It’s a book.
I have said it, and out loud too!
My dream is to write a book.
The trouble with dreams are that they are often BIG. Don’t get me wrong, big is good, but it’s not always easy to explain yourself when it comes to BIG creative dreams. Whilst it makes perfect sense to me, Mr Button will look at me like I have just grown 2 heads and a tail when I mention it. Because writing a book to those that don’t really ‘write, write’, is like asking them to go fetch the fairies in from the garden. It’s all a bit too elusive for them.
I have always wanted to be a professional writer of some kind. This isn’t something new. It’s just that I didn’t go down the right route with my studies to give my dreams a helping hand, and after being steered in a particular direction, I thought it would be too late to double back. Then the 3 Little Buttons blog broke free and I realised that there was only one direction that I needed to go… forwards.
Really. It is never too late. For me, writing falls out of my fingers and when I don’t’ have paper it’s written down in my head. I just can’t help myself. The best thing about writing, or more specifically ‘story telling’ is that if it’s like water of a ducks back for you, then with a bit of studying, you can easily brush up on the technical side of things.
I just want to say a quick thank you to NCC Home Learning courses. They got in touch at the beginning of the year about trying out one of their online courses, and this couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I have chosen to take their Creative Writing Diploma course to help me to snatch up those technical basics and hopefully untangle a few plots that I have.
As I work full time, as well as running the 3 Little Buttons blog and having my family, anything remotely tricky to grasp is always going to be a no-no. Luckily, when I landed on the NCC Home Learning course dashboard I was met by a super clean interface which was very easy to navigate.
I like how all the modules are laid out in a collapsible side menu, so, if you are nosy like me, you can have a bit of a flick through things before getting started properly.
Each of the modules are available in a downloadable PDF file, which is perfect as I am planning to download these to my phone and iPad so I can work through the sections during my daily commute and also on the fly in my spare time.
There are quite a few exercises involved in this course, but I think that anything that challenges your writing skills is going to be a winner.
I will let you know how I get on with the course over the coming months so stay posted. In the meantime, get out there and grab your dreams because you can make them happen!
What do you think of online courses?