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Writing Discipline: Why Talent Isn’t Enough (And What You Need Instead)

The article Writing Discipline: Why Talent Isn’t Enough (And What You Need Instead) appeared first on The Write Practice. Do you sometimes feel like you'll never succeed as a writer? Do you read other books and worry you're not talented enough? Or question if talent is enough? Comparison is almost never an effective strategy for finding writing...

When It’s Time to Start Over

The article When It’s Time to Start Over appeared first on The Write Practice. How many of you have been writing for a while? Have a story that you just can't seem to finish? This article is for you—though if you're brand-new, this will eventually apply to you, too. Ahem. There will come a day when it's time to start that story over from scratch. ...

What Is an Epigraph? A Smart Author’s Guide for 2023

The article What Is an Epigraph? A Smart Author’s Guide for 2023 appeared first on The Write Practice. If you've opened a novel and seen a quote on the opening pages then you've seen a literary epigraph. But what are they really? Why do authors use them? And how do you know if you need one for your own work in progress? What is an Epigraph? The...

Discover Who Your Character Is With This Quirky Writing Prompt

The article Discover Who Your Character Is With This Quirky Writing Prompt appeared first on The Write Practice. There are several ways to reveal who your character is in a story: through how they dress, their posture, and through what they value. But the best way to determine who your character is is through their actions. And a fun way to observe...

AI Story Generators: Top Tools and Ethics for AI Assisted Fiction

The article AI Story Generators: Top Tools and Ethics for AI Assisted Fiction appeared first on The Write Practice. Have you seen the social media buzz about AI story generators and other artificial intelligence writing software like ChatGPT? The breakthroughs in AI have prompted a discussion about how we write and the ethics of AI-assisted writing....

Character Description: 6 Tips from Stephen King’s Memoir

The article Character Description: 6 Tips from Stephen King’s Memoir appeared first on The Write Practice. When we read books with characters we love, we can learn how to write our own characters by studying what details the writers included. Which details do you need? Let's look at the advice Stephen King gives in his book On Writing: A Memoir of...

How to Make Money Writing a Book: First Steps to Successful Income Streams

The article How to Make Money Writing a Book: First Steps to Successful Income Streams appeared first on The Write Practice. Many aspiring writers believe that once they finish and publish the book, the money will just roll in without any further action or plan! In fact, every time I visit a school to share my books, I can count on one bright-eyed...

Literary Crisis: Why a Dilemma Will Make Your GOOD Story GREAT

The article Literary Crisis: Why a Dilemma Will Make Your GOOD Story GREAT appeared first on The Write Practice. You've turned to literature in times of crisis and dilemma, but have you considered how important a crisis or dilemma is in literature? After you finish writing a book, you should be proud. You're probably excited. Visions of publishing...

What Is Plot? The 6 Elements of Plot and How to Use Them

The article What Is Plot? The 6 Elements of Plot and How to Use Them appeared first on The Write Practice. You want readers to love your story, to pick up your book and be so immersed they won't be able to put it down. To do that, though, you need to have a great plot. But what is plot, and how do you craft one into a great story? In this guide,...

How Are You? Good vs. Well

The article How Are You? Good vs. Well appeared first on The Write Practice. When someone asks, “How are you?” should you say you are good? Or that you are well? Today let's look at the difference between these two words, good vs. well, to better understand when and how to use each correctly. Good vs. Well Quick visualization exercise: Think back...

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