“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
—Virginia Woolf

Announcing Our 5th Anniversary Writing Contest

5th Anniversary Writing Contest

We’re so excited to celebrate The Write Practice’s fifth anniversary! We started the party last week by launching our newest book, How to Win a Writing Contest.

But it gets better! We’re not only sharing with you our best writing contest resources. We’re giving you an opportunity to put them to use right away.

That’s right—today, we’re opening the 5th Anniversary Writing Contest!

The Secret to Winning a Writing Contest

The Secret to Winning a Writing Contest

In this post, I want to share a secret I’ve learned about how to win a writing contest. Plus, I published a new book yesterday all about how to get the most out of writing contests (and I want to give it to you for free).

Flash Giveaway: Our Fun Writing Toolkit

Flash Giveaway: A Fun Writing Toolkit

This Friday, we’ve got an awesome surprise for you: a flash giveaway!

We love to share awesome stuff with our community, so today, we’re giving you a chance to win some fun writing tools.

Hurry, though—the giveaway ends tonight!

P.S. You may want to write a short story sooner than you think. Next week, we’ll be announcing an exciting reason for you to sit down and write.

Get prepared by entering this giveaway for our story writing toolkit now!

5 Essential Questions Every Writer Should Ask Themselves

5 Essential Questions for Every Writer

I often hear the same questions from writers, questions like, “How do I make a living as a writer?” or, “How do I write a bestselling book?”

These are the wrong questions, and that’s a huge problem because I believe the questions you ask yourself can change your mindset and how you approach your writing.

What are the right questions? In this article, I’m going to share the five essential questions every writer should ask themselves.

Top 100 Short Story Ideas

100 Top Short Story Ideas

Do you want to write but just need a great story idea? Or perhaps you have too many ideas and can’t choose the best one? Well, good news. We’ve got you covered. Below are one hundred short story ideas for all your favorite genres. You can use them as writing prompts for writing contests, for stories to publish in literary magazines, or just for fun!

Get started writing with one of these short story ideas today.

Announcing Our Spring Writing Contest

Becoming Writer Spring Writing Contest

Today, we’re officially opening the BW Spring Writing Contest! Here at Becoming Writer, we’re all about exceptional writing contests, and we’re excited to share what makes this one special. In general, writing contests offer motivation to write and prizes for the winners. But we know we can do more. What if a writing contest didn’t just ask you to write a winning piece, but helped you to grow as a writer along the way?

Stop Feeling Like an Imposter


Do you ever feel like a writing imposter? Like you’re just faking this writing thing, waiting for everyone to figure out you have no idea what you’re doing? I challenged my friend, author S.J. Henderson, to write a poem a few days ago. She took me up on my challenge, wrote a poem, and it turned out beautifully. […]

How to Become a Full-Time Writer

How to Become a Full-Time Writer

Have you ever thought about becoming a full-time writer? If you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing that you have. Or maybe you’re already writing professionally, but would like to 1) find writing work you’re more passionate about or 2) earn more.

The question is, why haven’t you done it yet?

Why We Changed The Write Practice’s Website

Welcome to the New Write Practice Website

As you may have noticed, we’ve made several major changes to The Write Practice’s website.

This is the beginning of a new season for The Write Practice, and I’m so excited to tell you about what we’re doing to help make your life as a writer easier and more meaningful.

Let me show you what we’ve been up to.

The Most Important Practice for Writers

The Most Important Writing Practice

This community is built on the idea of practice, but a good writing practice is about much more than grammar, vocabulary, or storytelling techniques. The best writing practice, what every writer needs to practice each day is openness.