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 Weeks to Success: Your GMAT Study Schedule [Infographic]
Prepping for the GMAT? You probably know better than to procrastinate - perhaps you've read our GMAT study tips, downloaded some practice tests from the Internet, and marked the test date in red on your calendar already. But how do you put your plan into action? What should your GMAT study schedule look like? Check out this handy infographic from online tutor Natalie S. to make sure you're on track...
Natalie S. tutors online in English, ESL, History, Phonics, Reading, and Test Prep. She re
Top 10 Language Learning Games for Students of All Ages
No matter what language youre learning, games make the journey to fluency more fun and exciting! Board games, apps, and group activities also help you practice your skills more efficiently in between private language lessons.
For memorizing those vocabulary words and mastering your grammar, here is a list of the top 10 language learning games available today.
Top 10 Language Learning Games
Language Learning Games to Play on Your Phone
1. Languages By Lyrics
Cost: Free, with a
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