Five Things English Teachers Should Teach their Students

Ah, high school English class: it's the place where you first read Shakespeare, learned the five-paragraph essay format, and wrote those annual research papers. While English class can be incredibly rewarding, there's a few things I wish English teachers taught me while I was in high school (and even college to an extent). After all, English is an incredibly valuable subject, especially since people don't seem to focus on creating good writing in a world of texting. Here's five things I wish English teachers taught me in school.

Five Reasons You Should Add Writing Skills to Your Resume

Maybe you've been blogging for while or did a little freelance work here and there. If so, you should consider adding writing as one of your skills on your resume. Professional writers are needed in every industry because words communicate ideas, instructions, and knowledge. That means writing is one of the best skills you can have on your resume. If you've done professional writing, here's five reasons why you should include your writing skills on your resume.

Blank Pages: How to fill them with Meaningful Words

Whether you write digitally or on a sheet of paper, all your writing starts with a single blank page. However, once you start to fill the page with words, you doubt yourself. You then decide to erase and rewrite what you wrote. It's not a secret that writing is a process. There's drafting, outlining, character creation, and structuring your narrative. That means the words you write will go through multiple edits as you work through the piece. Yet how do you start filling your blank page with meaningful words? Here's a few tips on how you can write content that makes it into your final draft.

Can Writing Be Taught? My Unique Take on This Topic

Every writer has their own opinion on the topic. Some believe it's nearly impossible to learn from classes while others think that this craft can be studied under a teacher. You'll find hundreds of differing opinions on this topic, and the answer usually depends on the outlook of the writer. Can writing be taught? Well, my unique take is this: if you really want to learn the art of writing, of course writing can be taught -- but it might not be in a traditional classroom setting. Here's how.

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6 Things Your Writing Room Should Have

When you think of the perfect writing place, you might imagine a quiet place without any distractions. Many writers dream about a cabin with nothing but a notebook and a beautiful summer's day. Unfortunately, this dream doesn't exist where most writers live, and even if you do live by the woods, chances are it isn't a beautiful summer most of the time. However, that doesn't mean you can't and won't find the perfect writing room. Here's six things your writing space should have.