Reaction to: “On Writing: How to Kill Your Main Character”

This is a reaction post to a youtube video which you can find here. Go watch Tim's video and feed him views, he makes good stuff! This video used Game of Thrones and Vikings to illustrate the concept of killing off your main character in writing. I think this is a valuable thing and I … Continue reading Reaction to: “On Writing: How to Kill Your Main Character”

Minotaurs and Rings

Hiya, folks! I wrote a short story, entitled "The Soareseum." That's Colosseum + Lord Soares, the proprietor of the place... So some years ago, I was part of a small writing circle. We had occasional Skype calls to read out stuff we'd written, and would offer constructive criticism. Once, there came someone's idea, possibly the … Continue reading Minotaurs and Rings

10 tips for teaching conversational English to young adults – revisited.

Hello everyone, be it old or new readers, I wrote the original (link) of this following text 3 years ago. At the time, I had been teaching ESL to Vietnamese adults for 6 months and relying heavily on the internet and the generosity of strangers for my lesson plans. Those and games and activities were … Continue reading 10 tips for teaching conversational English to young adults – revisited.

Becoming a freshman, by Mi

Here is a text written by one of my evening students.  I have tried to edit it as lightly as I could, because to me the direct translation from Vietnamese to English is fascinating. I hope you enjoy it! Without further due... Hi there! I am a student from a University in Ho Chi Minh … Continue reading Becoming a freshman, by Mi

10 quick traveling tips

To be honest, I'm not the most experienced traveler, but I'm totaling one year away in 7 different countries, so here's a few tips I've collected along the way. 1- Bags Within Bags (bag inception) Divide your stuff into smaller bags. Instead of throwing everything together in your backpack, get a bunch of plastic bags … Continue reading 10 quick traveling tips