Creating with your mind and putting it into writing. That’s what creative writing is all about. Whether it’s poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, you can express your thoughts and feelings through any of these creative writing outlets.
Creative writing is not just about giving the reader information and persuading them to take action, it’s about educating, entertaining, as well as expressing one’s thoughts, feelings, and advocacies. It can become a powerful tool for change when properly mastered (effective creative writing) and a complete disaster when not (ineffective creative writing).
Let’s now take an in-depth look at these two, shall we? The difference between good and bad creative writing can be summed up in one word – impression. Does a particular piece leave an impression on you or do you remain indifferent to the author’s thoughts and message after reading it? What it all boils down to is that it doesn’t matter what kind of creative writer you are, a short story writer, novelist, or poet, leaving an impression on your reader is what you should always strive to accomplish. But how do you do that, exactly?
A great piece of literary poetry, fiction, or nonfiction can make all the difference in the world. It can inspire. It can make you feel. It can lead you to hope and to dream. You want all kinds of emotions to be swirling within you while reading an author’s work. More than that, you want these feelings to stay with you even after you’ve finished reading. These are the kind of reactions you want to evoke from your reader. Before you can do that, however, you have to reach the level of proficiency of famous authors, or perhaps, somewhere close to that level.
It’s only going to be a matter of time before you become an accomplished creative writer in your own right. But first, you have to start on the right foot.
Write, write, write and don’t let anything stop you. Of course, writing compulsively doesn’t mean writing whatever you want. You must also be guided by the various aspects of creative writing. On top of that, you should also answer questions about yourself: Who are you as a writer? What kind of writing usually brings out your passion?
Explore, explore, explore. There various avenues from which you can showcase your creative writing talent. Does your heart lie in writing poetry, nonfiction, biographies, novels, or short stories? One of the reasons why you may be feeling like you’ve plateaued or are unable to write pieces that make an impression is because you haven’t fully explored where your talent lies.
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