How to Be a Writer: Will A Writing Tutor Help Me?
Your favorite athletes all work with coaches. A football coach creates plays and helps players adapt to the game on the field. A swimming coach analyzes individual parts of the athlete's stroke to gain more speed in the pool. A gymnastics coach finds ways for the gymnast to add more grace and power to his or her routines. Just like these athletic coaches, a writing coach or tutor is an excellent asset as you work to develop your writing and rise above the competition.
Working with a writing coa
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
The Benefits of Reading Aloud With Your Child (and How to Get the Most Out of It)
How important is reading aloud to children? Here, Chicago tutor Galen B. reviews the benefits and some helpful tips...
Whether your child is not yet talking or is working on chapter books, reading aloud with her is a valuable exercise. According to the U.S. Department of Education, reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building knowledge and eventual success.1 It introduces vocabulary and word-sound association, which builds the foundation for literacy. It
How to Write With Humor: Finding Your Voice
A writer's voice is what attracts readers to stay on the page, finish the piece, and return for more. Voice makes writing uniquely the author's, and it can sink the poem, feature story, or op-ed piece for one reader and elevate it for another. As you're learning how to write with humor, keep the following things in mind!
Humor is Important to Voice
Humor can be a great part of voice. In fact, some would argue that it is a necessary part. Humor helps the reader:
remember key points
10 Hilarious Frustrations Every Bilingual Can Relate To
Did you know that 26% of American adults speak another language other than English?
There are a number of benefits to being bilingual, such as better cognitive abilities, higher job salary, improved creativity...the list goes on.
While being bilingual has its perks, there are some frustrations that come along with it.
Weve interviewed a bunch of language bloggers to compile the ultimate list of the most common problems that bilinguals face.
1. You meet another bilingual person, but ca