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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10 Easiest & Hardest Languages to Learn for English Speakers
Every language requires a different learning approach. Depending on how easy or hard a language is to learn, you can have varying practice times, materials, and degrees of discipline. In this article, you'll learn about 10 popular languages and their difficulty levels from our language learning friend, Julie Petersen...
Language difficulty is a hard thing to calculate. It really depends on a variety of factors, such as personal motivation and interest, desire or need, surrounding cu
What Language Should I Learn? [Quiz]
Have you ever asked yourself the question, What language should I learn? There are so many unique and beautiful languages you can learn, that choosing just one can be a challenge.
Some individuals are a perfect match for the romantic tones of la langue française (the French language), while others are more suited for the staccato rhythms of modern Italian. Are you up for the challenge of learning a new alphabet for Korean and Japanese, or would you prefer a more accessible language lik
How to Say "Cheers" in Different Languages [Video Tutorials]
Have you ever wondered how to say cheers in different languages? Think of all the situations in which the word cheers is used and youll quickly realize the versatility of this common expression that spans across cultures and nations.
Whether youre traveling, studying abroad, or simply making new friends of another culture, being able to say cheers in their language shows that you respect their traditions enough to make an effort to learn something new.
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Reconstructing Poetry: The Brick by Brick Approach
Are you interested in learning how to write poetry? A great exercise to try is taking an already-written piece, and deconstructing it. Below, Tucson tutor Lourdes C. explains the method...
If you're a word crafter and you've found your words growing thin and inadequate, maybe even trite and boring, try this original constructivist approach from an applied linguistics perspective to see if you can't get the impact back into your work and cure writer's block. The method operates o