"These creative writing ideas & tips will make you a much better writer and author!"
Creative and imaginative writing ... exactly what is it?
Creative writing is developing imaginative drama, fiction, or poetry. The big concern that I hear most often is, how can I discover how to get better?
My response is to just keep practicing! It's not complicated, but many writers’ make it that way.
I understand it's not all that easy to actually do it. The reality is that Writing comes really easily to some, and not for others.
It can be extremely discouraging for those who need to work so hard at writing and despite their best efforts, still don't believe they have actually written very well. The thing is that if you feel it in your heart, you can do it. Just know that it may take more work to get to where you'd like to be.
You see, writing can be a difficult process and although there are strategies that can be learned to develop your talents, writing creatively is a gift and like any gift, not everybody possess it.
It's helpful to take creative writing classes, utilizing
writing prompts and being focused are things that can help you to improve.
Putting words on paper isn't that difficult, but in order to
be successful you need to do it better than most. Take singing as an example,
most of us can carry a tune and some of us can sing pretty well but if you
compare someone to, let's say Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston, you may realize
that more singing lessons would do you well.
Here are a couple of creative writing ideas to help you to get your imagination flowing and put your energies in the right direction.
1) Plot is the events that take place in the story.
2) Characters are the people or animals who will be in the story.
3) Setting is the physical time and location where the story takes place.
4) Dialogue is the spoken words of the characters in the story.
5) Point of view is the identification of the narrator with the characters.
6) Theme is the main idea or meaning behind a story.
7) Style is the author's use of the language.
It can be tough to get published traditionally, but if you believe in your work, and want to consider publishing it yourself, take a look at Writing ebooks for fun & Profit. It's a step by step guide on how to write and publish your own e-book.
I like it because it puts you in the drivers seat and run the whole show. And e-books have become very popular!
I also really like Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book (Volume 2) and The Well-Fed Self-Publisher by Peter Bowerman.
These are my top two books on self-publishing. I use them both and highly recommend them.
Whatever rules or creative writing tips you read about writing, you will always be able to find some published work that violates them.
I believe writers are life long learners. Read books and magazines like Writer's Digest and The Writer Write what you enjoy and the most important of all the freelance writing tips you've read here...enjoy the process of writing.
That is what it is all about!
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