Self Learning as a Writer

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.  ~Clay P. Bedford

I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.  ~Eartha Kitt

When the student is ready, the master appears.  ~Buddhist Proverb

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You don’t need to have degree in order to become a writer, that’s for sure. However, the most important thing you need to have is self learning. Self learning never takes a holiday. So, it means you should be learning something every day, even if it is just a new word, or a fact about something that interest you.

Learning is define as acquiring new knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, preferences or understanding, and may involve synthesizing different types of information.

The internet is a place suitable for self learning.

With so many sites available to discover new stuff, you can learn a lot of things from the internet alone.

As a writer, self learning is important because the world is changing and no matter what you are writing, you will need to keep updated with the latest trend – to make sure you survive in this industry.

I would suggest you to use StumbleUpon toolbar to discover new sites and interesting stuff every day.

Apart from that, here is a list of the resources you can explore in order to learn more about anything at anytime convenient to you.

Learning Communities

Learn Hub

Wikiversity

Gather

Free Books

Gutenberg

Read Print

Bartleby

DailyLit

Online Books Page

Scribd

Google Books

Audio Books

Librivox

Reference sites

Dictionary

Wikipedia

University Open Course

Yale

UC Berkeley

Online courses

Free Course Directory

Distance Learning

Search Engines

Google

Windows Live Search

Yahoo

Scour

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂