Picture this…you are twenty five. You are working in a new and exciting job. You are given the opportunity to study.
You know you have always loved to write, but know is an unpredictable and unstable living. You know there must be a way to align what you love to do with what you have to do.
I sifted through the many pertinent courses SA Writers College offers, and found this, Writing for the Web. After I aligned it with my daily work tasks, including creating a website, or at least writing content, and basic creative, I realised it was perfect fit to my career.
Now, 6 months later, let me tell you some of the important things I have learnt…
The most valuable thing I have learned to do is blog. I never knew the world of WordPress; the world of international views, SEO, linking and tags. I can really say that my mind has been opened to the bright new future of writing. Blogging has made me taught let my thoughts live, selective or unrestrained, on the net.
The second most mind blowing thing I have learnt is my personal writing favourite, fiction, done online. Protagonize is awesome. The idea that that you can start a story, and let others imaginations take you for a ride, using your own characters. Were it not for SA Writers College, I would not have known a thriving world fiction existed beyond the printed page.
The days of paper, magazine, and newspaper are coming to a rapid end; now we do not read matter, we read light. Although it may be slower, it has definitely opened up a new world for writers. Although it is sad to see print be phased out, writing will continue to evolve, creating new and more exciting avenues.