A writer’s journey
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A writer’s journey
a writers journey

The Best Of Both Worlds

We are now on our 5th module on our journey to become a certified writer in an SG United Writers’ Training Program.

The Writers’ Training Program, makes us aware of the fundamentals of being a responsible and well -balanced writer, and introducing us to a world of fun and excitement

The takeaways till now are:

In the first module, we are introduced to “Becoming a professional in a digital workplace”. This module made me understand the work trends and job requirements of the future. I got to regularly keep abreast of market and technological trends. I am made aware that it is not enough to use social media and networking but I have got to know the insights of my social media. As a digital professional. I got to learn about streamlining my products and services on videos. I have got to learn to communicate and take lessons remotely using the latest web conferencing tools. It introduced me to popular and useful apps in our daily life. I was aware of the importance of cybersecurity in daily and workplace applications. As a professional in this digital age, we got to be familiar with data analytics and how data can be used at work. Lastly, I made aware to identify fake news and to embrace lifelong learning of new technology evolutions.

In the 2nd module, we embark on a journey of “Get noticed” in a professional social media arena LinkedIn. Linkedin opens a whole new world of networking with professionals and headhunters. Up till now, I am ignoring Linkedin. In this lesson, I began to create the recommended approach to rewriting my Linkedin profile, features, achievements about us, and so forth. I even get a professional photo of myself. This action no doubt will get the headhunters out there, to take a second look. I even get to learn about creating a little-known but highly effective SEO tool “Google sites and Google business”.

The 3rd module teaches us about the psychology of a writer and the environment. We are doing a self-analysis using free software on the internet to understand ourselves better and also to be aware and understand the characters, that we are writing about. How to stabilize our mind if we get too engrossed with the character is one example. It makes us aware of the mental hazards of being a writer and the precautions to observe.

Branding and REBRANDING myself came next. I did a competitive analysis of myself. What is my strengths and weaknesses? What are opportunities open to me, and what are the threats? How to go about solving the weaknesses and optimizing my strengths. How to go about capitalizing the opportunities and reducing the threats. It prompted me to start doing a SMART goal for myself!

I am now into module 5 where we got our wings to start writing in baby steps. We are made aware of the fundamentals of writing, which includes various forms of article to write, to identify the purpose of writing a particular article, to identify the target user, Identify the unique aspects of the communication medium or platform. To apply the principles of grammar, to understand the layout of different articles in an organized manner.

Also, we are to be aware and to take seriously accurate and reliable sources and to avoid potential legal implications and other issues from arising.Attempt Block Recovery

As you can see the lessons are conducted systematically to prepare and condition us for a writing career.

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