:

    Congratulations, Jessica! I look forward to working with you!

    Tal Valante
    Re:Fiction Founder

  • John Soares says:

    Big congrats Jessica! I’m sure you’ll do a great job and make The Write Life even better.

  • Gillian Andrews says:

    Congratulations Jessica. Now I can look forward to visits from you twice a week. You have made amazing strides this year. You should be very proud of yourself.

  • Kelly Gurnett says:

    Congrats!! I can’t think of a better person for the job. (PS you’ll be getting some pitches from me shortly.) 🙂

  • shakespeare naskar says:

    congrats jessica love your support|

  • Sitidziwa says:


    My name is Sitidziwa Ndoya- self-taught artist, blogger and aspiring freelance copy writer, I am an unpublished poetry writer.

    Welcome ! Its nice to be with so much to share. Love you

  • Robert Bulger says:


    Congratulations on the new role. You’ll be great. Enjoy your “first day” as boss. I look forward to seeing how you put your spin on the site. For many of us struggling to figure out which way is up (in the writing world, at least), this site is an important tool for us to master. Your leadership can only help and guide us.

    Good luck and best wishes,


    • Jessica Lawlor says:

      Thank you very much, Bob! I am excited to help take TWL to new heights! Wishing you the best of luck in your writing!

  • Marsha Davidson GOLDSTEIN says:

    Congratulations! I’m sure you will put as dynamic a focus on this site as you have with your blog, Tweets and TWN leadership.

  • Jason Bougger says:

    Congrats! The Write Life is on my daily reading list and I look forward to seeing how you continue to improve this (already great) resource.

  • William Laws says:

    Hi Jessica – and congratulations!

    After a long career in corporate comms, I’m now freelancing as a content creator and communications coach.

    The Write Life is an absolutely fantastic resource for writers of every kind – where else would I find such helpful advice on the kind of writing I do to put food on the table, as well as on my fantasy novel (“fantasy” is the right word, given how long I’ve been procrastinating over it….)

    I’m based in Singapore, and I feel The Write Life kind of hooks me up with a much wider community of writers around the world.

    Thanks, Jessica, and keep up the good work!

    • Jessica Lawlor says:

      Hi William! Thanks so much for the kind words about The Write Life! We’re so glad to hear you enjoy reading and connecting with the community 🙂 Stay in touch!

  • Deven says:

    Congratulations, Jessica! hope you will enjoy more with new responsibilities.
    Best of luck for future.

  • michel henri says:

    Congratulation Jessica.

    Is there any chance for Dyslexic writers, please.

    I am a prolific writer but it worries me when people know lm Dyslexic.

  • Renayle Fink says:

    Congratulations on becoming the new managing editor! I enjoy reading The Write Life and look forward to many more wonderful, engaging posts.

  • Janine @WriteRN says:

    Congrats on the new role, Jessica! How exciting! My name is Janine. I am a registered nurse and have been a freelance writer since 2012. I am also running a new blog and a coaching business. I am excited to continue reading your blog 🙂

  • Allyson says:

    Congratulations! Your enthusiasm is catching! I have already learned a lot from The Write Life and I am excited to learn more about the many writing opportunities that are available.



  • Sherri DeRhodes says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Cobbling passions is my current goal. Looks like I’ll be able to learn from someone who’s already done just that.

    Looking forward to more TWL. Congratulations in your new role.

  • Janeen Johnson says:

    Congrats Jessica. I look forward to reading TWL under your stewardship :). My name is Janeen and I’m a Travel Writer based in Jamaica. I’m building my portfolio as well as my client list and this newsletter has been a useful resource.

  • Rob Santana says:

    Congrats and welcome, Jessica. I’m an Author/Filmmaker. Writelife is the right life.


  • peggy frezon says:

    Congratulations Jessica! I am also a superfan of Alexis and The Write Life. It sounds like you are bringing a wonderful outlook and fantastic skills to the job!
    Peggy Frezon
    Contributing Editor, All Creatures magazine