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Joe Bunting: Administrator, Bbp Keymaster, Becoming Writer, 100 Day Book, Bbp Participant, Winter Writing Contest 2016
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Joe Bunting is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Let's Write a Short Story! and the co-founder of Story Cartel. You can follow him on Twitter (@joebunting).


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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.

How to Write a Book: The Complete Guide »

In March, we hosted the Spring Writing Contest in partnership with Story Grid and 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.

Let’s Celebrate the Winners of the Spring Writing Contest! »
The State of the Publishing Industry »
Week 8 : What is a Cartel? »

We love equipping writers with the best tools for the craft. And there’s nothing more essential to a writer than the pen you use to write. That’s why we’re excited to give away a Livescribe Smartpen 3 to one lucky writer!

Flash Giveaway: Win a Livescribe Smartpen! »

“Have you ever had a great book idea, tried to write it, and then failed?” I’ve asked this question to thousands of writers, and over eighty percent have said, yes, they have failed to finish their books.

Writing is hard, and you might be wondering how to write a book at all, let alone in 100 days.

But it is possible to write a book in just 100 days, and today, I’d love to share ten lessons about how to write a book from dozens of different writers who are finishing their book in 100 days right now.

Here’s How to Write a Book in 100 Days: 10 Steps »

Have you ever wanted to write a book? Maybe you’ve thought about it. Maybe you’ve even started writing, but got stumped halfway through.

Yesterday, I took a poll of writers in our community. What I found is that 85% of writers have had a great idea for a book, have even tried to write it, but haven’t been able to finish it.

Yes, finishing a book is hard. Trust me, I know just how frustrating and overwhelming it can be.

But it’s not impossible.

Here’s the story of how one author finally finished her book.

How One Writer Finished Her Book »
Week 4: Every Writer Needs a Cartel, Part 2 »

165,000 people search “how to right a book” every month.

(NOTE: Step one to write a book, get a good critique group who will catch those spelling errors.)

Seriously though, wouldn’t it be great to write a book? To see your name on that glossy cover, flip the pages filled with words you’ve written, to be able to tell your friends, “I’m an author.”

How do you write a book?

How to Right a Book in Nine (Not So) Easy Steps »
[SCC] Week 1: Lesson 0 – Welcome! »

You want to become a writer, but you’re not sure how to stay disciplined. But now that it’s 2018, you’re ready to commit and focus on your writing (or refocus). Where do you start?

Well, that’s where our 7 Day Creative Writing Challenge comes in!

7 Day Creative Writing Challenge »
Story Cartel Course: 100 Day Book Signup »

The stereotypical writer used to be a silent, brooding genius who kept to himself and rarely ventured into the outside world, except to do “research” on how the subjects of his stories lived. People imagined an entire profession of Emily Dickinsons, pale and contemplative.

However, for nearly every famous writer—from Ernest Hemingway to Virginia Woolf, J.R.R. Tolkien to Mary Shelley—this stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth.

And the truth is that nearly every great writer had a Cartel.

The Secret Cartel Behind Every Great Writer »
The Write Practice: Premium Writing Programs »
The Write Practice: Free Writing Programs »

This week, nearly three hundred writers submitted their stories to the Spring Writing Contest. Right now, our panel of Story Grid Certified Editors 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.

Come vote on your favorite to win the Readers’ Choice Award!

Vote for the Winner of the Spring Writing Contest »

Have you ever wonder how to market a book? You spend months, maybe even years writing, editing, then rewriting your book until it’s a masterpiece (or at least finished). Now what? How do you turn all that hard work into sales and, if it’s not too much to ask, money!

There are hundreds of things to discuss when it comes to how to market a book, but what are the first steps you need to take, if you’re starting from scratch? That’s what were going to talk about in this article. Ready to get started?

How to Market a Book: 10 First Steps »

If you want to become a better writer and eventually get published, you should join a writing contest. Here’s why: writing contests are one of

How This Writing Contest Will Transform Your Writing »
Join the Spring Writing Contest from The Write Practice! $1,000+ in prizes »

If you’re a writer, you’re also a reader. Reading amazing stories is the inspiration you need to write your own. And the stories you write are your gifts to other readers. This week, we’re giving away something that will be a boon to both your reading and writing. Enter now to win!

Giveaway: Win a Fully Loaded Kindle Paperwhite! »