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Dr. Shashi Tharoor's Session | Network Capital Writing Fellowship
Learning to become a better writer with deliberate practice
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Network Capital Writing Fellowship | Enroll Now
We will teach you how to get published. You will learn from award-winning authors who have written for the most renowned platforms in the world such as Harvard Business Review, World Economic Forum and New York Times.
No one is born a great writer. We become better with deliberate practice, a special type of practice that is both purposeful and systematic. While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance. In the Network Capital Writing Fellowship, you will engage in deliberate practice as a community. There are 3 key elements to the fellowship.
1. Practice the pitch: We want all participants to become published authors. The first step is to learn to pitch to newspapers, magazines and journals. Even if you work in a company and have no immediate aspiration of getting published, practicing your pitch will help you get access to internal opportunities like never before.
The pitch is the main idea and you need to learn to synthesize it in a couple of paragraphs. It is a tricky process. We will teach you how to get it right.
2. Get the first draft out: You need to put your work out there for critique. The first few drafts are always crappy but without them you can’t expect to advance your writing skills.
With the help of a supportive community (30 participants who will be participating in the fellowship with you), you will read the work of others and share your feedback with each other. Peer-review is how ideas develop. Our goal is to make you comfortable with critique and criticism so that the final output is significantly better than what you started with.
3. Time-Bound, Deliberate Practice: We all have blind spots when it comes to writing. During the fellowship, we will help you figure out your own style and complement it with specific insights to overcome your blind spots.
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