5 Myths and Realities for Writing Fiction
Writing fiction comes with a number of myths that keep many people from giving it a serious try. Don't them get you down! Here are a few things that you might hear about the industry as you're learning how to write fiction--and the reality behind them.
1. You Have to Be a Big Name to Write
Many aspiring writers are told that unless you're Stephen King or you're famous for something else, there's no point in trying to get your work noticed. But the truth is, many publishers actively look for
10 Ways to Study without Distraction
Need to get some studying done, but not sure how to handle all the distractions? Check out these helpful tips from Honolulu tutor Jinan B...
Sometimes focusing on studying can become an uphill battle between your mental thoughts, the noise around you, that game you want to play on Facebook
the list goes on. Read on for 10 simple tips and ways to study to combat distraction.
1. Create the right environment.
Distraction is often a byproduct of an environment filled with noise
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
5 SAT Math Tips for the Numerically Challenged
Nervous about the math portion of the SAT? Grab an SAT math practice test, sit down, and review these helpful tips from Merrick, NY tutor Justin L...
After you've taken a SAT math practice test or two, most students can admit that the actual "math" on the SAT really isn't that tough -- its figuring out what they actually have to do.
Sure, there may be a few shaky topics here and there or something that your teacher hasn't gone over too much, but for the most part it's not th
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