Mentorship July 18, 2018
Just to name a few.
With the New England humidity behind me, I’m ecstatic to begin working in Los Angeles in the ENTITY Academy. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow writers. In a creative field, we can collaborate and learn from one another. For the duration of the ENTITY Academy program, I look forward to learning from other women about building up computer programming skills, establishing networks and branching out into the professional world of media.
Here are three reasons I’m ready for this program:
The creative process differs for each person. As an English major, I’m trained to write, but there’s a lot to learn about the unique styles utilized at ENTITY. My style is to write and revise simultaneously for publishing ready work. Learning to write articles is something new and exciting. It’ll be different from what I’ve been accustomed to in college writing where it’s rigorously structured.
Writing takes time. My goal is to reach a point where I can create content that appeals to general audiences. I’ve always entertained the idea of expanding into the world of online media, but knowing where to begin is difficult. Through this program, I will utilize the resources available and improve my writing abilities to transform into a full-fledged writer.
An important advantage to the ENTITY program is the opportunity to learn from others. Mentors help provide insight into the professional field, and my hope is to absorb as much constructive advice as possible. Alongside mentors, I can learn from my fellow peers who come from different backgrounds and provide perspectives.
Mostly, I’m looking forward to discovering the ways in which other people navigate the writing process. There’s much to learn from each individual person. Some of the best techniques and tricks I’ve learned came from peer collaborations. In all honestly, it’s a valuable method from which I want to continue learning.
There’s a certain level of excitement in embarking into the unknown. A lot of what this program entails is not my forte. I revel in pushing myself to experience and go beyond what I feel is “safe.” Uncomfortable situations are great learning opportunities. In this experience, I look forward the most to growing as both a writer and as an individual.
While some of the lessons in the weeks ahead appear daunting at first glance, I’m grateful to have such a supportive team to guide us.
The best way to learn is by doing. I’m willing and ready to begin.
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