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Why Creative Writing is a Must for Every Professional

Creative Writing is a skill to master and an art to embrace.  Professionals can now get trained in creative writing that will make them excel in all their communication exposures at work.  TalkShop, the best English school in the Philippines and pioneer of Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) offers writing workshops that target the particular concerns of professionals who regularly face the challenge of drafting business letters, proposals, project summaries, executive reports, recommendations, and policies.

TalkShop CEO Sheila Viesca who pioneered ILT as the teaching style that merges the strengths of western pedagogy and Asian values states, “Once an individual learns the techniques of creative writing, he becomes empowered to use his own voice to adjust to his readers.  Anyone who writes any material for whatever purpose should always keep the concerns of his readers in mind while being aware of what he stands for and why he is writing in the first place.”

Sheila Viesca, a published author and communication guru to top corporations and universities, personally handles the writing technique classes at TalkShop where she engages the students in fun learning activities that focus on honing their creative sense and logical thinking.  She dishes out more tips for those who want to start a writing career and those who simply want to get better at this active communication skill:

1.   Don’t try too hard. Creative writing is profound yet uncomplicated.  When you get in touch with your creativity, you deepen your level of understanding and acceptance of everything that you have gone  through.  And then you get to that point of appreciating every dimension of any experience you may want to write about.

2. Keep your topics simple and relevant.  Creative does not mean confused.  The only way to connect with your audience is to connect to your message. If you cannot even nail your point in the material that you are drafting, how can you expect your reader to deduce anything from it.

3. Sequence your ideas. Creative writing may require mental brainstorming but the presentation of your ideas should be as logical and straightforward as possible.  The experience of reading a good creative work may sometimes be overwhelming, yet always fluid and painless.

4. Be yourself.  Your language adjusts to your reader, your style adopts to the platform,  your  tone reflects the message.  In all these,  you never, ever change who you are.  Make whatever adjustments. But all throughout, be true to yourself.  This is possibly your best gift to yourself and to your reader.

5. Just do it.  If you have been wanting to write a book but feel there is no time, then no amount of assistance will matter.  Just start writing.  Get a pen and notebook, then scribble some thoughts. Start a blog, encode random thoughts.  Do everything in your power to put your writing plans to action. Read good books. Write down your thoughts and reflections.  Go to the park. Write down your observations. Enroll in a writing class. Participate in learning activities. Write down your experience.  Write about your sentiments.

As a final note, whatever you do after you finish reading this article, remember to write.

 

TalkShop, the best English school in the Philippines, offers customized and comprehensive creative writing classes. The training institute’s internationally-affiliated technique workshops attract both professional writers and aspirants.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN

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