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.

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.

2015 New Year Highlights

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Happy New Year!

It’s been the best year for our writerly community at The Write Practice yet. Here are a few highlights…

Christmas Writing Prompt

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! The Write Practice will be on hiatus from Thursday, December 24 through at least Sunday, December 29.

In the meantime, here’s a Christmas writing prompt to give you some creative inspiration over the holidays.

Announcing the Anniversary Writing Contest

Anniversary Writing Contest SHORT

TODAY our community, Becoming Writer, became a year old. Becoming Writer is a membership community that turns aspiring writers into daily writers, and I’m so excited that we’ve reached our first anniversary.

We wanted to do something awesome to celebrate, and so today, we’re announcing a new writing contest, which we’re hosting jointly with Short Fiction Break. The top story will win a $300 cash prize, and the two runners-up will get $100 each.

To Become a Writer, Just Do These Two Things

To Become a Writer, Just Do These Two Things

Why did you first have the idea to become a writer? I could be wrong, but it was probably because you read a book that touched you so deeply, that pierced you to your core, that you thought, “Wouldn’t it be amazing to inspire this feeling in others?”

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Writers (and Those Who Love Them)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Writers

In this post, we share the best Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday steals we’ve found for writers and those who love them.

Why Should Anyone Read Your Story?

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If you’re like many talented writers, your story might not be very interesting. In fact, it might be pretty boring. Too often, writers get caught up trying to express themselves and forget their audience. The best stories aren’t about how the author feels. The best stories are about how the reader feels