Great Resources: The Write Practice

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Ladies and gentlemen, do you have fifteen minutes to spare? Is there somewhere in your day when you can sit down for just a quarter of an hour and write? I’d like to draw your attention to thewritepractice.com.

The Write Practice says that “Anyone can write for 15 minutes” and that “writing fifteen minutes a day, 365 days a year just might change your life.”

Helluva sales pitch.

The truth is that this isn’t just another writing blog or writers website. The site is entirely geared towards helping and inspiring writers to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) every day. The site was started by Joe Bunting, who you may have come across on twitter or via one of the books he’s published. In addition to Joe, The Write Practice also has a number of other contributors geared up to helping you.

As well as a several tutorials and a handful of online courses, the site has hundreds of articles covering every subject you could possibly want. You can dip in and out and see what’s there to interest you, or you can use the search function to find specific topics. The site also runs several contests each year so you can submit your work and there are resources everywhere. However, the best element of The Write Practice comes when you sign up to the mailing list.

Every day you will receive an email with an article and accompanying writing exercise. If you want to you can share your practice with other writers and maybe even get some feedback. It’s a real winner, especially if a daily prompt or daily exercise is what it takes to get you writing.

I really enjoy The Write Practice. I find it helpful, especially if I really just want to flex my creative muscles a little without hitting the laptop for hours. It is all a bit “American” and “Revenue Stream” at times, but when you get past that the articles are interesting and varied and the practices are really useful.

Have you come across The Write Practice? Has it helped or inspired you? Do you have any other great resources you’ve discovered?

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