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5 Writing Lessons I Learned From The Voice

5 Writing Lessons I Learned From The Voice

As writers, we are artists. We create through inspiration—a spark brought to fruition through discipline, hard work, and practice. And we draw inspiration from everywhere around us.

That includes the singing competition The Voice. Singing is a different art form from writing, but there are many lessons we writers can draw from it.

How to Find the Best Fiction Writing Exercises in Your Favorite Novel

How to Find the Best Fiction Writing Exercises in Your Favorite Novel

Writing practice is at the heart of everything we do here at The Write Practice. Every week, we share new fifteen-minute writing exercises to help you practice and grow as a writer.

But what if you could build your own practice exercises? What if you could find something you love in a story someone else has written, and then practice how to recreate that yourself? What if you could take the lead in your own growth as a writer and learn from your favorite stories and authors?

You can! Here are three steps to help you analyze any text to learn its secrets and apply its lessons. 

Writing Prompt: Two Reasons to Write About Departures

Writing Prompt: Two Reasons to Write About Departures

Whether leaving for vacation or a job in a new city, departures can be stressful, exciting, and full of conflict. Use this prompt to reimagine a departure today in your writing time. 

I think there are two qualities about any departure that make them great for writing. See if you agree and try this prompt with me today!

50+ Inspiring Quotes About Writing and Writers

50+ Inspiring Quotes About Writing and Writers

The best way to become a better writer is to write and then to publish your writing, whether you publish it on a blog, in a book, or with a close friend. It’s only by practicing writing, and getting feedback on it, that you can improve.

That being said, it never hurts to learn from those who have gone before you, and over the years, we’ve compiled a lot of excellent advice from the best writers on how to become a better writer.

Best Black Friday 2019: Book Writing Deals

Best Black Friday 2019: Book Writing Deals

I woke up this morning to a deluge of emails about Black Friday offers, which I inevitably greet first with suspicion and cynicism, then vague interest, then a growing realization that, hey, some of these are actually really good deals! 

At The Write Practice, we have long been tracking the best tools for writers and writing software. The cool thing is that today a lot of those tools are steeply discounted. Here are some of the deals I spotted today.

The Write Practice Pro Review: Does this Online Writing Workshop Actually Work?

The Write Practice Pro Review: Does this Online Writing Workshop Actually Work?

How do you write beautiful, award-worthy books and short stories?

One of the best ways is to join an online writing workshop, a collection of other writers who can give your writing feedback so that you can make your chapters, stories, and ultimately books better.

And the best online writing workshop, in my opinion, is The Write Practice Pro. What is The Write Practice Pro, and how can it help you finish your books, get published, and become an award winning, bestselling author? In this post, I’ll be sharing my Write Practice Pro review. I’ll also talk about how I personally use it the writing tool.

Why Writers Should Travel: The Best Cities for Writers to Travel To

Why Writers Should Travel: The Best Cities for Writers to Travel To

How do you become a better creative writer? That was the question I was facing in my own life more than ten years ago. I wanted to be a writer, was even writing part-time for a local magazine, but I didn’t know how to make my dreams of becoming a professional writer happen.

Five years later, I had finally made it, and now, five years after that, I’m earning over $100k from my writing.

How did I do it? It took so many things, but one of the first, and most important, was travel.

In fact, I believe every writer should travel. In this post, I’ll explain why. But I don’t want you to just take my word for it. No, I actually want to send you on a trip to Paris, one of my favorite writing destinations, on me.

Win a Flight to Paris in Honor of My New Book!

Win a Flight to Paris in Honor of My New Book!

My new book, a real life adventure story set in Paris called Crowdsourcing Paris, launches in just a few days. And in honor of the launch, I want to fly you to Paris. For real. I’m hosting a giveaway in which one reader can win a ticket to Paris paid by me. Call...
How to Enjoy Writing and Make the Most of NaNoWriMo

How to Enjoy Writing and Make the Most of NaNoWriMo

Do you hear that sound? The furious scratching of pens and the clacking of keyboards has begun around the world as the month of writing abandon is finally here. Whether or not you’re participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), here are a few quick tips to help you enjoy writing this month, no matter what your goals are. 

How to Become a Writer in 2020: 3 Simple Steps

How to Become a Writer in 2020: 3 Simple Steps

So you want to become a writer.

Perhaps you write because it makes you feel alive. Perhaps you read a book that made you think, “It must feel amazing to write something like this. Maybe I could be a writer.” Perhaps you feel like you can’t not write.

So then, how do you do it? How do you become a writer?

How to Use Six-Word Stories As Writing Prompts

Six-word stories are a great way to practice your writing without actually having to write much.They can also be used to warm up before working on a novel or short story.

When I had first heard about six-word stories, I thought, “A whole story in six words? That’s impossible!”

Then I wrote my first six-word story—and it was really easy, not mention fun! Once you write your first, you can write a whole army of them. Here’s how six-word stories can be used as a great writing prompt.

3 Tricks for Writing Even When You’re Sick

3 Tricks for Writing Even When You’re Sick

As writers, we create new realities, which demands we use our experiences to inform our work. A stroll with a friend in a park or a dance in a fountain will translate into chapters.

We don’t just have to grab the good times. We can do this with illness as well. When we are sick, we should try and take a step back and learn about how our characters will feel when they are struck with a disease.

One Frightful Characterization Tip That Will Transform Your Stories

One Frightful Characterization Tip That Will Transform Your Stories

People are complicated. I know, that’s like saying, “Hey, fire is hot!” but when it comes to characterization, this needs to be said. Our tendency as authors is to stick imaginary people into tiny two-dimensional categories, forgetting that no human being fits into tiny two-dimensional categories.

One of the things that makes humans so confounded complicated is we are not logical.

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