Writing Tips for Kids: How to Write an Amazing Ending
A good story needs to be strong from the first line through the final page. It's all too easy to start strong with a great hook and an interesting set of characters, but then lose momentum along the way and stop short at the end. This can be tough for budding wordsmiths of all ages - so how can you encourage your kids and help them understand the writing techniques involved? Here are some tips for parents and private writing tutors alike...
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How to Write a Haiku | A Short History and 7 Easy Steps
Interested in learning how to write a haiku? Learn a bit about their rich history, and then take a stab at writing your own with the help of this guest post from Cherese Cobb, creative writer and self-proclaimed haiku nut:
Haiku comes from tanka, a short poem that has a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable rhythm. It was originally practiced by Japanese noblemen and Buddhist priests. During the 9th-12th centuries, writing tanka became a game called renga, where one person wrote the first three lines
30 Incredibly Effective Tips and Tricks to Learn a New Language
More often than not, the main question on a person's mind when learning a new language is, "How can I become fluent, fast?"
Between language lessons, grammar books, conversation practice, and exercises, learning a new language can be a long, challenging process.
To help you in your language-learning journey, we scoured the internet and consulted with langauge experts to compile the ultimate list of language-learning hacks.
Here are 30 incredibly effective tips and tricks to help you lea
5 of the Best Books on Writing
As a creative writer, you probably already have the determination and vision to write your great novel or short story. However, a little push in the right direction never hurts! You need to read what the experts learned as they went from unpublished to published authors. This will help you become a stronger writer or avoid the common mistakes unpublished writers make.
There are so many fantastic books on writing to check out, and you can learn something from each. Here are some of the best to
16 Unexpected Things International Students Face
Here on the TakeLessons Blog, we've explored the best cities to visit in Spain, taken a foodie tour of Korea, and even learned about fun festivals like Germany's Oktoberfest.
But what about the unique experiences international exchange students have when they come here to the US? You might be surprised to hear the things that baffle everyone else.
Curious? We were too, so when we came across an article over on the StudentUniverse blog sharing these revelations from an international exc