At The Write Practice, we believe deliberate practice is the single best way to learn how to write better. Geoffery Colvin likens it to hitting 300 golf balls with a single club while “continually observing results and making appropriate adjustments.” The Write Practice is an experiment to find a way to practice writing just like this.
That’s why I’m so excited to launch a new feature of our site: Tutorials.
Our tutorials will take you through a single subject, such as Characterization or Grammar. You can have the lessons sent to your email inbox every week or you can go through them on your own. The best part, though, is they will give you an opportunity to learn a new skill and then immediately apply it through deliberate practice.
Here are the tutorials we’re offering so far:
- How to Conduct an Interview Like a Journalist – A six-part tutorial that will help you improve your blog’s authority, gain new readers, and even add depth to your creative writing.
- Good Grammar 101 – Our illustrious Copy Queen, Liz Bureman, will introduce you to some grammar basics that will drive editors crazy if they see it in your manuscript.
- How to Create Memorable Characters – Interesting characters are why most people read fiction. So how do you create characters interesting enough to stick in people’s minds? Take this seven-part tutorial to find out.
For your practice today, sign up for one of the tutorials above (maybe the one you know the least about) and get started practicing deliberately.