I’m a big believer in self-governed learning. You may not be in a position to commit to full time university study, but you can still take responsibility for your education. In this information age, there is a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. Whether you visit a local library, sign up to a short course, or follow blogs from experts in your field, there is always something you can do to sharpen your skills and add to your knowledge bank. Think of it as an investment into your future.
I’ve just signed up to a distance learning writing course. Does it take self-motivation and commitment? Yes. Is it challenging? Yes. But am I glad I signed up, and have I learned a lot? Absolutely. Just two modules in, and I’ve already found myself more disciplined, knowledgable, and excited for all that’s ahead.
Below are a few great resources for writers who want to up-skill. Feel free to comment with your recommendations.