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  • 9 Key Elements of a Short Story: What They Are and How to Apply Them
    by Sarah Gribble on January 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    The article 9 Key Elements of a Short Story: What They Are and How to Apply Them appeared first on The Write Practice. If you're new to short story writing, it can be intimidating to think of fitting everything you need in a story into a small word count. Do you need to apply […]

  • 9 Key Elements of a Short Story: What They Are and How to Apply Them
    by Sarah Gribble on January 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    The article 9 Key Elements of a Short Story: What They Are and How to Apply Them appeared first on The Write Practice. If you're new to short story writing, it can be intimidating to think of fitting everything you need in a story into a small word count. Do you need to apply […]

  • Phenomenal First Pages Contest
    by BECCA PUGLISI on January 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Hey, wonderful writerly people! It’s time for our monthly first-page critique contest 🙂 This contest is closed. Please try again next month. If you’d like to be notified when the next one goes live, consider subscribing to our newsletter. If you’re working on a first […]

  • Vivid Verbs: What They Are and How to Use Them (2 Examples)
    by Robyn Roste on January 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Vivid verbs show (vividly) rather than tell. These verbs help show what’s happening mentally or physically to a character. They paint a picture in your reader’s mind.  What exactly is a vivid verb? It’s a descriptive verb, which allows you to create interest and even […]

  • How To Get Your Self-Published Book Into Libraries
    on January 27, 2022 at 6:11 am

    Many of us spent formative years reading in libraries. Certainly, I used to hang out in the local library after school, reading all kinds of things. It was a haven of learning, and an escape for a quiet child who loved reading — and still does! Most independent authors want […]

  • Inciting Incident: Definition, Examples, Types, and How to Start a Story Right
    by Joe Bunting on January 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    The article Inciting Incident: Definition, Examples, Types, and How to Start a Story Right appeared first on The Write Practice. If you are planning on writing a story, there is something you need to consider besides basic plot structure. You need to determine your Inciting […]

  • Inciting Incident: Definition, Examples, Types, and How to Start a Story Right
    by Joe Bunting on January 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    The article Inciting Incident: Definition, Examples, Types, and How to Start a Story Right appeared first on The Write Practice. If you are planning on writing a story, there is something you need to consider besides basic plot structure. You need to determine your Inciting […]

  • The Hero’s Journey Climax: 3 Key Principles to Write the Ordeal Scene
    by David Safford on January 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    The article The Hero’s Journey Climax: 3 Key Principles to Write the Ordeal Scene appeared first on The Write Practice. Writing your story's climax isn't easy. And even when you outline it properly, including a great villain and a high-stakes task, putting it all into words […]

  • The Hero’s Journey Climax: 3 Key Principles to Write the Ordeal Scene
    by David Safford on January 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    The article The Hero’s Journey Climax: 3 Key Principles to Write the Ordeal Scene appeared first on The Write Practice. Writing your story's climax isn't easy. And even when you outline it properly, including a great villain and a high-stakes task, putting it all into words […]

  • Writing Magic in a Real-World Setting
    by Guest Poster on January 25, 2022 at 10:00 am

    By Liz Keller Whitehurst For centuries, people have been spellbound by magic and the supernatural. Ghosts, curses, talking creatures, portals to alternate dimensions…there’s just too much creative fodder for authors not to plumb those depths. Over time, mainstream fantasy […]

  • Why Are Characters Important in a Story? 4 Ways Essential Characters Make Contributions
    by J. D. Edwin on January 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    The article Why Are Characters Important in a Story? 4 Ways Essential Characters Make Contributions appeared first on The Write Practice. As a writer, you know that a story can't exist without characters. But have you ever wondered: "Why are characters important in a story?" […]

  • Why Are Characters Important in a Story? 4 Ways Essential Characters Make Contributions
    by J. D. Edwin on January 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    The article Why Are Characters Important in a Story? 4 Ways Essential Characters Make Contributions appeared first on The Write Practice. As a writer, you know that a story can't exist without characters. But have you ever wondered: "Why are characters important in a story?" […]