Usually, at this site, I keep to my professional tutoring and teaching news and tips. Today, I would like to share Quarancon with you. Quarancon 2022Quarancon started in 2020 as a free online fantasy and SF convention because we were not allowed to go out and have fun at in-person events. Now, two years on,Continue reading “Quarancon 2022”
Sometimes, the work published at The Drabble is so good I have to share it. That happened again today.
I didn’t write this, but it is so beautiful I wanted to reshare it. #recommendedreading
As a writer, a teacher, and a student, I have found that using a timer can help me break up my work into manageable chunks. Do I have a chapter to write? It’s best if I use a timer for 45 minutes, take a break, then go again. I can usually finish a chapter inContinue reading “Back to School Tips, Part 2: Use a Timer for Homework Blocks”
It’s time to go back to school! Whether teachers and students are homeschooling, going to public or private school, or heading to college classes for the first, second, or fourth time, it’s time for us to gear up our study habits. What kind of “gear” do we need to study? First, we need a “studyContinue reading “Back to School Tips Part 1: Attitude and A New Schedule!”
Normally, I write all of my IWSG posts at my writing blog: Tyrean’s Writing Spot. I love the longevity I’ve had with my blog. However, I have this (and another) Word Press site, so often my IWSG comments get attached to this site. Here’s my momentary solution. I’m giving you my address to Tyrean’s WritingContinue reading “IWSG and Me”
Similes are a type of figurative language. Figurative language works to convey complicated meaning, clarity, vivid writing, and evocative comparisons. There are many types of figurative language including: onomatopoeia, synecdoche, personification, hyperbole, metaphor, and simile. Similes are comparisons using the words like or as to create an interesting connective spark in the reader’s or listener’sContinue reading “Understanding and Creating Similes”
When is the best time to write? When is the worst time to write?
Discover your writing rhythms.