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

Last week, hundreds of writers submitted their stories to the Summer 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

So you’ve decided to independently publish your book rather than pursue a traditional publisher? I know how difficult that decision can be. Publishers know how to sell books. Without their support, how will you reach your readers? One of the great benefits a traditional publisher brings to the relationship is a network of agents and

I’ve been working through revisions, and last week I found myself discouraged, feeling like I would never be finished. I needed a short, fun writing prompt to get some new words on the page and break up my revision schedule. An overheard conversation inspired this quick flash fiction writing prompt. See if it sparks a

Today’s guest post is by Audra Russell. Audra is a freelance writer, blogger, and native Jersey girl who has been living in a Maryland world for the past twenty-one years. She’s in the process of publishing her first novel. She loves creating short stories and sharing writing tips and tricks for emerging writers on her website,

As writers, we’re constantly trying to get our names out there, to get someone other than our parents to read our stories. We like to say we’re just in it to entertain or amuse people, which is all well and good, but what we really want to know is how to sell books. The #1