Don’t forget to check out Scrivener Superpowers, the new book from M. G. Heron and The Write Practice!

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10 Short Story Ideas

Use these ten short story ideas to write your first ten stories, one per week, over the next ten weeks. I promise you, you’re life will look totally different if you do it.

16 Story Ideas to Change The World

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I first decided to become a writer because I believe that stories have the power to change the world. So today, I want to give you sixteen story ideas for world changing writers.

How to Fight Creative Doubt

Several weeks ago I wrote a story for The Write Practice about the hidden value of a handwritten letter. In my file, labeled Letters, I found a thirty-year old letter from Tokyo. The letter was addressed to me, at The Tokyo Journal, the magazine where I worked as a photographer and graphic designer in Tokyo, Japan in 1985.

10 Things About Rough Drafts I Learned From My First Novel

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There’s no feeling quite like the moment you realized you’ve completely finished the rough draft of a work in progress. A mix of pride and accomplishment and utter dread at how bad it might be.

Writers Have Superpowers

Writers Have Superpowers

During moments when my natural enthusiasm for the craft of writing wanes, it’s useful to have a secret weapon to draw from my arsenal that reinvigorates my mind and makes me excited about working again.

That secret weapon is the certain knowledge that writers have superpowers.

Announcing Our New Book, Scrivener Superpowers

Scrivener Superpowers

I’m very excited to announce the launch of our newest book, Scrivener Superpowers, by M. G. Herron!

Scrivener Superpowers will not only change your approach to Scrivener, it will change your writing life. Learn more about the book here.

20 Fantasy Story Ideas

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2016 is a whole new year, and our goal is to create and maintain writing momentum—but you may need a tiny push to get moving.

Consider this your push. For the next few weeks, I’ll be delighted to share short story ideas with you, and you have my full permission (and encouragement) to use them as you will.

7 Playful Techniques to Shatter Your Writer’s Block

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You want to write, but the words don’t come.

You want to write, but you’re utterly blocked.

Writer’s block can occur because you let self-criticism obstruct the easy flow of thoughts from your brain to your writing fingers. It’s akin to hardening of the arteries.

3 Ways Senses Can Improve Your Writing

Here are some of the ways using all five senses can enhance your descriptive writing.

3 Quick Tips to Find Writing Inspiration

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Have you ever sat down to write, full to the brim of creative energy, but found that you can’t think of a single idea? In my opinion, it’s one of the most frustrating feelings. Luckily there are ways to get around this. Instead of trying to come up with something totally original, why don’t you use stories that have already been written to your advantage? If you’re ever lacking in inspiration, consider using one of these three tips to easily “steal” an idea.