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Joe Bunting: Administrator, Becoming Writer, 100 Day Book, Bbp Participant, Winter Writing Contest 2016, Better Book Ideas, Story Cartel Course
Member since August 13, 2013

Joe Bunting is an author and the founder of The Write Practice. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Let's Write a Short Story! You can follow him on Instagram (@jhbunting).

Website: http://joebunting.com

Recent Writing Pieces

Pluck: Chapter 1, part 1

I first saw H on the day I found out my father was dying. That morning before school my mother had sat me down on

Nov 19
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[Week 4] Pluck: Chapter 4 (3,050 words

I got very sick this week! Throwing up, the works. Because of it, I missed 2 writing days. I was able to get 60 words

Nov 17
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[Week 3] Pluck: Chapter 1 (4,381 words)

Hey there! Last week I realized I was actually writing Chapters 2 and 3, and that Chapter 1 still needed to be written. So this

Nov 9
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[Week 2] Pluck: Chapters 2 and 3 (3,023 words)

It wasn’t my best writing week (for obvious reasons) but I’m happy that I finished something. There are two chapters here. I realized halfway through that

Nov 2
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[Week 1] PLUCK: Preface (3,334 words)

First deadline! AGGHGHG!  So, I don’t like this section. You have to post something, but I’m 80% sure this chapter will not make it to

Oct 29
7
Premise, Onliness, Intention: Pluck, a Novel

Hello all! I’m excited to be writing with you. Here’s my premise, onliness statement, and intention. I’d love your feedback, especially on the premise. Premise

Oct 19
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Adventure no. 1: My Challenge to Myself

Adventure no. 1: My Challenge to Myself In the spirit of Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, and Tim Ferriss, travel the world and write

Sept 17
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Test post for David Chase

Leave a comment, then I’ll delete, then we’ll see if comments are deleted or orphaned. Good idea David Chase.

Aug 21
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Crowdsourcing Paris: Prologue

Hey I’d love your feedback. Thanks! That morning I lay in a green park beside a palace, the sound of the Medicci Fountain in my

Aug 14
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Crowdsourcing Paris: Prologue

Hey writers! This is the prologue for my upcoming book, Crowdsourcing Paris, which is actually currently with my agent and being shopped to publishers! As

Aug 14
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Recently Critiqued Posts

WEEK TWO WORD COUNT GOAL 6,590 CHAPTERS ONE THROUGH THREE

“In Our Blood: Secrets and Lies”   PROLOGUE    Andrew Stirling sits across the table from his father Malcolm Stirling and his grandfather Alastair Stirling.

Nov 3
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[Week 2] Pluck: Chapters 2 and 3 (3,023 words)

It wasn’t my best writing week (for obvious reasons) but I’m happy that I finished something. There are two chapters here. I realized halfway through that

Nov 2
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[Week 2] Pluck: Chapters 2 and 3 (3,023 words)

It wasn’t my best writing week (for obvious reasons) but I’m happy that I finished something. There are two chapters here. I realized halfway through that

Nov 2
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[Week 2] Pluck: Chapters 2 and 3 (3,023 words)

It wasn’t my best writing week (for obvious reasons) but I’m happy that I finished something. There are two chapters here. I realized halfway through that

Nov 2
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Twisted Roots Chpt 2-4

Because of the problems this weekend I tried posting one chapter. Now I’ll finish with the work count for the week. Chapter 2 Casey drove

Oct 31
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Week 1. Shadow Girl. Book Plan

Intention Update —- On last week’s post I listed a daily word-count range of 900-1300 words per day. I am estimating that my completed book

Oct 31
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Week 1 : “The Last Nun” , Book Plan

PREMISE/LOGLINE An unhappy nun wants to leave the Order and is willing to escape from a Monastery to become a prostitute. ONLINESS STATEMENT Becoming a

Oct 31
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[Week 1] PLUCK: Preface (3,334 words)

First deadline! AGGHGHG!  So, I don’t like this section. You have to post something, but I’m 80% sure this chapter will not make it to

Oct 29
7
[Week 1] PLUCK: Preface (3,334 words)

First deadline! AGGHGHG!  So, I don’t like this section. You have to post something, but I’m 80% sure this chapter will not make it to

Oct 29
7
[Week 1] PLUCK: Preface (3,334 words)

First deadline! AGGHGHG!  So, I don’t like this section. You have to post something, but I’m 80% sure this chapter will not make it to

Oct 29
7
[Week 1]: Orphic – Intro, Ch. 1 (WC 6,571)

(premise and etc., chapter-by-chapter outline) Introduction This story is as old as Time… “Won’t do. You can’t assert how old Time is since you don’t know

Oct 28
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[Chapter-by-Chapter Outline]: Orphic

Hello, dear fellow writers and everybody else! I did it, I did it, I did it! Horribly, confusingly, bewilderingly… but I DID IT somehow! I

Oct 28
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Week One:  Book Plan   Title: The Ivy Bear

Disregard my previous Book Plan post. It’s blank! My book plan is separate from my first few chapters because I forgot to include it. PREMISE

Oct 28
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Please Help!

I’m having difficulty responding to critiquers of my work.: do I get back to them on this group page?  Thanks to Tina and Miramar66 .

Oct 22
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Error Cannot Submit work

click submit get 404: This page no longer exists what am I doing wrong. Working with Apple mac air. 3,301 words in my book plan

Oct 20
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See Joe's other Write Practice activity outside of the forums
Sneak Peek: Black Friday and Write Practice Wednesday Gifts for Writers

How’s your holiday shopping going? You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This year, we’re introducing something new: Write Practice Wednesday!

If you’re looking for gifts for writers this season, you’ve come to the right place.

Nov 19
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How to Publish a Book and Sell Your First 1,000 Copies

I work with a lot of writers, and by far the most frustrated, disappointed, and confused writers I work with aren’t the ones chasing after the publication of their first book.

It’s the ones who have already published their first book.

How do you publish your book and sell your first 1,000 copies?

Nov 9
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How to Find an Agent
Nov 5
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The Strongest Form of Characterization

How do you create memorable characters? What’s the best form of characterization, the magic bullet that will turn a name on a page into a person so vivid and compelling, you imagine they’re real?

Oct 12
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7 Day Creative Writing Challenge

How do you stay disciplined? You’re ready to commit and focus on your writing (or refocus). Where do you start?

That’s where our 7 Day Creative Writing Challenge comes in!

Oct 11
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Vote for the Winner of the Fall Writing Contest

Last week, hundreds of writers submitted their stories to the Fall Writing Contest. Right now, our panel of judges is reading through each story, looking for the ones that will make it to the winners’ circle. And while they’re hard at work, I have an invitation for you, too.

I’m inviting you to step over to the judges’ side of the submission table. I’m inviting you to try reading like an editor and decide which story you would choose as the winner of the Fall Writing Contest.

Sept 24
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Better Book Ideas: Share
Sept 23
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Better Book Ideas: Register
Sept 23
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Inside the Mind of an Author Writing a Book

Are you writing a book? If so, you might be surprised by some of the things you’re thinking and feeling. Writing a book can be an strange, emotional experience! You might even wonder if some of the things you’re thinking and feeling are normal.

Today, I want to give you an inside view of my thoughts and emotions as I write a book so that you can see that even after being a professional writer for years and writing seven books, I still struggle with insecurity and self-criticism. Plus, I’ll share how I deal with negative feelings without getting derailed by them.

Sept 14
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Let’s Celebrate the Winners of the Summer Writing Contest!

In July, we hosted the Summer Writing Contest in partnership with Short Fiction Break literary magazine. Entering this writing contest was a huge accomplishment for all our writers, and we want to celebrate the winners here on The Write Practice.

Sept 13
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Top 10 Book Ideas

You want to write, but when you sit down to get started, you realize you don’t have a book idea. Or perhaps you have so many ideas, you’re having a hard time choosing the best one. Or maybe, you already have an idea, but you just aren’t sure if it’s any good.

That’s what we’re here for. In this article are ten questions to help you get started finding your book idea. Use them as writing prompts or as a way to make your current idea better.

Don’t let the blank page win. Get started writing your book today with these book ideas!

Sept 10
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7 Day Creative Writing Challenge

How do you stay disciplined? You’re ready to commit and focus on your writing (or refocus). Where do you start?

That’s where our 7 Day Creative Writing Challenge comes in!

Sept 6
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23 Essential Quotes From Ernest Hemingway About Writing

“The blue-backed notebooks, the two pencils and the pencil sharpener (a pocket knife was too wasteful), the marble topped tables, the smell of early morning, sweeping out and mopping, and luck were all you needed. For luck, you carried a horse chestnut and a rabbit’s foot in your right pocket.” —Ernest Hemingway

Aug 31
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Want to Win Prizes and Get Published? Enter Our Fall Writing Contest

The weather’s cooling off, students are returning to school, and here at The Write Practice, we’re gearing up for our Fall Writing Contest. Because there’s no better way to welcome the changing seasons than by writing some amazing stories!

Aug 27
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Giveaway: Win a Free Premium Entry to Our Fall Writing Contest!

If you’ve spent much time around The Write Practice, you’ve probably noticed that we love writing contests. Our mission is to help writers grow, and there’s no better way to practice your craft than by entering a writing contest.

That’s why we’re excited to give three lucky writers free entry to our Fall Writing Contest!

Aug 22
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100 Day Book LIVE
Aug 13
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How to Write a Book Proposal

If you’re like most writers I hear from, you’re probably wondering how to sell your book to a publisher. Publishing is a strange and mysterious industry, and it can be very hard to find your way through it so you can achieve your writing goals. You’re in the right place though, because often, the very first step on your journey to publishing your book is writing a book proposal.

How to write a book proposal, though? In this article, we’re going to talk about how to write a book proposal for both nonfiction and fiction writers. We’ll also look at when you need to write one. And at the end, there will be a fun exercise that will help you get started writing your book proposal.

Aug 3
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Vote for the Winner of the Summer Writing Contest

The Summer Writing Contest stories are in! Now it’s your turn to vote for your favorite to win the Readers’ Choice Award.

Jul 31
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How Do You Sell 100 Million Copies of a Book?

A few days ago, as I was in the middle of revising my book, a question occurred to me: “How do you sell 100 million copies of a book? Is there a way to reverse engineer that kind of success?”

In this post, we will dissect what makes the top best-selling books of all time books so popular, and then look at how we can apply those lessons to our own writing.

Jul 20
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How to Write a Book: The Complete Guide

You have a book inside of you. Perhaps you have a great story idea. Maybe people have told you, “Your life should be made into a book!” Or maybe you feel like you have an idea that’s important to share with the world. Whatever your motivations, it’s not enough to want to write, you need to know how to write a book.

In this post, we’re talking about how to write a book, including the ways not to write a book, plus the 10 steps that I’ve led hundreds of now-authors through as they finished their first books.

Jul 6
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