5 Writing Styles to Hook Your Reader
Successful writers know that a well-constructed story will grab the reader's attention from the very beginning. A strong beginning will hook readers and entice them to keep reading. There are a variety of writing styles that can be used to create an effective hook, and understanding which one of these writing styles best matches your unique voice is an important part of developing your craft.
Some of our favorite ways to begin a story include:
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5 Ideas for Creative Writing Careers
The world is full of possible creative writing careers for young writers! Beyond strong writing skills, each career path has its own skill set and requirements - so it's important to understand the unique characteristics of each type of writing. That way, you can then shape your education and experience to better fit your prospective career.
The possibilities for creative writing careers include:
Freelance writers are self-employed and typically work on a variety of p
4 Ways to Learn a Language Like a Kid (and Why It Works)
As an adult, learning a foreign language can be tough. But it's certainly not impossible! Check out these tips from French teacher Carol Beth L. to bring out your inner kid and make learning easier...
Last week, we shared how learning a language as an adult is different from what you may have experienced as a high school student (or even earlier on, if you were raised bilingual).
While recognizing the challenges and advantages is a great first step, it's also important to put
5 Tutor-Approved Tips for Aspiring Bilinguals | Speaking With Confidence
Do you get nervous speaking different languages? Whether you're taking group classes, working 1-on-1 with a Spanish tutor, or taking advantage of online learning tools on your own, speaking is often the hardest skill to get comfortable with. Especially when you're chatting with native speakers, it can feel like they're talking a mile a minute!
But don't let your anxiety get you down. Most tutors agree the best way to improve your conversational language skills is to push yourself a bit ou
What Great Writers Can Learn From Children's Books
Most experts agree: when you're learning how to write, reading as much as possible should be part of your daily life. And that means reading everything! Here, New Milford, NJ teacher Matthew H. explains what you can even learn from your favorite childhood books...
Childrens books are normally our first introduction to reading and writing. As kids, we listen to our parents, teachers, and other caregivers read aloud to us. Eventually, we read basic sentences on our own until we a