20 Christmas Gifts for Writers

20 Christmas Gifts for Writers

Need Christmas gift ideas? Want to know what to tell your friends and family members what to get for you?

Or do you have a writer friend or family member in your life and are completely stumped on what to get them this holiday season?

Well, we’ve got you covered with this curated collection of Christmas gifts for writers.

4 Cyber Monday Gifts for Writers

4 Cyber Monday Gifts for Writers

It’s Cyber Monday, and we’re sharing some awesome deals on some of our favorite things. Hurry, though—these great deals end tonight!

Pick up one of these incredible offers for the writer in your life. Or snag them for yourself—don’t worry, we won’t tell!

Join Our Winter Writing Contest (Over $3000 in Prizes!)

Winter Writing Contest

The end of the year is fast approaching, and here at The Write Practice we want to finish 2016 with a bang. Today, we’re kicking off the Winter Writing Contest, our LAST writing contest of the year.

It’s been a wild ride to the end of 2016. As writers, I want us to finish this year out strong.

What better way to wrap up the year than with a writing contest?

How To Win a Writing Contest

How to Win a Writing Contest

Why do people enter writing contests? Some enter to get practice submitting. Others enter to motivate themselves to finish their stories.

But there’s one thing nearly everyone who enters a writing contest wants…

To win.

What Writers Need to Learn From This Election

What Writers Need to Learn From This Election

A few days ago, Donald Trump was elected the next President of the United States. As a writer, throughout this election I noticed an essential aspect of the political discourse that could—and ultimately did—lead to Trump’s victory.

I’m not a political expert, but I am a writer. And as a writer, I’ve known for months how storytelling could make all the difference in this election.

One Reason to Write a Book in a Month

One Reason to Write a Book in a Month This NaNoWriMo

Today is the first of November. For many writers, that means one thing: National Novel Writing Month has begun.

One thing’s for sure: writing 50,000 words in 30 days takes a lot—a lot of dedication, of imagination, of perseverance. It’s important to know why you’re writing at all. Focusing on that reason for starting will help you power through when the writing gets hard and you’re tempted to quit.

There are hundreds of reasons to write a book in just thirty days. Today, though, I’ll focus on just one.

Want to Write a Book? Do This First

Want to Write a Book? Do This First

Whether you’re writing a book or a blog post, it’s tempting to just dive into your writing project. However, you will likely save yourself time and create a better end product if you settle on a solid premise before you start writing.

How Do You Sell 100 Million Copies of a Book?

How Do You Sell 100 Million Copies of a Book?

A few days ago, as I was in the middle of revising my book, a question occurred to me: “How do you sell 100 million copies of a book? Is there a way to reverse engineer that kind of success?”

In this post, we will dissect what makes the top best-selling books of all time books so popular, and then look at how we can apply those lessons to our own writing.

10 Creativity Catalysts to Win NaNoWriMo

10 Creativity Catalysts to Win NaNoWriMo

This November, writers from all over the world will be joining together to accomplish a great enterprise, writing a novel in a month!

That’s right, National Novel Writing Month is almost here, and smart writers know, now is the time to start preparing. (If you’re a Write Practice reader, I know you must be a smart writer.)

What To Do After You Write A Book

What to do After You Write Your Book

You worked hard. You stayed up late, got up early, pushed through writer’s block, and finally, at long last, finished writing your book.

But after you write your book, what comes next?