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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

[Week 12] Pluck: Chapter 12, Chapter 13 (6,205 words)

Chapter 12 is about J’s lesson with his mentor, Mr. O, but I realized in writing it how dull their relationship is, certainly compared to

Jan 12
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[Week 11] Pluck: Chapter 11, Chapter 12 pt 1 (5,154 words)

Chapter 11, Continued Cassie had chosen Bach’s Chaconne from Partita no. 2 in D minor. Probably to embarrass me.  The piece was beautiful and dark,

Jan 4
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[Week 9] Pluck: Chapter 10, Part 2 (4,127 words)

Mr. O was pacing over the thick red and white persian carpets when I came into the high ceilinged office. Mr. O’s studio’s white oak

Dec 21
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[Week 8] Pluck: Chapter 9 pt 2, Chapter 10 (3,024 words)

Chapter 9, continued Cassie and I finished our walk at the steps of the public library. It was a breezy day and the wind pulled

Dec 15
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[Week 7] Pluck: Chapter 7 pt 2 to Chapter 9 pt 1 (3,420 words)

Chapter 7, part 2 When we finished playing an hour later I was exhausted but full to the brim. We played Wieniawski, Tchaicovsky, and Paganini,

Dec 8
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[Week 6] Pluck: Chapters 6 and 7

What I fell in love with that first class that first winter evening was that the whole goal of this wasn’t winning. It wasn’t just

Nov 30
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Pluck: Chapter 5

Before my father died, I rarely walked alone at night. Now though, I walked all the time, my mother often working late. Being alone no

Nov 26
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[Week 5] Pluck: End of Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 (3,090 words)

Tough writing week with the holiday, but I finished my bare minium, and more importantly finished the last scene in Act 1 (or at least

Nov 23
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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
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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
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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
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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
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[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
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.

Jan 8
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The First 10 Steps to Write Your Book in 2019

Do you want to write a book? Is 2019 the year you finally accomplish your dream?

A new year is a time for fresh starts and audacious goals. And if your goal this year is to write your book, you’re not alone. One year is the perfect length of time to write and publish a book, as long as you know the right steps.

Jan 3
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What Writers Accomplished in 2018

How do you become a great writer? How do you write books that people love? How do you turn your writing into a career without losing it as a passion?

These are the problems I was trying to help writers solve when I started The Write Practice in 2011, and in 2018, we did more to accomplish those goals than ever. But we couldn’t have done it without the help and support from this community.

Dec 24
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Make Your Writing Week Awesome With This One Writing Tip

I don’t know about you, but I struggle to write on Mondays. There are always so many details to catch up on, emails to respond to, meetings to attend.

But for me, last week was a pretty terrible week for my writing. I had way too many late nights cranking out words to make my word count goal. I procrastinated way too much. And I’m determined to have a better week this week. So I’m implementing one writing tip in my rhythm this week, and it might help you, too.

Dec 17
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Dec 10
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5 Author Website Tutorial
Dec 6
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4 Author Website Tutorial
Dec 5
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Write to Publish Review

When I published my first book, which became a #1 Amazon bestseller many times over, I had an edge over most other authors. My advantage  wasn’t because I’m a better writer. It wasn’t even because I’m better at promotion than other authors. It was because I had developed relationships with two very important groups of people.

How did I do it? How did I become a bestselling author before I ever published my first book?

In Write to Publish, my program that teaches you the foundation you need to become a bestselling author, I share the timeless strategies that I learned on my way to becoming a bestselling author myself. How does the program work? And does it actually help people become published, bestselling authors?

In this review of Write to Publish, I’ll share the two most important rules that changed my life as an aspiring writer, and I’ll share the three most important relationships you need to make as an author. I’ll also answer frequently asked questions.

Dec 4
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3 Author Website Tutorial Models
Nov 29
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2 Author Website Tutorial Domain
Nov 27
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1 Author Website Tutorial Platform
Nov 27
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Author Website Tutorial: Welcome
Nov 27
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Week 9: Say Thank You
Nov 26
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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 23
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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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