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:
Asking a question: The first line of the iconic c
How to Write a Book: Advice From a Published Author
Is your life full of crazy ups and downs - drama, suspense, romance - mixed with colorful, over-the-top characters? Have you always wanted to learn how to write a book, but upon sitting down with only your writing medium and your mind, you're not quite sure where to start?
We recently chatted with TakeLessons writing tutor and professional journalist, short story, and fiction writer Sarah B., to pick her brain and find out her advice for aspiring writers who want to know the "secrets" of
10 Hilarious Frustrations Every Bilingual Can Relate To
Did you know that 26% of American adults speak another language other than English?
There are a number of benefits to being bilingual, such as better cognitive abilities, higher job salary, improved creativity...the list goes on.
While being bilingual has its perks, there are some frustrations that come along with it.
Weve interviewed a bunch of language bloggers to compile the ultimate list of the most common problems that bilinguals face.
1. You meet another bilingual person, but ca
7 Simple Steps for Journalistic Writing
Interested in trying your hand at journalistic writing? Here, Olympia, WA tutor Tali H. explains the seven simple steps for writing an article...
Being a reporter has a number of benefits: you get to meet people, talk, find out about whats going on in your community, and keep your writing skills in tip-top shape. However, it can also be difficult especially if youre trying to meet an upcoming deadline. Heres a simple breakdown for writing a medium-length journalistic article if youre
9 Proven Language-Learning Tips Just for Summer
We get it -- summertime often means vacations where you'll be out of your regular routine, and maybe even taking a break from your classes or lessons. Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. offers some tips for avoiding the dreaded learning loss, while still enjoying your summer...
Practice makes perfect, and language skills are no exception. And while we don't recommend taking time off from learning, we understand the summertime mindset.
If you must take a break, you can avoid major le