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Publishing Classes: Foundations of Publishing Started My Writing Career

The article Publishing Classes: Foundations of Publishing Started My Writing Career appeared first on The Write Practice. So you’ve finished your book. Have you been looking at publishing classes to figure out how to bring your story into the world? I did years ago. It was 2013.  MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech was turning fifty, I had just switched...

Elements of Suspense: How Mystery and Thriller Writers Grip Readers

The article Elements of Suspense: How Mystery and Thriller Writers Grip Readers appeared first on The Write Practice. Do you remember how you felt while reading The Da Vinci Code or Gone Girl? The sweaty palms, the pleasant shiver, the jaw-clenching tension? Remember how those well-drawn elements of suspense held you in thrall, feathering along your...

There’s No Such Thing as Original Stories: You’re Not Original and Why That’s Good

The article There’s No Such Thing as Original Stories: You’re Not Original and Why That’s Good appeared first on The Write Practice. Have you ever heard that there are no original stories? Did this turn your stomach or make you angry? You’re a writer, after all! Isn’t coming up with original stories your goal? Although the idea that there are no...

5 Types of Books Writers Should Read to Become a Better Writer

The article 5 Types of Books Writers Should Read to Become a Better Writer appeared first on The Write Practice. Do you love books? Are books what made you want to be a writer? Are you looking to become a better writer, but not sure what books writers should read?  It’s an age old lesson that if you want to be a great writer, you need to read—and...

Write or Die: Is This the Tool That Finally Conquers Your Procrastination?

Do you love writing but find it hard to be productive when working on your book? Have you tried the Write or Die app to help you stay focused? Write or Die is a writing app that uses various tools to keep you focused and productive during timed writing sessions. Not everyone loves restrictions when working on a book, but those who do often find...

Why We Stop Writing: 3 Lies Writers Need to Stop Believing

How many articles, blogs, or books have you failed to write? Or have you ever started one of these projects and then hit a hard halt? Are you stumped at why you stopped writing? Eighty percent of the time writers stop writing is because of three lies they tell themselves. Knowing what these lie are will help you notice them creeping into your writing...

3 Fundamental Lessons Fanfiction Taught Me and 5 Fanfiction Prompts You Can Try

Do you like writing fanfiction, but struggle to get going? Do you like to use fanfiction prompts to practice writing? Or, do you question if writing fanfiction will even benefit your writing?  Fanfiction gets a bad rap. Anyone can write anything and put it out there for people to read, and for this reason, there’s often a misconception that this...

Elements of Story: How Genre Impacts the Importance of Five Story Elements

Have you ever wondered how the elements of story impact your book’s genre? Do some elements of story have greater importance in a book because of the book’s genre? I can think of several times when I’ve gone to a restaurant and took the time to slowly chew my food, so I can experience how each of my senses is impacted by the food: from taste to smell...

How to Finish Your Novel Faster: 4 Lessons From (Almost) Missing My Writing Deadlines

This guest post is by Demi LeJeune. Demi is a writer of near and far future Science Fiction blended with a dash of Thriller and a lot of character. His aim is to send readers on what-if escapist adventures. Find out more on his website at demilejeune.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@DemiAuthor). When you started your novel, how long did...

3 Simple Questions to Turn Your Book Idea Into the Premise of a Book

I bet you have a great idea for a story right now. In fact, I bet you have several. But can that story idea withstand the length of a novel? If not, have you tried turning your story idea into a premise of a book? Do you know the difference?   In my early years of writing, I didn’t. And because of this, I’d sit down at my computer, all excited to...

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