Writing is no easy task to accomplish even more so, Creative Writing. This kind of writing requires practice and continuous immersion in different reading materials to improve that skill. It is different from any other forms of writing such as Business Writing because it is a much more informal kind of writing. But don’t mistake creative writing as a solely informal writing. It still has to have coherence though with an added creative kick. But how do you add that creative kick?
To answer that question, let us first know what it is. Creative Writing is a writing piece that could either be done in a fictional or non-fictional way. You could choose any kind of topic with it, be it horror, comedy, drama etc. There are also many different forms of creative writing such as novels, short stories, screen play, anything that could be narrated is considered creative writing.
This is where the dilemma usually starts. Since you can write about anything and everything and in any form, you get the sense of feeling lost on where and how to start. You’d soon stare endlessly at your computer monitor thinking of words to string together.
“By failing to prepare, you prepare to fail.”- Benjamin Franklin
The very first step to creative writing is preparation. But what kind of preparation you say? You need to first answer these following questions:
- What are you passionate about?
- What is your writing style?
Determine your passion. This is where your inspiration will come from. Then from that passion, you could derive that into writing. For example, I am an avid coffee lover and someday I would like to have my own coffee business. With that passion, I could research about coffee and write a blog about it.
Second, what is your writing style? You also have to know what type of writing you can write best at. You can know this by trying your hand at any writing style like poetry or screenplay to distinguish what style you are comfortable with. It is like trying out pants in a store; you have to find something that you will look good in.
In addition to the preparation, it could also help if you try to increase your vocabulary everyday so that you can come up with more creative words that will make your writing a lot more creative.
Now that you know how to prepare, you can already go to the next step which is actual writing. In writing the actual creative piece, you must first outline the topics that you want to tackle in your writing. It is a must for any writer to make a structure on how the topic will flow through so that it will not end up as a piece of cluttered mess. Basic structure such as Introduction- Body- Conclusion is your friend. It has to have structure so as not to confuse your readers.
In writing your actual piece, you should always remember to write with emotion. If you followed the first step which is writing about your passion, it should not be that hard for you to make emotions come out. This emotion is also where your creativity blooms.
Finally, do not forget to proofread your work. Some readers abhor writers who do not check their work beforehand. If you want someone to appreciate your creative piece, you must always re-read.
There you have it, tips on how to make your writing creative. But there is also one more thing to add to writing creatively which is…