K is for Knowledge

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.

BBC Writers Room

Every Writers Resource


National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

Writers Bureau

Writers Digest

Writers Services

Writing Corner

Writing Spaces


7 thoughts on “K is for Knowledge

  1. At least in the United States, you can sit in most of the university classrooms and either audit or absorb the information, you just won’t get a degree for it. The knowledge is more important than the paper, anyway.
    I Have found through experience that “trophies” are usually for other people. 😉
    Love your blog.

  2. My sister discovered the wonders of on-line learning and the free courses available. K may be for knowledge, but D stands for both Dyslexia and most of my grades during my first failed attempt at college.

    For the not-quite-right (like me) who want to go to college, there are Disabled Student Services ready and willing to help you with talking books, readers, and other important accommodations. That’s how I finally made it through college 12 years after my first attempt. If there’s OCD, there’s a way. 🙂

    1. Definitely! There are so many people cheering you on and who want to see you succeed. When I finally did my degree (after not finishing high school and having some learning disabilities), the lecturers and support staff were brilliant in helping me to unlock my potential!

      1. Yes–instead of people saying “You’re not living up to your potential,” Disabled student services says, “How can we help you live up to your potential?” One other thing that has greatly helped me to check spelling errors is the wavy red lines under misspelled words. Color can be very important in learning. 🙂

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