Writing Query Letters

A query letter is a writer’s first step to becoming a published author. The query letter is used to catch the attention of agents and editors and get them to start reading your manuscript. It needs to be captivating, well written, and articulate the atmosphere, world, and main conflict of your story, as well as [...]

Between You and Me, You Still Don’t Know When to Use “I”

In the 90’s, all the kids were saying, “Me and this person are good friends” or, “Me and this person are going to the mall.”  When teachers and other adults caught onto this, they started to come down hard on the younger generation to make sure they were saying “This person and I” instead.  Although [...]

Writing an Original Oratory

An Original Oratory is an event in Speech Debate which consists of, dependent on grade level, a 6-10 minute memorized speech written by the speaker! Original Oratory is an art, and Oratories are usually presented during competitions, so in order to succeed you must know how to properly create one. Here are 8 easy steps [...]

Writing Conclusions

For this tip I’m going to talk about conclusions in academic papers. The Basics: The conclusion not only summarizes the thesis and main points of your paper, but it also shows how each point is connected to the whole. The thesis is the map to your paper so the conclusion both restates the path that [...]

How to Read a Book a Day

To become a great writer, first you must become a great reader.  Imagine how your life might change if you could read a book a day.  Think of everything you could learn, the insights you could gain, the people you could meet, and the worlds you could explore.  For most people, it sounds like an [...]