What is creative writing?

  • 1- Creative writing is one of those skills that we can perpetually get better at, but often sucks and feels irritate at when you start… Different questions come across mind like what is this? How we can do this? And more thoughts related to this.
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  • 2- Now, we’re not saying your creative writing isbad necessarily, but just that if you want to continue to push yourself in this industry, you’ll need some work since literature is more competitive now than it ever has been and make yourself better day by day through immense knowledge and facing this competitive world
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  • 3- Okay!! Let’s jump into it without wasting time. You might have heard called it different things. Traditionally referred to as literature, creative writing is an art of sorts- the art of making things up. It’s writing done in a way that is not academic or technical but attracts an audience. Although the definition is rather loose, creative writing can for the most part be considered any writing that is original or self-expressive. A news article, for example, cannot be considered creative writing because its main goal and focus is to present facts and not to express the feelings of the writer. The purpose of creative writing is to entertain and share human experience like love or loss. In this writers attempt to get at a truth about humanity through poetics and storytelling.
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  • 4- If you’d like to try your hand at creative writing, use keep in mind that whether you are trying to express a feeling or thought, the first step is to use your imagination.

How does Creative Writing Differ?

Is creative writing different from other kinds of writing?  Yes!! It is. As stated before all writing involves creativity since it is selective and is written from the writer’s perspective. Like informative writing, expositions (detailed statements, explanations or instruction), creative writing does convey information, even when we define it so broadly; indeed, and information is the basic component of all communication, no matter what kind.

The overall intent of creative writing is not to inform.

It is to stir the emotions, to elicit an emotional response.

Types of Creative Writing

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  • i )- Types of creative writing includes: Poetry, plays, movie and television writing, fiction (storytelling and novels), song, speeches, memoirs, personal essay.
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  • ii ) -As you can see that some non-fiction types of writing can also be considered as creative writing. For example: memoirs and essay writing can be written creatively to inform your readers about your life in an expressive way. Because these types are written in first person, it’s easier for them to be creative.

Elements Required in Creative Writing

You can’t build a car engine without consideration of how much each part plays a function, right…? 

That’s the equivalent case with writing.

Techniques used in creative writing include:

1- Character Development

Characters carry out the work of the plot in a story. A special kind of suspension of disbelief occurs in readers’ minds when they are reading and enjoying stories. The relation between characters and the action of the story shifts historically, often miming shifts in society and its ideas about human individualityself-determination, and the social order.

2- Plot Development

Simply we can say that, a plot is what happens in the story or play. Generally, plots follow a simple arc. Every book, movie, and song has a plot in which something fascinating really occurs. Even game different television shows have plots. Develop the habit of looking through the surface and perceiving the underlying skeleton of plot is approximately everything.

3- Underlying Theme

Theme in fiction is not limited to any specific set of ideas. Your theme(s) refers to the ‘moral of the story” or the better ideas in your story such as murder, betrayal, honesty, and compassion. Theme is like setting in that if you deliberately use a certain theme with the intent of making a given point rather than because it naturally fits into your story, that piece of writing will probably fail.

4- Point of View

Generally, Point of view plays an important role in the play. We be acquainted with that the tale grows taller with the telling, so reliability, or the lack of it, in point-of-view quickly becomes an essential tool. Many liars’ points-of-view have been skillfully used to tell a story, such as the book of Tom Sawyer in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with notable .In determining whose point-of-view to use, determine first whose story you are telling. Is your narrator the best character to tell the story? Do you need your narrator to lie or tell the truth? Different perspectives arise. There are several choices of types of point-of-view: first person, I and me; second person, you; more commonly third person is omniscient which includes all characters’ minds; and lastly which tells the whole story through one character. Choose the point-of-view that will best present the story you want to tell in the way you want to tell it. Don’t be afraid to try writing your story from a few different viewpoints until you find the right one

5- Dialogue

Dialogue in fiction is a verbal exchange between two or more character. A Dialogue is when you let the reader listen in on a conversation between your characters. Just as every stranger you stop on a street corner will answer your question in a different way, every character involved in a dialogue will have a slightly different speaking style.

6- Style

Style is a signature inside your writing and drawn from your vocabulary, syntax, rhythm, voice, and mood. It may be imitated but is mostly a natural byproduct of you. It defies most efforts to manipulate it.

It is also as individual as DNA. For example: read anything from the writer Kurt Vonnegut, and then read someone else Ernest Hemingway and you will readily see that each writer is brilliant and crazy-gifted and just as different from the other as possible.

Some freelancers claim they can control their styles, changing from one style to another as their assignments demand, but again, it is machination for a certain purpose, not an actual modification of personal style. Be yourself. It’s easier and makes for better writing.

Impressive Quotations by following Authors

  • William Shatner says

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Writing is truly a creative art- putting words to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson says

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One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.

  • Kurt Vonnegut says

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Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.

Conclusion

From the above detailed discussion you’ve clearly understood about creative writing but let me summarized few important pints for you.

The word creative is defined in various ways. The following are just some of the definitions:

  1. 1- “The ability to create”

  2. 2- “Imaginative”

  3. 3- “Productive and imaginative”

  4. 4- “Characterized by expressiveness and originality”

Creative writing is often defined as the writing of fiction, where the writer creates events, scenes and characters. In reality, aside from instinctive utterances like the yelp of an injured child or a delighted ‘Oh! He is injured’, all expressions are creative. For the purposes of this theory, ‘creative writing’ is any writing that expresses events and emotions in an imaginative manner and whose primary intent is to arouse emotions. Creative writing can therefore be fiction, using imaginative narration, or nonfiction, based on facts and events

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