If you’re a writer and want to help other writers improve their craft, why not guest post for the Write Practice?
Guest posting helps you by getting your name out there (see my friend Jeff’s post about how guest posting can help you). It helps us by teaching us all something we didn’t know. It’s a win-win.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
The subject of your post should be about writing. Fairly obvious. How to write:
- young adult lit
- literary fiction
- creative essays
- you get the picture
- Every Write Practice post has two sections.
- Craft. First, teach us something about the craft. Here are some questions to get you started: What is something you do in your own writing that sets you apart? What have you learned about the craft that you can pass on to others? What do you notice writers you admire doing that you would like to imitate? How can writers better connect to their readers? What can they do to make their writing more beautiful, simple, intriguing, mysterious, clear, powerful, shocking, funny, important?
- Practice. Write a two or three sentence practice prompt. What is something we can write about for fifteen minutes to apply what you taught us?
Here’s an example practice prompt: For fifteen minutes, write about your first crush as Hemingway would. Use short sentences, write about your actions, and allow yourself only one or two sentences to describe your feelings.
- Tell a story. People remember stories. They forget tips.
- The length should be about 400 to 750 words.
- Please don’t recycle something published elsewhere (including your own blog). Also, please don’t publish your guest post elsewhere.
- However, please do post a teaser on your blog, tell your twitter/facebook friends, and email your mom about it.
- Send us an email telling us a bit about your idea. We may brainstorm with you about how to make it better for our audience.
- Once you write the post, you understand, of course, that we will have to edit your post for grammar, spelling, etc. If we make any major changes, we’ll make sure you’re cool with it before publishing.
- We’d love to post every submission, but if yours doesn’t work for our audience, we may have to turn you down. Sorry!
- If we do publish your post, we expect to see your own practice in the comments section as well as your feedback to other writers.
Thanks and happy practicing!
The Write Practice Team