Open your mind, and join us in this blog, as we talk about creative writing
Nothing is better than a good story, having the ability to make words so vivid and interactive. To be able to see what you read, or hear, to express and engage. All of this wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for writing, creatively.
Open your mind, and join us in this blog, as we talk about creative writing.
Well, Creative writing is an expressive form of literature that fuels creativity, imagination, and storytelling to portray a particular message, emotion, or plot. It defies the traditional bounds of other forms of writing and is entirely subjective to our preferences and experiences.
It’s also any writing that goes outside the bounds of usual professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or various traditions of poetry and poetics.
So we can say creative writing is the art of delivering an idea in a simple and interesting for the audience to easily digest a piece of information.
Types of Creative Writing
What makes Creative writing a fun craft, is that it has so many ways to convey human experience using words. Creative writing has many forms, such as yet not limited to, Autobiography, Flash Fiction, novel, novella, poetry, Screenplay or it could be a short story, but that’s not it.
Creative writing could be anything from writing a devices structure, a description for whatever you can land your eyes on or even writing a medication guiding.
Elements of Creative Writing
As with all creative works, creative writing has elements that help to convey aesthetic or symbolic meaning, it might be different from type to type, but in the end, they are all critical components to good creative writing. The most important elements are:
- Action - Movements that characters undertake in the story.
- Character – The plot progresses and establishes inner or outer conflict.
- Conflict - Challenges, suspense, and uncertainty about whether the goal will be achieved.
- Dialogue - A verbal exchange between characters.
- Pacing - The speed at which a story is told.
- Plot - The sequence of a story's events.
- Scene - Dramatic sections in a story within a specific time and place.
- Setting - Time and location in the narrative.
- Suspense - The anticipation of an outcome or plot.
- Theme - Central topic or message of a narrative.
- Tone - The narrator's attitude toward the subject matter.
- Voice - The manner of expression.
Tips to Write as a Professional
Always strive to improve and enhance your writing, and here are some tips to help
1. Read, read, read. It’s a lot harder to get the hang of creative writing if you don’t have any references to draw from. Notable writers throughout history have penned excellent examples of well-written creative work that should be required reading for any budding creative writer. Read famous works by great writers in plenty of genres to get a feel for where your interests may lie.
2. Always be writing. Don’t ignore the random ideas that pop into your head. Even bad ideas can inspire good ones; you never know what will trigger inspiration for a better idea later on. Keep a notepad or download a notes app for a handy way to jot down or record any content you may think of—it may come in handy unexpectedly.
3. Have a point of view. Fiction writing often has a story, message, or lesson to share. A narrative without a drive behind it will feel flat, and your audience won’t understand what your story’s point why they should care. Use your own unique to tell a story that resonates with your audience and connect with them in a way that leaves a lasting impression.
4. Start writing. This is important, especially for beginning writers. Many beginners can feel intimidated or embarrassed by their creative work and where their imagination takes them. However, through freewriting, creative writing exercises, writing prompts, and practice, you can improve your writing skills and become a better writer in no time.
5. Try a writing workshop. Writing classes expose you to a community of writers who can all aid in your creative writing process by offering feedback and constructive criticism on a variety of elements in your writing, like a story, main characters, setting, and word choice. Whether you’re writing your first book or you’re an experienced writer suffering from writer’s block, writing groups can offer helpful suggestions or inspiration.
Creativity is Freedom!
Remember that to be creative in anything you need to lose the strings, think out of the box, and fly with your mind since it is our only way to fly.