Joyce Carol Oates MasterClass Review: Will This Help You Perfect Your Short Stories?
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by Sarah Gribble
6M ago
The article Joyce Carol Oates MasterClass Review: Will This Help You Perfect Your Short Stories? appeared first on The Write Practice. School may be out for summer, but it's also a great time to work on your creative writing. What does true mastery of the short story look like? Literary legend Joyce Carol Oates has a MasterClass in short fiction, and as you might imagine, there's no better person to teach you to write short stories. Thinking of taking her MasterClass but want to know if it's worth it? Wondering what you'll get if you'll sign up? Read on for my Joyce Carol Oates MasterClass rev ..read more
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Hybrid Publishing: Is it the Right Choice For Your Book?
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by Guest Blogger
6M ago
The article Hybrid Publishing: Is it the Right Choice For Your Book? appeared first on The Write Practice. If you're not sure how you'd like to get your book out into the world, the host of possibilities in the publishing industry from traditional to indie can feel daunting. But today, we welcome Jericho Writers founder Harry Bingham to share insight about hybrid publishing. Read on to see if it might be a good fit for your next book. Have you been tirelessly searching for the perfect way to give your literary masterpiece the life it deserves? For ages, traditional publishing has been the shi ..read more
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10 Writing Tips from Ursula Le Guin
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by Joe Bunting
6M ago
The article 10 Writing Tips from Ursula Le Guin appeared first on The Write Practice. Ursula Le Guin is probably best known for her sci-fi and fantasy, but she also wrote poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary fiction. She won numerous awards for her work, and today, we share a few Ursula Le Guin quotes on writing to inspire you to keep working toward your literary dream.  Photo by Marian Wood Kolisch, modified by The Write Practice I've been reading Ursula Le Guin for a long time, since I first discovered The Earthsea Cycle, which reinvigorated my love for fantasy. She's also f ..read more
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How to Waste Time: 5 Ways To Do It Well
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by Guest Blogger
6M ago
The article How to Waste Time: 5 Ways To Do It Well appeared first on The Write Practice. If you've ever found yourself wasting time or just overwhelmed with time management in general, today's guest writer has an interesting perspective on how to waste time as a writer—and still invest in your personal growth and quality time with those people and things you want most.  Welcome to guest writer Emil Rem! Read more about Emil at the end.  Every day I wake at five to begin the juggle between writing creative nonfiction and my day job as an accountant. With two such diametrically oppos ..read more
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Into vs. In To: The Simple Guide to Keeping Them Straight
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by Joe Bunting
6M ago
The article Into vs. In To: The Simple Guide to Keeping Them Straight appeared first on The Write Practice. Stuck on the distinction between “in to” and “into”? You're not alone! Using the single word “into” is often misplaced with two individual words, “in” and “to.”  In this article, you'll learn some quick grammar rules that can help you remember how and when to use these words in the English language to avoid this common error.  Into vs. In To The quick version: Use “into” to describe where something is: going inside something else. Use “in to” based on the verb t ..read more
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Expository Essay: 3 Building Blocks to Propose an Idea and Defend It
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by Dixie-Ann Belle
6M ago
The article Expository Essay: 3 Building Blocks to Propose an Idea and Defend It appeared first on The Write Practice. If you saw the words “expository essay” on a writing assignment, would your mind draw a blank? Would you immediately feel as if you had stumbled into unexplored territory? Well there's good news. This post is written by guest writer Dixie-Ann Belle. You can learn more about Dixie-Anne at the end of this article. Welcome Dixie-Ann!  You might not realize it, but chances are this is not your first encounter with this type of essay. Once you have been writing essays in acad ..read more
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Write About Yourself: Tips and Prompts
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by Joe Bunting and Sue Weems
6M ago
The article Write About Yourself: Tips and Prompts appeared first on The Write Practice. When you have to write about yourself, do you hit a roadblock? If so, you're not alone. There are a number of situations when you have to write about yourself for school, work, or publication. Let's break down a few ways to make it easier and then use some prompts to get you started. When Do You Have to Write About Yourself? Several scenarios might require you to write about yourself from personal essays to job applications and biography blurbs.  The key for each is to think about the purpose and the ..read more
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First Draft Definition: Key Differences Between First and Second Drafts
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by Callie Sutcliffe
6M ago
The article First Draft Definition: Key Differences Between First and Second Drafts appeared first on The Write Practice. Have you ever wondered which draft you are working on? Do you wonder what the difference is between your first draft, your second draft, and editing your book? Let's break down the first draft definition and the differences between drafts. When writing multiple drafts of a book, you may be halfway through your rough draft and decide to start over. Or you may have written the entire manuscript, but then wish to scrap it and start fresh. And when considering this, you questi ..read more
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Writing Theme: The Simple Way to Weave a Thematic Message into Your Story
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by J. D. Edwin
6M ago
The article Writing Theme: The Simple Way to Weave a Thematic Message into Your Story appeared first on The Write Practice. Does the concept of “theme” confuse you? Do you have trouble writing a strong theme, or weaving a theme into your story? How do you write a theme in literature?  If theme confuses you, you’re not alone. Lots of writers struggle to identify a theme in their book—and many don't even know what thematic message the are communicating through their story until a second or later draft. The good news is, there are writing tips you can use when weaving a thematic message (or ..read more
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How to Write a Blog Post: The 3 Best Blog Post Templates
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by Joe Bunting
6M ago
The article How to Write a Blog Post: The 3 Best Blog Post Templates appeared first on The Write Practice. How do you write a great blog post? Do you wish you had a blog template to guide you in this writing process? One that gets your blog clicks, is shared on social media, and grows your online audience with readers who will not only benefit from the content you're sharing, but also keep coming back to learn more? There are thousands of marketing tips and formatting tricks you can use to grow your blog and get more readers, but the reality is that unless you're writing great conte ..read more
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