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How to Become a Successful Writer: 5 Productivity Tools

The article How to Become a Successful Writer: 5 Productivity Tools appeared first on The Write Practice. Have you ever wondered how some writers publish a book or more a year? Do they have a secret that could teach you how to become a successful writer? Are there tools you could use to make you equally productive?  If you want to become a successful...

Raise the Stakes: The Ultimate Guide to Building Suspense in a Plot

The article Raise the Stakes: The Ultimate Guide to Building Suspense in a Plot appeared first on The Write Practice. As a writer, you know building a foundation for your story—with a compelling opening and a sympathetic character—will allow you to grab readers right out of the starting gate with intriguing story questions and high stakes. But once...

4 Key Reasons Planning a Novel Speeds Up Your Writing Process

The article 4 Key Reasons Planning a Novel Speeds Up Your Writing Process appeared first on The Write Practice. Do you dread planning a novel, or love it? Plotters and pantsers often have different perspectives—but which one are you?  Declaring yourself as a plotter or pantser is like being asked to pick a house in Hogwarts: are you House Planner...

Sympathetic Character: 10 Writing Techniques That Make Readers Care

The article Sympathetic Character: 10 Writing Techniques That Make Readers Care appeared first on The Write Practice. Recall a time you made an effort to get someone to like you. Did you try to get them to relate to you, or want to spend more time with you? It’s kind of the same way with the main character in your book. Readers finish books when they...

What Should Be Included in Your First Draft?

The article What Should Be Included in Your First Draft? appeared first on The Write Practice. What should be included in your first draft? Writing the first draft of a book is incredibly difficult. So much so that many writers don’t even finish their first draft. Why is this? And how can we prevent this from stopping us from writing our first drafts?...

Deep POV: 6 Key Details to Use in the Beginning of a Book (and Beyond!)

The article Deep POV: 6 Key Details to Use in the Beginning of a Book (and Beyond!) appeared first on The Write Practice. So, you’ve got an intriguing story idea and you’re picturing some of the scenes in your mind, eager to get them down on paper and begin wowing readers. But unless you ground your readers with deep POV right from the start, you’ll...

Show, Don’t Tell: The Secret to Great Writing with Show and Tell Examples

The article Show, Don’t Tell: The Secret to Great Writing with Show and Tell Examples appeared first on The Write Practice. You’ve heard the classic writing rule, “Show. Don’t Tell.” Every writing blog ever has talked about it, and for good reason. Showing, for some reason, is really difficult. Yet, it’s also one of the most important writing techniques...

How to Write Faster: A Series on How to Finish a First Draft in 6 Weeks

The article How to Write Faster: A Series on How to Finish a First Draft in 6 Weeks appeared first on The Write Practice. Do you get nervous starting a book? Does it take you forever to write that book, and because of this, you eventually end up giving it up? Learning how to write faster will not only boost your writing productivity, but teach you...

What is Suspense? Why and How It Makes Better Books

The article What is Suspense? Why and How It Makes Better Books appeared first on The Write Practice. Year after year, mysteries, thrillers, and suspense stories dominate at the box office, bookstores, and streaming services. We love suspense. We demand it in our entertainment. But what (exactly) is suspense in a story? And why does suspense matter...

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...

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