10 Crazy Writing Ideas You May Not Have Thought Of
Are your so-called creative writing exercises starting to seem a little mundane? Spice it up with these outside-the-box writing ideas and prompts
1. Explain why the chicken crossed the road.
Is the chicken fleeing the alien invasion? Leaving farm life behind in favor of a more sophisticated urban atmosphere? Headed for breast reduction surgery? Going out for cocktails? Have fun with it.
2. Describe a memorable experience from the perspective of your pet.
What does the family
7 Ways to Stay Focused in a World of Distractions
If you feel easily distracted in your daily life, you're not alone! But as a writer or artist, this can be particularly detrimental to your craft. Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Keith F. shares some of his suggestions for how to stay focused...
In our modern culture, we watch television and use the internet several hours a day. We are experiencing 'passive stimulation.' Screens with light and color keep our attention, resulting in a form of light hypnosis, with the images constantl
The Benefits of Reading Aloud With Your Child (and How to Get the Most Out of It)
How important is reading aloud to children? Here, Chicago tutor Galen B. reviews the benefits and some helpful tips...
Whether your child is not yet talking or is working on chapter books, reading aloud with her is a valuable exercise. According to the U.S. Department of Education, reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building knowledge and eventual success.1 It introduces vocabulary and word-sound association, which builds the foundation for literacy. It
3 Important Study Skills for College Students
Ready for college? Make sure your study skills are on track with these tips from Honolulu tutor Jinan B...
Doing well in college is often a balancing act: you are learning so many new things, being exposed to new ideas and people, making friends, and having fun. Having good study skills will ensure that you both succeed in your classes and also make the most of your study time, so you also have time to experience the many other facets of life that college offers. As a professor at a large
Tips for Teens: Writing Your First Novel
As a young writer, you might be wondering what its like to write a novel. What goes into the process? How in the world do authors get started, especially when you look at writers like Stephen King, who has written several novels of over 1,000 pages? Keep reading to learn how to break down the process and make it much more manageable:
Start with Brainstorming
Start small - as small as a single word or sentence. It might seem silly, but it can help you stay focused before your imagination sta