How To Write Creative Writting 7 tips

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 Written storytelling involves four elements: plot, character, setting and theme. All of these are important parts of any story, but they aren’t all the same. Here is what writers should consider as you begin your new book: how to write creative writing tips.


1) Set a goal (a big one) for yourself.


What will you be trying to achieve? Think about it in terms of your goals for your finished book. Do you want to gain new readers or to get more sales.


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2) Find your voice


– whether that’s the form in which you use fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or journalism – be honest with yourself and others when you’re figuring out how to develop your message. Have three different voices – one for a personal novel, another for screenwriting, and third-person, and so on. Also find your style and make sense of the choices you have made. You can learn from other writers’ voices and understand how they did things in their own work. And don’t fret; it does feel liberating to let your words come to you without having to worry about grammar or mechanics. Writing is not a set of rules. Sometimes I feel like my characters never talk but just talk – maybe they don’t even say anything at all. At least then they aren’t talking in a ‘talk’ way that doesn’t reflect reality. It feels weird that someone who isn’t going through a dark moment would think or care about how much space an airplane takes. But sometimes we can’t stop ourselves from saying so because that seems right. Maybe someone else is telling us what we do not want to hear. So, it’s okay to write about uncomfortable things.


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3) Make sure you get some feedback from friends first.


Remember — it’s a good idea to try this before you start creating. Read through what others have written, think about who has done what to whom, and think about the style, what the dialogue seems like, etc. This will help you make decisions about what to keep and what to change as you go along. If you find yourself getting stuck in a specific place, stop, breathe, and then go back to reading what other people have written. Don’t be afraid to throw it all away and create something new. After a while it will become easier to decide what you want than to think straight every time you sit down at your laptop.


4) Keep things short and sweet


— think of it as your version of a paragraph or two. For example, if you’ve been doing long sentences, start cutting them down into one sentence, and then write your thoughts up. The key to writing long stuff is understanding how it makes you feel. When you are happy, tell stories. When you are upset, tell yourself that you need more time to sort the feelings. Or just say “wow, that was really confusing to me, thank you,” and move forward. Then the next time you meet with someone, think back over what you got from what you wrote and ask yourself, would you say what you got to yourself, if only because you were able to express it better. Because it took a lot of effort to write something, but I often find myself questioning, “Would I do it again?” If you answer no, at least you aren’t giving up anything worthwhile.


5) Use commas and semicons, especially around the main events.


They make the flow of your narrative clear and give the reader time to absorb your message. In fact, commas are almost like punctuation marks — punctuating a sentence with a comma shows the reader things you are doing rather than saying. That said, they can sometimes be misunderstood, because they can seem very informal. Instead of using them, write in prose, because it is simpler. Just insert them and give them a quick read in a casual sentence and then write on – don’t forget to add commas when you need to and leave punctuation at the end of an article or a chapter.


6) Avoid passive voice, unless you have to.


Passive voice can confuse your readers, so always aim for conversational language instead. Try being vocal whenever possible in your work as well. By adding words to your words, it makes your stories seem more human and less artificial. There are plenty of ways to take charge of your work without resorting to active verbs that may sound more like jargon. For example, you could read a passage and then immediately make decisions about the author, the scene, or where the person is feeling.


7) Finally, write what you want to say not what you need to say to say it.


Your readers pay attention to those things. If your world view is revealed a bit too bluntly and you have a few pages of notes laying around waiting to be edited, it will be difficult for the reader to understand the message your reader is trying to convey. So, don’t get hung up on how to be nice about things. Take advantage of your reader’s natural desire to connect with a writer and let them know what their life is like. Asking questions about the character is part of a reader’s relationship with a fiction writer. Even if your reader never touches the notes, it still means you are building a connection.

In conclusion: You may think you should stick to the traditional format of first-person point-of-view. No. Not necessarily. A lot depends on the story. The same goes for nonfiction, poetry, memoirs, and speculative fiction. One day, once I’m tired of working all day and want to take a vacation, I’ll return to that genre. But until then… I will continue to write short stories, books, documentaries. My focus will be on connecting with reader through themes that matter to them – whether that’s love, death, acceptance or friendship. Maybe that’s enough. I hope you found this guide helpful. Thank you!

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