You want to write. Your newest idea or draft has been sitting there for days, accumulating dust and regret. You’re wondering how to find time to write. You have to write. But you also have a family. The kids need picked up, dinner needs cooking, and that living room isn’t cleaning itself. Your spouse has an event

Rejection may be one of the hardest parts of writing. After pouring our lives into our manuscripts, it feels personal when someone tells our work isn’t good enough. Even if we know in our minds how to handle rejection, our hurt and disappointment can make us want to lash out. Additionally, when we are submitting

Last week, hundreds of writers submitted their stories to the Fall Writing Contest. I’ve so enjoyed seeing how these stories have developed. Our contest Facebook group was full of lively conversations, writers collaborating to help each other find the best ideas and tell unique, creative stories. They’ve workshopped their stories and given each other great feedback

A few months ago, I posted an article about avoiding clichés here on The Write Practice. The (bland) title I proposed was “How to Avoid Clichés.” The published title read: “How to Avoid Clichés (Like the Plague).” I grinned when I read it and said another thank you to a quiet hero of the publishing

In the writing world, flash fiction is like an appetizer. These “short short” stories may be small and end quickly, but they can be so satisfying. The trick isn’t to treat them like a short version of a longer work, but rather as an art form all its own. That’s not to say it isn’t

Ernest Hemingway was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Writers such as J.D. Salinger and Ray Bradbury have claimed Hemingway as an influence. Most writers seem to either love him — and are influenced by his clear, direct prose — or hate him. John Irving said he objected to the “offensive tough-guy

This guest post is by B. O’Malley. B.O’Malley started his film career in 1994, reading and covering scripts for the literary agency Media Artists Group. In 1997, he went to work for Roger Corman (Little Shop of Horrors), then in 1999 assembled a team of top-notch screenwriters to launch the script coverage service SCREENPLAY READERS. Polishing a

Writing books is a ton of work. And when you’re done, you probably want to share it with the world, and make a profit on all of your labor. But the sales don’t come like you’d expect — except from your supportive family, of course. If only you knew how to sell books to someone

Writing Prompt: Monster

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 by

Sometimes, all you need to give your writing a boost is an inspiring writing prompt. And when it comes to writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. A Monstrous Writing Prompt Today’s writing prompt is just one word: monster. “ Write a story based on the prompt “monster.” Tweet this Tweet Want to take it further? Here

The weather’s cooling off, students are returning to school, and here at The Write Practice, we’re gearing up for our Fall Writing Contest. Because there’s no better way to welcome the changing seasons than by writing some amazing stories! Are you excited for the contest? We are! Read on to find out why. Or, click

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