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
5 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction
Imagine transporting yourself into another time -- pretty cool right? This is exactly what readers get to do with the historical fiction genre. If you're interested in trying your hand at writing historical fiction, here are some tips for creating that immersive experience for your readers.
1. Define Your Time Period
You may have an idea for the general era in which you want your story to take place, but that's not the same thing as a defined time period. For instance, the Middle Ages enco
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
How Long Does it Take to Learn a Language? Find Out Here.
These days, almost everyone has an excellent reason to learn a language. International business, cross-cultural friendships, and multi-country travel have made language proficiency a common goal.
Many people on the path to fluency find themselves asking, How long does it take to learn a language? In this blog post, well share some interesting statistics, but also a few reasons why there might not be a clear-cut answer.
How Long Does it Take to Learn a Language?
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How to Avoid (and Check for) Plagiarism
With so many resources available today, the temptation to plagiarize can be strong for students. So how can you check your work to make sure you're not walking the line? Here are some tips from Fallbrook, CA tutor Sarah B.:
Copying and using the writing of others as ones own called plagiarism used to be difficult, before modern computers. Today, digital text makes it easy. Copy and paste. Bingo. Perfect writing.
Why not plagiarize instead of crafting original prose? Beca