Practice and Perfection

76

Have you ever listened to a world-class musician and wondered how he is able to play with such grace and precision? Do you imagine the years of study and countless hours of diligent practice that such virtuosity requires? Or perhaps you

Target and darts

have watched elite Olympic athletes and marveled at the dedication and discipline it took to get to that level of competitiveness.

Excellence in any arena demands a commitment to regular practice. This, of course, includes writing. There’s no way around it. Writers improve the same way musicians, artists, and athletes do — by hard work and regular practice.

There is, however, another important ingredient in improving skills: the assistance of knowledgeable instructors. Virtually all master musicians and champion athletes can point to instructors and coaches who guided them along the way, nurturing their talents. The input of experts is essential to developing natural abilities.

WriteAtHome is designed with this basic philosophy in mind: Improved writing comes with both regular practice and expert feedback. It’s just common-sense. We offer no startling new techniques. No secret formula to make graceful, effective writing easy for everyone. Writing well requires writing often and getting help from more experienced writers. Leave out either part, and your writing will suffer.

“Practice doesn’t make perfect,” my old high school coach once said, “only perfect practice makes perfect.” Practice without instruction and advice can even be detrimental — like a basketball player who shoots two-handed, or a golfer with an awkward swing. Without a coach to correct their technique, these athletes will never reach their potential. In the same way, you might write pages every day, but without a gifted teacher or editor, you might never identify and overcome your problem areas.

Young writers often get discouraged about their writing. Writing well seems so complicated. There always seems to be something to correct or improve. Far too many students just give up and assume they just don’t have what it takes. What they don’t realize is that writing skills grow incrementally, sometimes so gradually that you barely notice the improvement as it comes, over time.

A good writing coach knows this too. He knows that students will make the same mistakes over and over before good habits start to replace the bad. The important thing is to keep at it.

WriteAtHome has shown consistent success with young writers because we understand these two essential components to sound writing development: practice and expert feedback. We consistently see growth in both skills and confidence. Whether you use WriteAtHome or not as part of your writing education program, keep these key components in mind as your students work to write better and better.

About the Author

Brian Wasko

Brian WaskoBrian is the founder and president of WriteAtHome.com. One of his passions is to teach young people how to write better.View all posts by Brian Wasko

  1. encanador
    encanador03-24-2017

    Thanks-a-mundo for the article.Thanks Again. Will read on

  2. Hei?luftfritteuse gunstig
    Hei?luftfritteuse gunstig03-24-2017

    Im obliged for the blog.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  3. photo effects
    photo effects03-24-2017

    I’а†ll right away grasp your rss feed as I can not to find your email subscription link or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly permit me recognize so that I may subscribe. Thanks.

  4. bactefort
    bactefort03-24-2017

    Really enjoyed this blog post.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

  5. utrustning
    utrustning03-24-2017

    This is one awesome blog post.Really thank you!

  6. click here
    click here03-23-2017

    under the influence of the Christian Church historically.

  7. Real Estate Agents Murrieta CA
    Real Estate Agents Murrieta CA03-23-2017

    You ave an extremely good layout for your blog i want it to use on my internet site also.

  8. hawaii online truck insurance
    hawaii online truck insurance03-22-2017

    wow, awesome article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  9. arvada plumber
    arvada plumber03-22-2017

    Im grateful for the blog article.Much thanks again. Great.

  10. reclaimed wood coffee table
    reclaimed wood coffee table03-22-2017

    Inspiring quest there. What occurred after? Take care!

  11. security in berlin
    security in berlin03-21-2017

    one is sharing information, that as truly good, keep up writing.

  12. Viagra
    Viagra03-21-2017

    I will not talk about your competence, the write-up basically disgusting

  13. click for info
    click for info03-21-2017

    I appreciate you sharing this blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  14. gta 5 glitches xbox 360
    gta 5 glitches xbox 36003-20-2017

    Hey, thanks for the post.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

  15. Rosita
    Rosita03-20-2017

    You are so awesome! I do not suppose I have read through anything like this before.
    So great to discover somebody with some genuine
    thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thank you for starting this
    up. This website is one thing that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

  16. blitz brigade cheats
    blitz brigade cheats03-20-2017

    This is one awesome blog article.Much thanks again. Cool.

  17. buy backlinks online
    buy backlinks online03-20-2017

    Keep up the excellent piece of work, I read few posts on this web site and I think that your web site is really interesting and contains circles of good information.

  18. P3O Course
    P3O Course03-19-2017

    WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I am completely overwhelmed.. Any tips? Thanks!

  19. Merlin
    Merlin03-19-2017

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet
    my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for
    quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.

    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  20. e zigaretten köln
    e zigaretten köln03-17-2017

    Say, you got a nice blog post.Really thank you! Great.

  21. love affair 2017 film
    love affair 2017 film03-17-2017

    Particularly helpful outlook, many thanks for writing.. So happy to possess found this post.. My personal web searches seem total.. thanks. So happy to get found this article..

  22. Anniston
    Anniston03-17-2017

    Im obliged for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  23. more details
    more details03-17-2017

    It as not that I want to duplicate your web-site, but I really like the style. Could you let me know which design are you using? Or was it especially designed?

  24. Raytown, MO 64133
    Raytown, MO 6413303-17-2017

    Thanks for the article post. Will read on

  25. msn hotmail login outlook
    msn hotmail login outlook03-16-2017

    There is certainly a lot to find out about this topic. I like all of the points you made.

  26. แม่บ้าน
    แม่บ้าน03-16-2017

    There as definately a great deal to learn about this topic. I really like all the points you have made.

  27. babysitter
    babysitter03-16-2017

    You made some really good points there. I checked on the net to learn more about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

  28. money earning
    money earning03-16-2017

    The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren at afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

  29. Augusto de Arruda Botelho
    Augusto de Arruda Botelho03-16-2017

    Hello i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace,
    when i read this post i thought i could also make comment due to
    this sensible paragraph.

  30. play online casino
    play online casino03-16-2017

    Some truly quality articles on this internet site , saved to fav.

  31. socialdad.ca
    socialdad.ca03-16-2017

    Thanks for sharing this fine article. Very inspiring! (as always, btw)

  32. nursing jobs
    nursing jobs03-16-2017

    Very informative blog.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  33. best natural male enhancement
    best natural male enhancement03-15-2017

    Im thankful for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

  34. black lister
    black lister03-15-2017

    Nice blog here! Also your site loads up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  35. Freundschaftsringe gunstig
    Freundschaftsringe gunstig03-14-2017

    Your kindness shall be tremendously appreciated.

  36. Jasa Like Facebook
    Jasa Like Facebook03-14-2017

    Marvelous, what a blog it is! This web site provides valuable information to us, keep it up.

  37. leading hotels of the world
    leading hotels of the world03-14-2017

    Thanks for the blog.Really thank you! Awesome.

  38. minecraft pe furniture mod
    minecraft pe furniture mod03-13-2017

    This site was how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I ave found something that helped me. Thank you!

  39. Silicon Valley Angel investors
    Silicon Valley Angel investors03-13-2017

    Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article post.Thanks Again. Will read on

  40. Romero zombies
    Romero zombies03-13-2017

    Really appreciate you sharing this post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  41. weight loss methods
    weight loss methods03-13-2017

    you might have an incredible blog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my weblog?

  42. facebook promotion
    facebook promotion03-13-2017

    Im obliged for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  43. hotel deals
    hotel deals03-12-2017

    Really appreciate you sharing this blog post. Fantastic.

  44. Make money online
    Make money online03-12-2017

    Really enjoyed this blog article.Much thanks again. Awesome.

  45. Diamond Exotic Rentals
    Diamond Exotic Rentals03-11-2017

    ne. Si elle a elle aspire aisement, que soit l aage, en l aair

  46. video analytics
    video analytics03-11-2017

    It as difficult to find educated people on this topic, however, you sound like you know what you are talking about! Thanks

  47. Engineering
    Engineering03-10-2017

    Im grateful for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  48. thanh lap doanh nghiep
    thanh lap doanh nghiep03-10-2017

    Thanks-a-mundo for the article post.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

  49. Events
    Events03-10-2017

    Looking forward to reading more. Great blog post. Really Great.

  50. full version pc games download
    full version pc games download03-10-2017

    Very interesting info !Perfect just what I was looking for!

  51. buy sneakers wholesale
    buy sneakers wholesale03-10-2017

    I think this is a real great post. Want more.

  52. check out
    check out03-10-2017

    This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I ave joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I ave shared your site in my social networks!

  53. dentistry
    dentistry03-10-2017

    Really informative blog article.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  54. Football
    Football03-10-2017

    It as hard to come by knowledgeable people in this particular subject, but you sound like you know what you are talking about! Thanks

  55. best glass dildo
    best glass dildo03-10-2017

    Great, thanks for sharing this article.Really thank you!

  56. Stop Feet Pain Fast
    Stop Feet Pain Fast03-08-2017

    Some genuinely quality content on this web internet site, saved in order to my book marks.

  57. Aguru
    Aguru03-08-2017

    When are you going to post again? You really entertain a lot of people!

  58. auto insurance quotes ma
    auto insurance quotes ma03-08-2017

    out. I like what I see so now i am following you.

  59. sp ar condicionado automotivo
    sp ar condicionado automotivo03-08-2017

    Really informative blog post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  60. fashion book review in Italy
    fashion book review in Italy03-08-2017

    I truly appreciate this article.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  61. precision pipes chennai tamilnadu india
    precision pipes chennai tamilnadu india03-08-2017

    Thank you ever so for you article post. Fantastic.

  62. Property Management West Bromwich
    Property Management West Bromwich03-08-2017

    What as Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I ave discovered It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & help other customers like its helped me. Good job.

  63. phuket
    phuket03-07-2017

    Thanks for the post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  64. lowest price of nikon d3400
    lowest price of nikon d340003-07-2017

    You get mentioned really interesting information! ps good website. |very fascinating information!. |Glad My spouse and i noticed this kind of on yahoo. |

  65. skin fade
    skin fade03-07-2017

    This awesome blog is obviously interesting additionally informative. I have discovered helluva interesting tips out of this blog. I ad love to go back every once in a while. Cheers!

  66. seo firm australia
    seo firm australia03-07-2017

    Your style is really unique compared to other folks I ave read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you ave got the opportunity, Guess I all just book mark this blog.

  67. janejohn clothing
    janejohn clothing03-07-2017

    Very interesting points you have noted, thanks for putting up.

  68. gmail signin
    gmail signin03-07-2017

    Very informative blog post.Really thank you! Will read on

  69. FIFA World Cup 2018
    FIFA World Cup 201803-07-2017

    pretty valuable stuff, overall I imagine this is really worth a bookmark, thanks

  70. zillow.com san diego
    zillow.com san diego03-07-2017

    teacup maltese puppies california WALSH | ENDORA

  71. Hudson valley singer-songwriter
    Hudson valley singer-songwriter03-06-2017

    Im grateful for the article post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  72. peace
    peace03-06-2017

    Thanks for sharing this very good post. Very inspiring! (as always, btw)

  73. Akira
    Akira03-06-2017

    I really liked your blog post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  74. hurrikane
    hurrikane03-06-2017

    Muchos Gracias for your article post.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

  75. come here
    come here03-06-2017

    aLNtp7 I truly appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank God I found it on Google. You have made my day! Thanks again..

Leave a Reply

If you like a post, please take a second to click "like," and comment as often as you like.
We promise not to correct your grammar!