You want to get published. That makes sense. Most writers do.
But here’s the question: are you practicing?
Because Michael Jordan practiced.
Joshua Bell practices.
Tiger Woods practiced. He took his first swing when he was two years old.
Bill Gates practiced.
Pablo Picasso practiced. He started painting when he was seven.
But most writers don’t practice.
Most writers think they were born with whatever talent they have and they’re not going to get much better.
Most writers believe if you’re not a genius writer, you’ll never be one. They believe if you’re not a good writer, you’ll never become a good writer. They believe that we are limited, basically, to whatever talent we were born with.
At The Write Practice, we don’t believe that:
- We believe everyone can become a great writer.
- We believe everything has something important they have to share with the world.
- We believe everyone can grow through practice (and everyone can get published).
And you? Are you practicing your writing?
I started The Write Practice in 2011 with one goal, to help writers like me. To help them practice, become better writers, and get their best writing published.
The Write Practice is here to kick-start your practice. You have to write millions of words no one is ever going to see before you can write the ones that will change someone’s life.
All we ask for is fifteen minutes a day, five days a week, you will practice with fresh writing prompts, unique lessons on technique, and an encouraging, supportive community to give you feedback.
As you learn how great writers found their voices, you’ll grow into yours. And you’ll be on your way not just to publishing, but to publishing something people will actually want to read.
Welcome to The Write Practice. Ready to start your practice?
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ContributorJeff Elkins is a writer who lives Baltimore with his wife and five kids. If you enjoy his writing, he’d be honored if you would subscribe to his free monthly newsletter. All subscribers receive a free copy of Jeff’s urban fantasy novella The Window Washing Boy.
Book MentorMeghan is an author, blogger, and social justice advocate. Her work-in-progress is about working with women who were the victims of abuse and sexual slavery throughout the world. You can follow her on her website paintedorange.com.
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Sarah has written and published dozens of short stories that explore uncomfortable situations, basic fears, the general awe and fascination of the unknown. She’s currently cooking up more ways to freak you out and working on a novel. You can find her on her website (sarah-gribble.com), on Twitter @sarahstypos, and on Facebook.
ContributorSue Weems is a writer, teacher, and traveller with an advanced degree in (mostly fictional) revenge. When she’s not rationalizing her love for parentheses (and dramatic asides), she follows a sailor around the globe with their four children, two dogs, and an impossibly tall stack of books to read. You can read more of her writing tips on her website.
Managing EditorAlice has a keen eye for comma splices, misplaced hyphens, and well-turned sentences, which she puts to good use as the content editor of The Write Practice and Short Fiction Break literary magazine. A Story Grid Certified Editor, she loves to help writers hone their craft and take their stories from good to excellent.
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ContributorThe Magic Violinist is a young, aspiring author who writes mostly fantasy stories. She loves to play with her dog and spend time with her family. Oh, and she’s homeschooled. You can visit her blog at themagicviolinist.blogspot.com.
Community ManagerAuthor of the Among the Mythos series. Frothy, according to Kirkus Reviews. Thrives on regular servings of good books and cute cats. Lives in New York City.
Founder and Editor-in-ChiefJoe Bunting is a writer, father of three, and the owner of too many typewriters. He has written seven books, and his organization, The Write Practice, has helped over 10 million people become better writers. He and his wife, Talia, split their time between Atlanta, Georgia and Santa Barbara, California. You can follow Joe on Twitter and Facebook.