This post is about my pursuit to win a full scholarship for a writing course offered by Damn Fine Words (DFW).
Finding about DFW’s writing course was a coincidence, but after looking at several other options available on the market, I believe I was lucky to come across this course. Based on all the reviews, I learnt how people’s lives and businesses were positively affected by taking this course so it inspired me to participate.
My experience with writing is limited. I learned the basics in high school and university. Then, I used to write essays which were read only by my teachers. I had no trouble with grammar and/or spelling, but my teacher’s comments were often that I needed to present my ideas more clearly, more precisely, and have a better structure of the content.
I liked writing short stories portraying heroic characters, but I was always too shy to show them to someone because I was afraid of being criticized.
I have read books on how to improve my writing skills and even watched tutorials on this topic, but I am seeking other methods to improve my writing.
I have come to realize that I want to become a better, more efficient writer because I believe that through writing one can transcend in time, transmit knowledge to other people and possibly, affect their lives positively. Also, nowadays social media has such an enormous impact on people’s lives that if one is to become an entrepreneur, it is necessary to learn how to express oneself effectively with a distinct tone of “uniqueness”.
Recently, I established an on-line business for selling contemporary, affordable, and trendy home and décor articles made by Mexican artisans. I am in the process of creating a website which will have a blog section where I will post articles on topics that I believe will be of interest to my target market.
I am aware that I still have a long way to go before I can become an effective writer. However, I am really passionate about making my business succeed because it is a way for me to help the artisans from my country, Mexico, to promote and sell their products globally. I believe it is essential for the success of this business to present the products effectively on the website, to have a continuously updated blog section with interesting content, and to send effective newsletters to potential customers, among other actions. This can only be achieved if I become a better, more effective writer.
I am truly grateful for this opportunity to possibly be awarded a scholarship for a writing course at DFW because it represents a chance for myself, a local Vancouver entrepreneur without substantial means, to become a successful writer and achieve my goals.