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How to Write a Five-Paragraph Essay (video)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Videos, Writing | 6 comments

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New video episode from the Writing Ninjas!

Learning how to outline and write a five-paragraph essay will equip you with the skills necessary for writing any kind of essay or article: book reviews, persuasive essays, opinion pieces, and much more. Indeed, the five-paragraph essay contains the building blocks for any essay you will need to write in the future.

In today’s episode of the new Writing Ninjas video series, I’m sharing a quick and easy guide that will have you writing powerful five-paragraph essays in no time. You will learn how to construct strong thesis statements, introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions.

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The Ultimate Formula for Writing Powerful Thesis Statements

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Education, Videos, Writing | 4 comments

How to Write a Thesis Statement

Special video episode from the Writing Ninjas!

Pop quiz. What’s the most important part of an essay? Answer: The thesis statement. What’s one of the most difficult parts of an essay to write? Answer: The thesis statement.

Well, not anymore. In today’s episode of the new Writing Ninjas video series, I’m sharing a very special how-to formula that will have you writing powerful thesis statements in no time.

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5 Lessons Learned From Writing A Novel In A Month

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Creativity, Productivity, Writing | 12 comments

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5 Lessons Learned from NaNoWriMo
(National Novel Writing Month)

I hope all you fellow scholars have been enjoying the New Year!

Looking back, 2013 was a fun and exciting year here at Inkwell Scholars. I published the first post on this blog on March 4 shortly after releasing the Inkwell Scholars eBook 31 Best Writing Prompts (join the email list to get a free copy). I also created a Facebook fan page; promoted the YouTube channel as it grew to over 150,000 video views; and read over 75 essays written by students in the Inkwell Scholars writing program.

What was one of your biggest achievements of 2013?

Aside from the many milestones reached with Inkwell Scholars, mine undoubtedly happened this past November when I wrote a novel in a single month.

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7 Steps to Masterful Public Speaking From Martin Luther King

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Inspiration, Public Speaking, Writing | 2 comments

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Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. (Wiki)

Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The speech is consistently ranked as the most important American speech of the twentieth century. But not only is it the most important, it is also one of the most eloquent and inspiring. Dr. King’s speech demonstrates the profound impact public speaking can have on an audience and a nation.

If you have a powerful message, having the chance to deliver a speech before a captive audience is an invaluable opportunity. If you’ve never delivered a speech before, you might be afraid to give it a try. However, in today’s post we’ll look at seven effective steps for building your confidence and speaking masterfully.

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Building a Successful YouTube Channel: Celebrating Over 100,000 Views!

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Education, Technology, Videos | 11 comments

YouTube Grammar Vids for KidsWe recently reached over 100,000 views on our YouTube Channel thanks to all of our loyal followers!

What was our secret to generating so many views?

Really, we can only attribute it to all of our wonderful followers and our mission to continue creating fun, free, high-quality educational videos.

YouTube is a great platform for sharing your message, promoting your blog, and building community.

Here at Inkwell Scholars, we use YouTube to host our educational videos. In this post, I’ll share with you the history of how we got started and began developing our grammar video series, and five steps you can follow to also build a successful YouTube Channel.

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your First Website

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Creativity, Technology | 7 comments

Ultimate Guide to Creating Your First Website | Inkwell Scholars

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If you’re a regular reader of the Inkwell Scholars blog, you’re probably incredibly smart and creative, and you’re passionate about inspiring others. And that means you should have your own website.

A website is one of the best ways to showcase your ideas and share them with the world. You can start a blog where you write daily and practice your writing skills. Or set up a website built around a favorite hobby where you teach others how to get involved. If you’re entrepreneurial, you might even be able to turn your website into a business in the future.

In today’s post, I’ve put together a quick and easy guide of six steps to follow as you create your first self-hosted website.

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How And Why You Should Write Every Day

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Productivity, Writer's Block, Writing | 12 comments

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Faulkner’s Typewriter / Photo Credit: Gary Bridgman

Writing classes at the Academy ended in June (congrats to all of the students who completed the spring semester classes!), and here at Inkwell Scholars I’ve been enjoying these lazy summer days and all of the time I’ve been able to devote to numerous hobbies.

But, unfortunately, this means that I’ve been finding myself writing less and less. And that means my writing muscle is beginning to atrophy. Help!

In today’s post, I’ll share several very effective ways to train oneself to write daily all while having fun.

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