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

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

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

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.