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.
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