Huzzah, it’s time to submit!

Greetings, writers! The link to submit your story to the judges is finally open. Submit HERE.

Please note that there’s NO RUSH. The submission deadline is Sunday, May 29, so you still have a several more days to make your story as good as it can be.

(P. S. Don’t forget to keep helping your fellow writer in the Spring Contest workshop!

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?

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 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.

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.

What do you hate most about the editing process?

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.