“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou

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?

Welcome to the New Write Practice 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 Writing Practice

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.

Good Books Are About Problems

Good Books Are About Problems

Good books, good stories, are about problems not solutions.

This is something I tell my students, my ghostwriting clients, my contributors on The Write Practice. I say this again and again because people rarely realize it.

Breathe Your Story

Breathe Your Story

Your story is going to be great. Your book? It’s going to be great. It’s going to get written. Don’t worry.

Breathe your story in. Breathe your story out.

Want to be a better editor?

What do you hate most about editing

Every once in a while, we pause our normal schedule to ask you, our amazing readers, what you would like to learn about.

Over the next couple of weeks, I want to develop more lessons and tools on what your biggest challenges are, specifically, your biggest challenges with editing and rewriting.

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.

How to Choose the RIGHT Tense for Your Novel

How to choose the right tense for your novel: past tense vs. present tense

One of the first decisions you have to make when you’re writing a novel or short story is which tense to use. There are only two viable options: past tense or present tense.*

Which tense should you choose for your novel?

The No-New-Year’s-Resolution Life Plan

The No New Year's Resolutions Life Plan (for Writers)

Did you set any New Year’s resolutions for 2016? Have you broken any of them yet? New Year’s resolutions sometimes get a bad rap, but research backs them up. In fact, you are ten times more likely to achieve your goals if you make resolutions than those who don’t. Even so, only eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions.

Perhaps there’s a better way, a way to reach your goals without feeling like you’re letting yourself down when the scale on your bathroom floor tells you the wrong number or your savings account balance just isn’t as high as you hoped it would be.