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A Visual Communication Student Starting Her Career in Social Media: This is Adhira’s Story

Do these things frighten you? Yesterday’s thoughts, tomorrow’s worries- do they stop you from doing something you’ve always wanted to do?

Wise men have said to let it be, is to let it go, and to let it go, is to let fears grow. Stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something that seemed impossible at some point is something that is applaudable.

Read the story of Adhira Ragunathan, who faced her fears and went for an option that was considered being unsafe and won.

Introduction to MyCaptain

I as a little child, remember having a thing for cameras and photos, I used to run around with my parent’s camera and take pictures and videos of the most random things around the house and had the biggest smile on my face, when I went to show them to my parents.

I always was sure that filmmaking was my passion, and that I wanted to pursue it, but it’s always easier said than done, to pursue a field which goes against the conventional idea of what a Job is.

After completing my school education, I was very sure and had a concrete take on the fact that I wanted to follow my passion. So, after a lot of push and pull off thoughts and a lot of talk with my parents, I became part of a visual communication course, after which I became the part of a Filmmaking course at Zee institute of Media Arts, Mumbai.

Although I have always had the urge of being a filmmaker and a dream of making films for a living, but I never found myself to be completely stuck inside that one bubble of filmmaking. I’ve always wanted to discover new things, and learn.

I, personally, never was a person who can settle at one thing forever. I could do one job or be a part of one field, but I always have needed to do something new and interesting even if it is on the side.

Have you ever felt like you shouldn’t do something you really want to do, well if you did, you have been in the exact place; I was in while I was searching for options, to start my journey in social media management?

It was then, when I found MyCaptain. The platform felt like the light at the end of a tunnel, unknown and unexpected, but it’s that one light gives you hope to carry on with.

I came to know about MyCaptain from one of my friends, who had previously done a course on the platform and could not stop talking about how amazing her experience was.

She always told me about her amazing conversations with her mentors and the content provided to her through the App and how amazing she found it to be. She also was very proud to be a part of the only platform that not only provided but also guaranteed working opportunities after the completion of the course.

After a few conversations with her about the platform, I gave it a go and if only I would’ve known what was to come, I would’ve enrolled into the course a long while back.

Days at MyCaptain

 Enrolling into a course at MyCaptain was one decision of my life that I would always praise myself for. The platform, for me, was like a whole new and amazing experience for me.

After trying to search for resources to fuel my endeavors, when I found MyCaptain, I was very glad about the decision I made. The platform was not like any other platform that provided you with courses and, later, with certificates. To add to your resume, MyCaptain was more of an experience than just another course.

One of my favorite parts about the course was the interaction with the mentors who we called captains and the lessons and course material on the MyCaptain App.

My mentors were not just teachers who taught me about the course but they were much more than that. I would even call my Captains to be like the SOS services, as they were always very approachable and helpful. My captain was always just one call or text message away.

Unlike on other platforms, I observed a fact that mentors at MyCaptain seemed to love their job, interact with the mentees and were not someone who just had to be there on my computer screen constantly speaking for one hour and then just go away.

The mentors at MyCaptain did never let time be a barrier for the learning. They always insisted on learning more and caring less.

Normally, when a person takes any online course, there is an initial period of excitement and enthusiasm when the course starts but with time, that enthusiasm seems to fade slowly, into nothing but just a stretch of road that you need to walk on even if you don’t want to, just so you can get out of the situation.

However, this was not the case with MyCaptain, I remember, at the beginning of my Explorer course, that I did before my pro Course (Digital Marketing Pro Course), which was called Social Media Content Creation Course, I always had a fear at the back of my mind, that maybe I am not doing the right thing, that maybe I am going way too far, just for the sake of trying, but the 1-month explorer course, cleared all my doubts about, myself.

I never got the feeling of losing the enthusiasm from the day I started the explorer course to this day, when I am placed and have a Job.

There were certain highlights about MyCaptain that distinguished it from other platforms and made it the best. One of these things was the course material.

The course material was not just a few pages or a lot of pages that went on straight about the content, related to the course, but it had interesting video and typed lessons.

Another very interesting approach that was taken by the platform was the level-by-level process of proceeding with the course.

Every level was about one or two dedicated topics and by the time I just swirled about the material, thinking that it would start soon and that the thing I was listening to and reading, was just an introduction to long video lectures, but even before I could realize, I was done with the Topic, well versed about the information that I needed, and that realization of mine, got empowered by the Quiz’s that we had at the end of every lesson.

Every single level on the MyCaptain app helped me to stay engaged with the course and kept my interest not only alive but on a constant energy boost.  

What after MyCaptain

The enthusiasm at the starting of the course was indeed a great way to fuel my endeavors, but a question always remained. What next?

There is always a fright in the mind of an average middle-class person like me while doing a course. The fright constantly talks to the mind and screams at the top of its lungs, “What if this doesn’t work?”, “What if it’s nothing but a wastage of money?” My answer to every such question was not clear until I joined MyCaptain.

MyCaptain, unlike many other platforms, was not a platform that would abandon you after the completion of your course.

After the completion of our course, they made us a part of the Placement process. The help of the placement cell of MyCaptain made the entire process related to the placement so incredibly easy and seamless.

My resume, like that of the other mentees, circulated into the network of companies and then began the process of selection, via interviews and tasks, etc.

After they circulated our resumes, I received a communication telling me I got shortlisted. I got shortlisted for the interview for three companies. This was honestly an hour of proud for me, to get shortlisted for not one or two but three companies.

I remember being extremely scared of not getting through any of my interviews, and proving my fears to be right, and the first two interviews acted like a blow of wind, that pushed my fears, further high into the skies, like it does to a kite.

Also, I remember I was not available for the decided interview date, and scared that only because I could not be there, I would lose such an amazing Job opportunity, but I was wrong and the placement cell of the company, with the help of MyCaptain’s placement team, could reschedule the interview for another date.

The first two interviews were not my best, but the important part is that I got to learn about how to tackle interviews, during our course, at MyCaptain, which eventually helped me to crack my interview for Startupmanch.

Also, my experience from the two previous interviews, along with the advice and lessons from my captain, helped me gather pointers and eventually bag a job.

The moment I got a notification saying that I got selected for the Job was one of the best moments of my life and also, I couldn’t help but notice the extremely lightened up and glowing faces of my parents who seemed pretty proud of me.

The Placement process played with my heartbeats, a lot and pushed it up to, I don’t know, maybe 1000 bpm, but with the help of MyCaptain and my Captains, could have a job in a desired field, which I will be ever thankful for.

Ending with a Quote

Solely with the help of MyCaptain, I could get a Job in my desired field and go from a graduate to a working woman, a title that is music to the ears for all the hard work and the constant help and guidance of my mentor.

For anyone and everyone reading this, I would like to insist and urge you to follow your heart.

Do things you are passionate about, and the ones that bring out the excited child from the deep histories inside you. Chanel your energy into something you like. That way, one day or another, you’ll get where you want to be and would smile back to the past and remember what are to be ‘the good old days.’

With platforms like MyCaptain, you are not alone; you are not falling into the unknown. There is a trusty friend, holding on to you, that would help you carry forward on the path, which you desire to take.

Want to understand what the buzz is all about? Sign up for the MyCaptain Digital Marketing Pro Course.

From Looking For A Safe Job to Getting Placed in an Exciting One: This is Muskan’s Story

People who want to live their passion give your passion, your time, effort and everything, and carry on. Do not get affected or disheartened by any cards that are stacked against you. Everything should and will eventually fall into place.

My Introduction to MyCaptain

Being born into a regular middle-class Indian family, they expected me to complete my studies and then work in a secure field. After completing my school education, I took admission into the course of Bcom (Hons) and spent three years completing my graduation, but even after graduating and getting a job in the finance department, I could never find myself happy or satisfied. I never pictured myself as a person who sat in a cubicle from 9 to 5 every day.

Somewhere in the back of my mind, there was always a feeling of restraint and discomfort, which could never satisfy my goals and ambitions. There was always that thought at the back of my mind, that this was not the field I wanted to continue in forever.

I always had a constant interest in Digital Marketing And Social Media Marketing, but as these were not safe and non-mainstream career options, I never properly had time to explore these career options, and neither did I get any support. But that uphill climb with no harness was not something that could’ve stopped me from achieving my goals- on the contrary, it helped me push myself to always go that extra mile.  

I remember I was constantly looking and searching for resources that could fuel my interest and help me build a career out of something as fascinating as social media management. The appeal of getting someone interested in a brand with something as small as a minute-long Instagram reel was real. Despite my interest in these fields, I could not find resources that could help me learn about them.

What anybody in their 20s does in their free time is what I did as well- staring at my phone, scrolling through social media for hours at an end.

Suddenly one day, an advertisement for MyCaptain’s Digital Marketing Pro Course comes up as my knight in shining armour and shows me a golden opportunity to grab a course in a field I always wanted to be a part of. The aspect of guaranteed placement was like a cherry on the cake for me.

I thought to myself, why not pivot and make a career out of the so-called “time waste”, so after connecting with a MyCaptain representative, I enrolled into the course? And as it’s always good to have some cognizance as a support system with something new, I just went for it.

I hoped that this course could give me great experience and learning that I can carry out for the rest of my life, and also opportunities that could help me take my first step towards my career.

My Experience with MyCaptain

Enrolling in the Digital Marketing Pro course from MyCaptain was, I feel, one of my best decisions ever. Our mentors made sure that the course was a smooth, interactive and fun time. It never felt like I was listening to a lecture- every session felt like an older cousin or a helpful neighbour who’d seen the world welcomed me. This differed from college, where every classroom had as many benches as they could fit. 

My mentors always guided me in the best possible ways. I would never hesitate even a little before talking to them about anything. My mentors moulded me, an absolute fresher, into someone capable of getting an internship in the field.

My favourite part of the course, along with the interactions we had with our mentors, has to be the case studies and tasks we had through the journey. These were very interesting to read and work on, and the course felt like something I wouldn’t want to end.

Now, I know when you partake in a course, you usually start off with truckloads of enthusiasm, but it is difficult to sustain. Students lose interest after a point, maybe because of the routine of sitting in front of a screen and listening to a monotonous voice hour after hour. 

Similarly, when I joined MyCaptain, I was very anxious yet hopeful about the learning experience. On the last day of the course, we had a live class and there I was, sitting on one side of the laptop screen, wishing to relive the entire experience. The MyCaptain experience delighted me and not only did I learn a good deal in my field of interest, but I also took along with me something that’s very well described by Naina in “Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani”- a BIG suitcase of memories.

It was not only the memories and fun I was taking back with me, apart from the lessons. I was also taking some very important pointers on essential but commonly neglected topics- for example, getting placed. We were engaged in the placement training part of the course, where they taught us about building a resume, and methods of tackling an interview.

Honestly, the placement training was like dessert served to us after the main course, and just the way dessert satisfies our needs, so did the placement training. This training helped me like a staunch friend, through my nervousness at the time of placements interviews. 

Journey with the Internship/job opportunity

My journey with MyCaptain did not end with that, of my course.

One of the most important things was that they did not leave us on our own, abandoned, after the commencement of the course. A major factor that distinguished MyCaptain from all the other platforms was the fact that they assured job or freelance opportunities after the course was over.

Towards the end of the course, the facilitators and the mentors helped us with the work opportunities. The placement procedure at MyCaptain was utterly smooth. While we were being explained the placement procedures and important pointers, we joined a Slack channel that was specifically made for placement.

The placement procedure was like walking around a fair where everyone is ready to offer you jobs and internship opportunities.

The placement procedure was simplified to a whole new level, with the help of MyCaptain. When one thinks about the process of job application, we flood the mind with the nightmares of applying, submitting their resumes on various websites and keeping up with every single one of them and still not being sure about getting placed.

They regularly updated us about job and internship opportunities from a wide range of different companies. They gave us all the details from the post offered to the minimum work period, to the stipend, and even the brief history of the company. The message also came with a link through which we could apply for the role.

The process was so convenient that applying for a post never took over 10-15 minutes. MyCaptain truly was the support wheels to the process that was riding a cycle for the first time.

I saw an amazing internship opportunity with a company called QuadB, which suited me well. So, after I completed my application process with the help of my Facilitator, they shortlisted me for interviews. Post the interview rounds, I got my LOA and bagged this amazing internship as a Social media Management Intern for QuadB!

My experience at QuadB gave me another reason to praise MyCaptain, as how I am being treated at QuadB is not at all what the general ‘Internship life standards’ talk about, and say that the Interns get overburdened and underpaid, while I had a completely different experience at QuadB, where not only do I work but also learn everything about my work, from my seniors. 

Ending With A Few Words

With solely the help of MyCaptain, I went from being a graduate who wanted to do something interesting and out of the box to a person who manages the Social Media accounts of her clients. Thanks to MyCaptain, I could kick-start my career in a field that I was a complete stranger to. My jumping down the uncertain path led to such an enjoyable and smooth experience.

This is not only for me or the person reading this, but for all the people who will try out their passion and want it to be their daily bread and butter for them- It might take a week or month, maybe even a year, but give your passion time and effort and everything will eventually fall into place.

With platforms like MyCaptain, you are not in a void. There is a trustworthy friend with you that will help you on the path you wish to take.

Want to understand what the buzz is all about? Sign up for the MyCaptain Digital Marketing Pro Course.

Standing out from the crowd of BBA students, she chose her own path: This is Radhika’s Journey

What do you think when you wake up every day?

That hour of the clock, when the human mind is in the extremes and it’s extremely difficult to calm yourself down. Does your head swirl around with a tsunami of different feelings, or is it one thought at a time?

There are a million thoughts that always play around in the head, some good, some bad, but do you ever get more encouraged by what seems to be scary?

Read the story of Radhika Gupta, who is a person who likes to face the circumstances and strives to shine in every situation, however good or bad it may be.

Introduction to MyCaptain

When I think about how things went, I can, but no better word than a blessing. It is always a pleasure to drive through the old ways again to witness what they usually ignored, our work and the fact that we changed for better.

As a teenager it strikes my memories that I was not a person who sat all the time with a book in my hand and studying but a person who would rather record small clips while talking and pretending to talk to a bunch of people through a lens.

As a child, we all have our happy place. For me, this was it.

After completing my graduation, as a BBA (Hons) graduate from DAIMSR, Nagpur, I was at a place where the things did not seem as clear to me as I was told they would be after getting a college degree. They placed me at TCS after completing my graduation, but I never felt satisfied with my Job.

I always found myself in search of new things which I could learn and gain experience from. It was at this point in time that my inner kid’s urge to go back to what I really enjoyed sped up again. Things were no more the same as they used to be back in the day.

These were the days where an urge to influence people or work with social media was something that could be a career.

As I was searching for resources to fuel my aims and help me grow with my interest, I had my first encounter with MyCaptain.

It was at the Indian Youth Conclave Festival which was held in Nagpur, that I first came to know about MyCaptain, by a representative, who was at the fest. MyCaptain as a platform instantly caught my attention.

MyCaptain seemed to differ from all the other online platforms, because not only was this a platform with a lot of interaction, but it was the only platform that provided you with work opportunities after the completion of the course.  

After a little while of research, I joined the Digital Marketing course, under my mentor Megha Jain, whom we called Captain Megha.

Have you ever had that feeling of holding on to something just because it feels right and because it all somehow seems to fit? That was the case with me with the Digital Marketing Pro Course. This field was a non-secure and non-professional field, according to some people, and I was told many times that the field I always wanted to be a part of had nothing to offer to me.

Days at MyCaptain

After a long time of thinking, contemplating and being unsure, I said to myself, just go for it!! What do you have to fear about? What do you have to lose? And to this day I thank myself every day for taking that decision. Because if not for that decision, I could’ve been in the same place where I was, not happy about myself, which is not a great feeling to have.

The environment at MyCaptain made me feel every day, like I was in my comfy blanket at home on a chilly Monday morning and there was a friend giving me all the motivation to start and conquer the day.

MyCaptain for me wasn’t just an online platform that I had to use for learning something, but it was always like a fellow friend who helped me learn things, gain experiences and be happy.

My mentor at both the courses were not just teachers who taught their mentees just because that’s what their job was. The mentors were people who enjoyed talking and interacting with us and, in between the happy and fun conversations, depart knowledge that was to be there with us forever.

Captain Megha, who was my mentor at the digital marketing course, made the entire process of studying and learning extremely seamless.

She, like all the other captains, did not believe in the old and conventional method of teaching and learning through prescribed material. The courses focused upon the departing of practical knowledge through different mediums.

My favourite part about the course was the interaction with our captains. There were many things that made up the whole umbrella term of captain interaction.

It was not like the captains interacted with us only during the mentioned time of the live sessions, yes that, of course, was there but the mentors (Captains) never limited to that. The captains always worked that extra mile and replied to us whenever we needed. There were even fun activities conducted to keep the mood lightened.

When one enrols into an online course, it is as difficult to maintain the level of initial enthusiasm as keeping your eye from taking a glance at the welding machine just because it isn’t good for the eyes. I mean, it’s beautiful. The sparks aren’t they.

However, the courses at MyCaptain differed from the other courses and, through efforts of the mentors and the interesting course material, it never was a difficulty to maintain the level of interest, enthusiasm and attention. Here, it felt like the moment a beautiful bird catches your eye and then you want to look at it for as long as you can.

The course material and the lessons on the MyCaptain App were also a very essential factor that helped us stay involved with the course. Different assignments and activities helped in discovering and learning the actual practical perspective of the field. Although there were some technical issues, but I always wanted to make the most out of it.

What After MyCaptain 

If I am asked about my entire journey, I would like to present it with a scenario that could explain my perspective

Before enrolling for the course, I was like a newborn baby in social media. The digital marketing course gradually turned me from an infant to a toddler and then eventually into a professional.

The course not only taught us about the course, but it took us further.

MyCaptain was not a platform that abandoned the students, after giving them a certificate for completing the course, but it was like a proper guardian that guided us toward the further steps.

After the completion of the course, they made us to be a part of a placement process. They circulated our resumes to a circuit of companies, which eventually shortlisted us for interviews. Although, the process took a little while; it helped majorly in the entire process.

After applying for the position, when I got shortlisted, I couldn’t help but be extremely happy about the whole process that was made to be like a car ride by the course, as we learned about aspects related to the tackling of interviews and making of the resumes, etc.

When the word interview comes, they’re always is a mixed feeling of happiness, fear and excitement.

I always saw an interview as an opportunity to present myself. I always aimed at letting the interviewers figure out who Radhika is, and by that I don’t mean the candidate-Radhika but the person Radhika.

I always believe that it is extremely important to be honest in an interview and it’s not always necessary to hide your flaws. The thing that one should be concerned about is not ‘how much am I prepared’ but ‘how well have prepared my mental self’

One should not try to make the interviewer notice how well versed he/she is with the answers, but he/she should pay emphasis on making the interviewer believe, how eagerly is one ready to learn and give his/her best.

After my first round of interview, I got shortlisted for the second round and after I appeared for the second round, began the period of wait.

Waiting for the results of the selection process was a feeling that one gets when he is taking his car towards the airport for his first sky dive. There are constant butterflies in your stomach, a rhythm of the words what will happen-what will happen goes on in the mind and there is no other option left but to wait.

After a wait for a few days, came the fine day where I got a call confirming my selection and then received my Letter of Acceptance, stating that they accepted me for the position at Ytech Raj. It was honestly one of the happiest days of my entire life, and I just could not stop smiling.

The placement process was not something that I felt uncomfortable with, but it was undoubtedly the most thrilling part of my entire journey, with all the interviews, tasks, to getting placed.

Ending with a Quote

Only with the help of MyCaptain, I could go from a stage of what I like to call an infant in the field to getting a working opportunity in the very field I was interested in for a long-long time. The platform helped me in every aspect, from basics about the field to how to get a job in the field and it is because of the interesting and memorable journey that I could get to where I am today.

For anyone and everyone who might look for a little spark to light their fires up, I would like to tell you.

Don’t think too much and just do it. It is never a wrong time to do something you love. It takes a lot of courage to stand up against every person who says that a decision you’re about to take is only going to do you down, and that can consume a lot of time, which is perfectly alright.

 It took me 4-5 years to get started with my journey, but the moment I started; I knew it wasn’t something I would ever regret.

No one knows what could be the last day of our lives, so why even wait for what is called the right time? Just go for it and believe in yourself. All the success and happiness should come your way. If not today, then tomorrow. If not tomorrow, then next week, or next month, but it would. Just stand your ground and work towards what you want to be.

Want to understand what the buzz is all about? Sign up for the MyCaptain Digital Marketing Pro Course.

Defying four generations of engineers to pursue a career in social media: this is Khushbu’s story.

“As I signed up for the Digital Marketing Pro Course, I realised my interest in the field was genuine- I began picturing myself in a career so distant from what civil engineering graduates usually do. This image of who I could be, if I just gave it a chance, was frighteningly close, and very possible. Was I actually going to defy four generations of engineers and pursue something so offbeat?” 

Khushbu Thakkar is an engineering graduate who took the first step towards her interest and now is pursuing her passion in the field of Social Media. Read her story.

Tell us about yourself!

I belong to a family of civil engineers- my father, grandfather, and great grandfather were all very proud of their jobs and social status.

So it was clear to me, once I completed my 12th standard, that I would pursue a career in civil engineering. Then I would either work in my brother’s firm or prepare for government exams. My entire life had been planned out for me, to a tee.

But that was soon about to change.

How did you find out about MyCaptain?

I am a person with varied interests, and writing was one of them. Absent-mindedly, I’d scribble the ideas I had on the last page of my Structural Analysis notebook. I’d even created an Instagram account for my writing. It was a fresh change from the monotony of college life.

One day I was in class, scrolling through social media when suddenly something caught my eye- a webinar on how to improve your writing skills. 

I knew I had some good ideas, but I had to improve overall as a writer, so I thought, why not!

So I signed up for it, and I absolutely loved every minute of that hour-long session. The speaker gave us practical useful tips we could start using that could instantly improve my work.

I then checked out their website. MyCaptain stood out to me as it was a platform that had a lot of courses in both beginner and advanced levels, in creative and non-technological fields. It felt like they were a pioneer, leading the way in a world where only technology seemed to be celebrated. 

How was the MyCaptain experience?

A few weeks later, I took up their Creative Pack. There were quite a few courses I could choose from, from Creative Writing and Novel Writing to Digital Marketing and SEO. The next few months were a blur as I took up course after course, trying to imbibe information from everywhere.

I took up the Freelance Writing Course and, as posting on Instagram increased my interest in marketing and social media, I took up the Digital Marketing Course as well. 

Around this time, I was in my final year of engineering, and placement season was approaching quickly. I realised then that I did not want to sit for placements, and I did not want to work at my family firm. I wanted something that would help me get into the creative orbit, maybe into the world of social media.

Then I got a call that would do just that. 

An executive from MyCaptain was on the other end. “Would you like an opportunity to switch your course of life?” he asked. “Would you want to learn about digital marketing in-depth and get a guaranteed job in this field?” What, I thought. How is that possible? How can a platform guarantee a placement offer?

Yet that is exactly what I had been looking for, and I took up the course.

As I signed up for the Digital Marketing Pro course, I realised my interest in the field was genuine- I began picturing myself not working in my brother’s firm, in a career so distant from the four-year degree I had studied for. This image of who I could be, if I just gave it a chance, was frighteningly close, and very possible. Was I actually going to defy four generations of engineers and take up something so offbeat? Would my parents agree? What would they say?

How was the Digital Marketing Pro Course?

My will to learn everything I could in those three months only increased by the day. Once our course started, we were all added to a Slack channel, where we had access to useful reading material. We also had challenges and doubt-solving sessions, and every month we had a Minor Project that stimulated our minds and made us good collaborators.

The course itself was well-designed. I loved the case studies we had because learning about brands and their marketing strategies was amazing and inspiring at the same time. I also really liked the tasks we had to work on because, unlike any other course, these tasks challenged us, every week, to apply something new we learned in a more practical sense. 

And to my delight, the same experience I had with my mentors during the previous courses I completed was waiting for me here. Rather, it was even better- more helpful, more professional.

These mentors were not even a decade older than me, yet the knowledge they had over these fields was massive. They’d worked with huge brands, yet they were so humble and approachable throughout. I never once stuttered before asking them ‌questions. A huge shout-out to Captain Megha Jain- she was the most supportive and helpful Captain I had.

As the course drew to a close, I realised my journey so far was amazing- not only had I learnt a lot, but my confidence in myself had redoubled. I was no longer that girl, uncertain about her future. I was now setting my path in stone, in a direction I wanted and I chose.

The 100% Placement/Freelance Guarantee.

The recruitment process began soon after the classes got over and was a smooth experience overall. The Placement team at MyCaptain worked diligently and were very responsive, answering even our silliest doubts about the interview rounds and processes.

Another important part of this program was the placement training- where we were guided by experts on topics like how we could build our resume for a particular company, how we could optimise our LinkedIn accounts and even how we should communicate in group discussions.

Then interview day arrived. Despite it being my first time giving interviews, they went by frictionlessly and without much incident. I thought I did pretty well, but still prayed I would get through.

I got an internship at a web development company, where I handle their entire social media- that is six platforms including Instagram, Meta, Twitter, LinkedIn and Quora. Currently, I am interning at an organisation as a Social Media Executive. 

With the help of MyCaptain, I could switch paths and actually pursue a career in Social Media, which is something I’d wanted to do.

Signing off!

This experience with MyCaptain was like a mega buffet- I got to taste so many things, and I could go back and take second helpings of the items I loved most.

I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking for a career change, or a switch in fields entirely. This course definitely helped me set my foot on solid ground, and I am sure it will help you too.

Want to understand what the buzz is all about? Sign up for the MyCaptain Digital Marketing Pro Course.

How to perform spoken word poetry

Before we dwell on spoken word poetry, let us get an understanding of what poetry is and the origin of poetry.

Poetry is a form of art that uses human language for its aesthetic qualities. Moreover, it can also choose to use its notional and semantic content.  

It mainly consists of oral or literary work used in such a way that the language is felt by the user as well as the audience.

Poetry uses a condensed or compressed form to convey the emotion or ideas to the readers or the listener’s mind or ear. To achieve musical or incantatory effects, poetry can also use devices such as assonance and repetition. 

More often than not, poems rely on the musical qualities of a language, word association, and the imagery produced by those words. 

Due to words being strategically used, poems are extremely difficult to translate into another language. 

How often have you heard a poem in Urdu but its literal translation in English, does not make any sense? 

These shades and nuances of meaning can be difficult to interpret in addition to causing different readers to “hear” a particular piece of poetry differently. This makes poems have only reasonable interpretations rather than definitive ones.

Now, let’s move on to spoken word poetry.

What is spoken word poetry?

Spoken word is meant to be read out loud and proud.

In simple words, the spoken word is what is meant to be read out loud. Some examples of the spoken word you might be familiar with are stories, poems, monologues, slam poetry, rap, and even stand-up comedy

As a result, the use of words and phrases that project onto the minds of the listeners like vivid images, sounds, actions, and other sensations is a must. With proper use of words, your listeners will see, smell, feel, and even taste what you want them to. 

This genre of poetry has its roots in oral traditions and performances. The spoken word can encompass or contain elements of rap, hip-hop, storytelling, theatre, jazz, rock, blues, and folk music. 

Characterized by rhyme, repetition, improvisation, and wordplay.

Spoken word poems frequently refer to issues of social justice, politics, race, and community. 

Related to slam poetry, the spoken word may draw on music, sound, dance, or other kinds of performance to connect with audiences.

Usually, there’s a time limit of about five minutes or a one-poem limit, which typically works out to 3–5 minute

If you are planning to perform soon, here are a few tips:

Tips to perform spoken word poetry.

1. Choose a subject and have an attitude.

Pick your topic and radiate confidence.

No attitude, no poem! 

The “richness” in poetry comes from the feelings and opinions of the poet. Everyone goes through their own experiences and develops a view of the world, unlike others. 

To be able to touch your audience, it is extremely important for the poet to show the necessary courage and express his/her thoughts freely. It doesn’t matter how bizarre your views are, poetry at its roots is for self-expression. 

The key here is to build confidence. We must acknowledge ourselves as writers and understand that what we have to say is important. 

2. Pick your poetic devices.

Surprisingly enough, poems that incorporate simple yet powerful poetic elements are the ones that get noticed. 

Repetition is one such poetic device that can help a writer generate exciting poems by just repeating a key phrase or image. 

Rhyming can also enrich your diction and performance. 

You can check out other poetic devices while you’re at it and learn to use them properly.

3. Research different styles of spoken word poems and poets.

Research all the way.

There’s a ton of authors that are spoken-word poets: Watsky, Kevin Coval, Sarah Kay, Phil Kaye, Guante, and so many more. 

Watching different artists use different styles might just do the trick and inspire you to write your own masterpiece.  

Hop on YouTube and explore the search bar…

4. Develop your style.

First, choose a subject that you are really passionate about. If your heart is into it, then so will your audience be. 

Second, decide how you want your poem to be presented. 

And lastly, fuse these two…

That’s the way you could solidify your confidence when you perform it if you ever do, spoken word is meant to be performed. This is what we mean by ‘style’.

5. Respond to a troubling question or idea.

Respond to questions.

Some of the best-spoken words come from a response to a question or idea that makes you think. Pick a question that makes you feel unsettled or curious. Then, write a detailed response to create the spoken word piece.

For example, you may try responding to a question like “What are you afraid of?” “What bothers you about the world?” or “Who is the most valued person in your life?”

6. Come up with a gateway line.

The gateway line is usually the first line of the piece. It may sum up the main topic and/or set the theme for the entire poem. 

The line can also introduce the story you are about to tell in a clear, eloquent way. A good way to find a gateway line is to write down the first ideas or thoughts that pop into your head when you focus on a topic, moment, or experience. 

For example, you may come up with a gateway line like, “The first time I saw her, I was alone, but I did not feel alone.” This will then let the reader know you are going to be talking about a female person, a “her,” and about how she made you feel less lonely.

7. Use repetition to reinforce an idea or image.

Repetition can help your listeners focus.

Most spoken words will use repetition to great effect, where you repeat a phrase or word several times in the piece. 

You may try repeating the gateway line several times to remind the reader of the theme of your piece. Or you may repeat an image you like in the piece so the listener is reminded of it again and again. 

For example, you may repeat the phrase “The first time I saw her” in the piece and then add on different endings or details to the phrase

8. Finalize everything.

Once again, read your piece out loud. Moreover, ensure that everything flows smoothly and that you are indeed happy with what you have created.  Perform it for a teacher or a friend. 

But remember that you are doing all this for improving. So don’t forget to ask for their honest feedback.

9. Have fun and perform.

Enjoy yourself.

After you’ve finalized everything, and you know how you want to perform it, have fun with it. 

You’ve finished everything for the piece and you can still edit it here and there if you end up being unhappy with it again.

Spoken-word is really fun and it’s a chance to put your voice out there about something you are passionate about.

Before jumping into the spoken-word form, simply write everything you love, know, agree, and disagree with. 

Why?

Because more often than not, human thoughts are like a tree. One branch will lead to smaller branches and those to the leaves and so on. 

For example, for an ode to autumn, we would write about how we love the colours of leaves, wearing beanies, bonfires, and the best part: no mosquitos. 

Plus, you have an excuse to wear hoodies and cuddle up in a blanket!

The Evolution of Event Management Companies.

Be it a star-studded wedding like Vik-Kat’s or an IPL game, there are no events that event management companies can not run beautifully. 

Event management firms organise functions or events such as annual meets, weddings, reunions, fundraisers, sports events and more.

Even if one individual owns the company, organising an event and pulling it off is a matter of teamwork and collaboration.

But with the pandemic here, did you ever wonder how these companies managed to stay in business?

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Event management companies during the pandemic

Like every other field, the event management industry fell short of business when COVID-19 hit the world. But as soon as the lockdown lifted, clients started approaching the firms again. 

If you take an example, pandemic weddings are a thing now in our country, the lavish events curated under the restrictions imposed by the government.

There are several events conducted online too.

According to Statista, the revenue of the organised events industry was estimated to be over 100 billion Indian rupees in the financial year 2021, up from around 66.1 billion rupees in the financial year 2018.

Maintain social distancing at events.

Current event management trends in India

Despite several events during the pandemic, the current situation forced the event management industry to move most of its operations online. 

Eventually, that led the companies to become a trendsetter in the industry.

Event management firms adopted a few methods like:

1. Live stream

Nowadays, live streaming is a common trend, especially at wedding functions. The reason behind this idea is to reach more audiences.

Since the number of guests is limited because of COVID protocols, YouTube or other streaming sites have made it easier for others to be a part of the function.

2. Engaging social media content

Like any other company, event management companies have also taken to social media platforms to promote their business. Posting fine pictures from the events one organised and updating current projects will engage the audience. The audience can even share the posts they like, leading to more views and reach for the firm.

3. Experimental Marketing

Experiment marketing is a concept that includes techniques like Virtual Reality, 360-degree photo experiences, projection mapping and more. A few event management companies adopted it to help give their clients an idea about the events they are planning by offering a virtual tour of the setup.

Event managements companies have taken to another level with their experimental marketing
Technology makes everything easier.

4. Specially designed mobile apps

These firms have designed apps that help clients connect with their event managers. Also, some apps help the client find their perfect venue for the event with a single tap. Thus, making the job easier for both the manager and the client.

Challenges faced by the event management companies

In this time of anticipation, there are barriers while planning an event.

1. Government protocols and health and safety

The event management team should make sure that they follow the rules set by the government that can change from time to time.

From the number of guests to event timing to social distancing, they must ensure that the team and the guests follow all the protocols.

2. Uncertainty of the future

The events that are already well-planned and arranged could get cancelled because of the rise in Covid cases, curfews and lockdown. The time and money invested could go to waste.

3. Getting acquainted with technology

Most of the operations have moved online ever since the pandemic hit us. So, it is important to keep up-to-date with technological aspects and the social media language that’s required for the business.

Events can be in the form of virtual conferences or zoom meetings too.
Virtual conferences are common now.

4. Day-to-day functions

To run an event, one has to pay for the vendors, caterers, photographers and more. With less cash inflow and the increase in the price of items and props, it’s challenging to pay the usual retailers. 

Future of the event management firms

The event management firms will keep growing despite the current situation. Also, people have changed and so have their lifestyles. One is likely to spend money even to organise an event at their home for their loved ones.

Now, since people are getting adapted to the fast-paced technology, it is possible to curate an event in many forms:

  • Zoom conferences
  • Virtual concerts
  • Hybrid events
  • Outdoor events
  • Small-scale live events

From adaptable planning to expecting anything, one can always devise a Plan B. Investing time and money in technology these days will only benefit the business, along with focusing on health and safety.

Event management companies should plan their events strategically.
Have strategic planning.

To look at the bright side, it will be an opportunity for the event organisers to expand their venue and audience via virtual events. It will be a great platform to showcase their hard work and creativity.

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How Do Indian Web Series Win Audiences?

Any fan that has watched ‘The Family Man’ seasons 1 and 2 must be excited for its next season even before its shoot begins.

The impact the Indian web series has created among the Indian population is fascinating. Such is Little Things; everybody got the happy ending they wished for after five years of its pilot episode. 

The shift from T.V serials to web series has grown big time through the last few years. In fact, the focus shift from hilarious household dramas to topics that are raw and real has caught many eyes.

How Indian web series explore a fresh track

Breaking away from the stereotypes, what’s unique with the web series is how the makers discuss diverse topics and issues that the people want to learn. 

They want to dive in deep to explore genres like crime thrillers, sci-fi, horror, comedy surrounding the everyday lives of Indians. We have shows like Made In Heaven and Little Things that normalise homo-sexual relationships and live-in together. 

The audience watch for its matured content and the best part is that these are uncensored, hence keeping the essence of the story.

If one wants to watch an Indian web series, there are many genres to choose from.
There’s no limit to exploring different genres.

Door to real talents

Web series acts as a platform for new talents. There are stories that should be conveyed from different parts of the country. One can create their content and easily share it on a free medium like YouTube.

Similarly, we see fresh faces who don’t have a film background. Some actors had their breakthroughs after appearing in the web series; a few among them are Mithila Palkar, Pratik Gandhi, Shweta Tripathi, and the list goes on.

There are writers like Dhruv Sehgal who add reality elements into his script. From directors to actors to editors, there are opportunities for some true talents in this industry.

Few talented actors have left their impact in movies and web series.
Stars who established their stardom in both cinema and web series.

Exceptional making in Indian web series

In making, the technical aspects are brilliant. From cinematography to music to editing, one can draw a line between a daily soap and a web series. 

Makers are focusing on both the script and the technical details nowadays. If you take Sacred Games or Mirzapur, you can see the cinematic level of articulation around each element. 

Another plus in the making is how each episode or show is aired for a limited duration rather than dragging it for years. Thus grasps the audience and keeps them on their toes till the end.

From big budget to using latest equipment web series in India have set its standards.

Covid-19 impact on OTT platforms

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a great accelerator for the Indian SVOD (Subscription Video-On-Demand) market. OTT video subscriptions reached almost 62 million by 2020 end, doubling from 32 million at the end of 2019. 

The closure of the movie halls and rare good content on television has forced a large part of the audience to shift to online platforms for entertainment. In search of quality content, people are ready to spend money to subscribe to their favourite OTT platforms.

Binge-watching shows on OTT platforms are a thing now.

To conclude, web series in India has taken a step ahead in this era. It seems almost tailor-made, especially for the youth. The OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hot Star, Zee 5, YouTube are a medium to access the latest web series. 

With the web series releasing one after another, the audience is waiting for new seasons and more decent plots.

So, which show are you watching next?

Psychology Courses: How Useful Are They?

In recent years, the demand for psychology courses has risen so much that it left a gap that needed to be filled.

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour of various individuals.

It can also include the biological, social, and environmental factors that influence how some people think, act, or even feel.

Understanding psychology can give you better insights into why you do the things you do as well as give you a better understanding of other people.

What are the different types of Psychology?

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Psychology is a broad field.

Psychology is a very broad field and there is no real way of classifying them all.

But the 4 most common types of psychology are;

1. Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology is the service of providing continued and comprehensive mental and behavioural care for people that require help.

2. Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive psychology is nothing but the study of mental processes like memory, problem-solving abilities, creativity and reasoning.

3. Behavioural Psychology

Behavioural psychology is a theory that suggests that the environment around a child could shape his behaviour for the rest of his life.

4. Biopsychology

Biopsychology is analysing how the brain and other aspects of our biology affect our behaviour, feelings and thoughts.

Careers in Psychology and their Courses

You need a degree in psychology to pursue it.

Once you’ve completed a BA or A BSc, you will have the chance to opt to pursue a career in psychology.

Psychology is a broad field, a lot of which has yet to be explored, some of the options you will have are;

1. Psychiatrist

Psychiatry is considered to be one of the highest paying fields in the world of psychology. It is also considered a career in medicine.

2. Neuropsychologist

Neuropsychologists require a doctorate or clinical degree in neuropsychology to be allowed to practice this form of psychology.

They specialise in the study of cognitive science.

3. Clinical Psychologist

To become a Clinical psychologist, you require a doctorate degree in psychology.

They are also trained to assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent mental illness.

4. Counseling Psychologist

To become a counselling psychologist, one must have a PhD or Ed.D. degree.

They do many of the same tasks that clinical psychologists do like offering psychotherapy and mental health treatment, but they work with clients with less severe forms of mental illness.

5. School Psychologist

School psychologists usually work within the educational system to diagnose and treat behaviour and learning problems in children.

Psychology coursesdo they help?

Online Psychology courses can give you a better understanding of what you like.

With Mental Health Awareness taking the world by storm, more people have wanted to delve a little bit into the world of psychology.

But even with the world being put on pause, the world still functioned like it always did online.

You can find a course for nearly anything online, which is why it’s become one of the best places to learn new things.

With just the click of a button, you could land up on a page with courses made just for you.

There are so many platforms out there, just like us.

You could find psychology courses that would help give you a better understanding of what type of psychology you prefer.

Benefits of taking Psychology courses

The benefits of taking a course will help you understand yourself better.

There are some great reasons to learn about psychology, even if you don’t want a career in it.

  • Improves critical thinking.
  • You will understand yourself better.
  • You will understand people better too.

Scope of Psychology courses

There’s a very wide scope of psychology in India.

Psychology is slowly but steadily gaining attention and traction in India. With the rise of the Mental Health Awareness movement, people have finally taken an interest in their own mental health.

There will always be a need for professionals that can help individuals manage, control or deal with the issues that they have.

The scope of Psychology ranges from mental well-being, personal and professional development, medical and nursing, family and relationships and more. 

The field of Psychology is a beautiful one that we believe everyone should try at least once.

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Understanding Graphic Design Course Basics.

– What is Graphic Design

We all know that graphic design course has been trending for a few years now.

But what exactly is graphic design? And can just about anyone pursue a career in it? Let’s figure it out.

Graphic design is a structured form of design that helps a user achieve a particular goal through visual communication techniques.

There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.

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– Why become a graphic designer

If you are a creative and organized individual, a career in graphic design might be ideal as it requires imagination and organizational skills. A graphic designer’s life is full of everyday challenges about how to express a creative brief through design.

You can choose between working full-time with a company or freelancing, which gives you the flexibility to choose your clients and your working hours (albeit only sometimes!). And once you find what works for you, you will eventually be more productive and be able to harvest the benefits of working for yourself.

The demand for graphic designers is also increasing by the day. In fact, the graphic designing field is expected to grow by over 10% in the next 5 years. This is good news for those entering the field. Even though there is a lot of competition, almost every company nowadays needs an in-house design team.

– How to become a graphic designer

You do not need a formal education to become a graphic designer, although you do need to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

In creative domains like this, a portfolio holds more value than a degree. You could try doing a part-time diploma or even a certificate course. They give you the benefit of a cohesive learning experience, with all material in one place.

Some graphic design courses include tasks or projects that you can complete to get a practical, first-hand experience of the design field and the different applications involved. A few courses even offer internships or jobs, so you can apply your theoretical know-how directly with a company or client.

– Required Skills

Analytical skills- Graphic designers should be able to perceive their work from the client’s point of view to ensure the desired message is being conveyed.

Computer skills– Most graphic designers use specialized graphic design software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or Figma to create their designs.

Creativity- Graphic designers should be able to think of unique ways of communicating their design brief to their consumers.

Time-management- Graphic designers, especially those who are freelancers, often have to work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline.

-Understand the principles of design

You need to keep an eye out for design details that both improve your work and also impair it. It goes without saying that there are a lot of intricacies in the course of graphic design, but these basic principles should help you get started with creating all kinds of graphics- whether they are logos, app designs, banners, advertisements, or web content.

  1. Contrast– Contrast is an important design principle, as it lets you emphasize the most important aspect of a design. High contrast, whether in terms of colour (black and white), font (traditional and modern), or weight (thick and thin), can help guide the viewer’s eye to the most important part of the design first.
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2. Balance– Balance lends stability and structure to a design. This doesn’t mean that all your elements have to be the same size or completely symmetrical, but that your design should be comprehensible to the viewer. Every element that forms your design (text boxes, images, and shapes) has a visual weight of its own, so it’s important to be familiar with them as you create. Now, symmetric balance means that the weight of the elements is evenly distributed on each side, whereas asymmetric balance uses colour, scale and contrast to achieve a flow in design.

3. Alignment– Alignment helps create a pleasing visual structure and flow to your design. It creates a seamless visual connection and gives an orderly appearance to the design elements. Left, right and center are the most common styles of alignment, but you could also align elements with other elements in your design.

4. Hierarchy– Visual hierarchy refers to the weightage being given to different aspects of design. For example, if you want to emphasize a particular heading, you could increase its font size or use a different, bolder style to highlight it. You may also place it higher than other elements in the design, giving it more focus and adding to the visual weight it carries, thus giving it a higher place in the visual hierarchy.

5. Repetition– Repetition is a fundamental design element, especially when it comes to creating cohesive designs, as in the case of branding. Consistency in the use of elements such as brand colours, fonts and illustration styles, help people recognize the brand.

6. Proximity- Proximity helps create organization on a design, grouping together similar or related elements to form a relationship between them. It is used such that bringing together similar elements helps declutter and organize the entire design. Proximity is usually employed in menus, lists and grids.

7. Colour- Colour is one of the most important principles of design, as it is a very obvious visual element. Colours can help you communicate feelings and emotions without the use of a single word, alluding to the adage- a picture is worth a thousand words. Understanding the basics of colour theory helps you use colour to your advantage. For example, yellow is considered a warm colour and is associated with energy and happiness, whereas blue is a colour that tends to make people feel calm and trusting- that is why a majority of logos are blue in colour. Another important use is brand colours. Defining how each colour is used can help create consistency within your work and improve the overall brand image.

8. Space- Aside from the part of the design you are filling in with text and images, there is some empty space wherein no elements have been placed. This white space, otherwise known as negative space, creates shapes and can help highlight the most important parts of your design. Negative space is used extensively in logos.

9. Typography- Typography is a principle of design that deals with arranging a message in a legible and aesthetically-pleasing composition. It is different from calligraphy or lettering in that in typography, we use pre-existing typefaces. Typography helps create visual consistency and harmony in a design, whether it is on a poster or a website.

– How to create a design portfolio

Your portfolio should contain written and visual overviews of projects and significant pieces that you’ve been involved with. It should also include an insight into skills you have, methods you’ve used, and the impact of your work, along with any relevant outcomes and/or lessons you’ve learned.

Here are a few tips that can help you build a graphic design portfolio:

  • Choose only the best of your creations. You might want to showcase all your work, right from when you started, but that isn’t such a good idea because potential clients or companies really only care about your best work.
  • If you have worked for any client in the past,or if you have done a professional case study for a brand, be sure to add that to your portfolio as well.
  • Describe the creative thought process behind your work, so it may be clearer to someone who isn’t a designer.

– Applications of Graphic Design

Graphic design is used in various functions. Some of its applications are:

  • Complete branding
  • Packaging (anything from food wrappers to appliances)
  • Print media (books, magazines, newspapers, flyers and hoardings)
  • Online art (websites and banners)
  • Apparel design (t-shirts, tote bags)
  • Album covers, film and television graphics

– MyCaptain’s Graphic Design Course

MyCaptain offers a course on Graphic Design wherein the learners not only understand the basics of design and work with different tools like Adobe Illustrator, but also practically apply their theoretical know-how and build their first portfolio.

After the 4-week LIVE course, learners can also get internship opportunities in the field.

77 percent of the learners who took up the Graphic Design course have said that it has helped them and they are likely to recommend this course to a friend or colleague.

– Future scope in the field

The employment of graphic designers is projected to grow by 5 percent through the course of 5 years, that is, up to 2026. In fact, the employment of graphic designers particularly in computer systems design and related services is projected to grow 20 percent.

Companies are continuing to increase their digital presence, requiring graphic designers to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites.

Graphic designers need to keep up to date with the latest software and computer technologies in order to remain competitive.

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An Introduction to Creative Writing.

When people think of creative writing, they usually think of fiction or poetry, but it’s important to remember that creative nonfiction exists too. 

It is the kind of writing that takes an out-of-the-box approach to its subject. 

It is also a huge difference from academic, technical, or news writing, which is normally dry and mostly factual. 

What is Creative Writing?

Creative writing displays imagination.

Creative writing is an art form at its finest.

Some even go as far as to call it the art of making things up.

It’s imaginative writing done in a way that isn’t academic or technical but can still attract an audience. 

It can be any type of writing that is original and self-expressive. 

A news article, for example, isn’t considered creative because the goal would be to present facts and not the feelings of the writer. 

The purpose of it is to entertain people as well as share the experiences that make us all human, like love or loss. 

If you want to try it out yourself, remember that the first step is to use your imagination.

What are the types and forms of Creative Writing?

Each type of these writing genres has a distinct aim.

There are four types of creative writing, they are;

1. Descriptive:

Descriptive writing helps a reader imagine a character, place, experience and more in extreme detail.

2.Persuasive:

Also known as argumentation, persuasive writing is used to help the reader understand the writers point better.

3. Narrative:

A narrative is just presenting connected events in order to make a good story out of it.

4. Expository:

This style of writing is used to reveal or put out information about a certain party.

It is one of the most typical types of writing and can be seen in magazines, newspapers and articles.

Creative writing takes on many forms, some of them are;

1. Poetry

Poetry evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness.

In poetry, the only rule is that there are no rules. You are not bound to write something that doesn’t interest you, and you can be as creative as you want to be.

There are different types of poetry too, the most common ones are free verse, haiku, sonnets and limericks.

2. Novels

A novel tells a story about people and events that are not real.

A novel is a book that tells a story with connected events. Most novels are around over 40,000 words long but some can go up to 80,000 to 100,000 words.

Some novel genres are mysteries, romance, thrillers and fantasy.

3. Short stories

Stories that are around 5000 words are called short stories.

Short stories are normally works of fiction that are around 5,000-10,000 words long. They are pretty similar to novels, the biggest difference is the length.

How to begin creative writing?

Writing can be intimidating for anyone.

When you are just starting to experiment with creative writing, it’s good to remember that not everyone writes at the same pace.

Something that might take you days to write, could take someone else a few hours.

It’s good to remind yourself that everyone works differently and not compare yourself with other writers.

Some other tips to keep in mind when you are starting out are;

1. Find the right tone.

Every writer’s tone is as unique as a snowflake, but finding your groove can take a bit of time.

You should be sure to experiment with different tones and ways to find the one that suits you the best.

2. Take time to find your writing style.

Every writer has to take their own sweet time while finding out what type of writing works for them.

If you’ve noticed, no two books are ever written the same way. Even when written by the same author, to a trained eye, you will see subtle nuances in the way the book is written.

3. Make time for your writing.

Making time to write can be a hard task for any of us, but when you don’t make time to focus on something that you love, you could end up losing motivation to do it.

Even putting aside a few minutes every day can help keep your passion alive.

4. Make the effort to expand your vocabulary.

Growing your vocabulary can help you not only sound better but can help with your reach, by improving your vocabulary you can effortless knit the story together.

Creative writing can be an outlet to help you get some of those hard to understand emotions out of your head.

There are even courses you can take that will help you improve!

It’s an amazing skill that helps you escape to a place you can call your own.

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