What Does it Take to Become A Good Writer?

A nice surprise occurred at the end of January, when an old contact got in touch.

Instead of a social call, he was letting me know that I’d been selected as one of GetCraft’s 100 Influential Content Creators. The company was expanding to Malaysia and as part of their launch party, they were recognising 100 creative professionals for outstanding work. Personally, it was a small indication that my quest to become a good writer is on the right track. 

Started by Patrick Searle (pictured above) and headquartered in Indonesia, GetCraft is a marketplace platform for content creators. Photographers, graphic designers, writers, videographers and especially social influencers are welcome to sign up on the platform and list their services for potential clients to browse.  

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The 12th Annual Book Festival at the National Mall

2012 National Book Festival Washington DC

Under a white, high-peaked frame tent, a large crowd huddled close to the stage, where celebrated Dominican-American author Junot Diaz was reading from his latest work, “This Is How You Lose Her.” From the energetic and appreciative applause that Diaz got for his reading, a passer-by who only heard the sounds could’ve been forgiven for thinking that Justin Bieber was making an appearance for his fans. The turnout for the 12th Annual Book Festival on the National Mall clearly proved that reading isn’t obsolete in the D.C. area.

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