Category Archives: Writing

#Chile: #Tornado Sweeps Through #LosAngeles: #ClimateChange

This Thursday night, a tornado swept through the northwest of Los Ángeles (Bío Bío region), a city in the south of Chile. It caused huge devastation, destroyed 22 homes and injured 16 people. Bío Bío governor, Sergio Giacaman, confirmed the … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Scottish Writer Kirsten Nairn

Kirsten Nairn has a secret. It’s so hush-hush that even her family and close friends don‘t know what it is. The only people she’s shared this secret with are her readers and me. Would you like to know what her … Continue reading

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Multi-Genre Author Thomas Jerome Baker (Interview by Scottish Author Kirsten Nairn)

Interview by Kirsten Nairn, Scottish author of the novel, A Sorry Affair. You can find out more about Kirsten and her work here: My Website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ Goodreads, and Pinterest. 1. Thomas, what made you start writing? Kirsten, I … Continue reading

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I’m Nobody. Who Are You? Writing: Hobby or Profession?

Do you consider writing a hobby or a profession? This is a legitimate question for any author nowadays. Most likely, no two authors will ever answer this question in the same way. What I want to do is share my … Continue reading

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My Story Is Your Story

╚► https://buff.ly/2FeYjsP Writing, writing and writing again, that is my story. The common thread that holds everything together is plain and simple: writing. Everything is nothing without writing. Writing is what makes it something for everyone. Yes, it is fair … Continue reading

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Corpus Linguistics: Using The BNC With English Language Learners

The British National Corpus (BNC) is my favourite corpus. What’s yours? All teachers should have a favourite corpus. For many years, I preferred to use a free, online vocabulary profiler called LexTutor. In fact, I still use it when I … Continue reading

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My Life Story: Family, Friends & Writing

╚► https://buff.ly/2FeYjsP Family, friends and writing is my life story. The common thread that holds everything together is English Language Teaching. Everything is directly or indirectly related to English. Yes, it is fair to say that English is my life. … Continue reading

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Tener la camiseta bien puesta: “Have the shirt on well”

╚► https://buff.ly/2FeYjsP Según el Diccionario De Chileno Actual, la frase, “tener la camiseta bien puesta” significa:  Ser leal; entregarse a una causa; esforzarse en el trabajo; cf. puesto, hincha, dar lo mejor de sí. Por ejemplo: “la hinchada del … Continue reading

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Does It Pay to Be a Writer?

By Concepción de León, Jan. 5, 2019 New York Times Writing has never been a lucrative career choice, but a recent study by the Authors Guild, a professional organization for book writers, shows that it may not even be a … Continue reading

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Teacher Action Research: Can We Use It To Help Screenagers Learn Better?

What is classroom-based research? First of all, classroom-based research, also known as Teacher Action Research, is practical, reality-based research that ELT educators can use to improve student learning. It is important to note that Teacher Action Research is not focused … Continue reading

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