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
5 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Beating Procrastination
Having trouble focusing on your homework? Check out these helpful tips from San Diego tutor Natalie S...
Procrastination. Were all guilty of it, and weve all experienced moments where wed rather be doing anything but the actual task in front of us. Sometimes an assignment seems so daunting that its much easier to pretend it doesn't even exist. But the fact is we all have commitments and due dates to deliver on, and procrastinating just makes it more difficult to reach our goals. Check out
Your Complete Survival Guide for Finals Week
No matter what subjects you're studying, finals week is guaranteed to be the most hectic and stressful week of classes. However, you don't have to let the stress get to you. Follow these smart study tips, overcome your procrastination tendencies, and start kicking butt on your final exams!
Make a Game Plan
Before you start studying for finals, make a list of the things you need to review, and prioritize your time so you're able to study the most important things. Next, schedule time to
Remembering Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
On Wednesday morning, 86-year-old writer and American icon Maya Angelou passed away. Angelou was a memoirist and poet who grew up in the Jim Crow South and survived childhood sexual abuse. She overcame these hardships with incredible strength of spirit, and went on to lead a creative and fulfilling life, leaving behind a legacy of joyful, empowering work.
Angelou is most known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which has become required reading for many high school
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