How to be a Creative Writer

How to Write Creatively

How to be a creative writer

We all have our own stories, but not all of us have the potential to express them creatively. Creative writing is a way of expressing feeling in an artistic way; "Creative writing is writing that expresses that writer's thoughts and feelings in an imaginative, often unique, and poetic way." (, What is Creative Writing). However, this article provides beginner writers with a number of tips and advice to help them in their writings. 

1- Read, Read and Read...!

As simple as that. The more you read, the better your writing becomes; the more you read, the more knowledgeable you become because reading does not only widen your bank of vocabulary, but because it introduces you to other people thoughts, principles and cultures. George R.R. Martin suggests, "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one." The equation is so simple, read, read then read again then write. 

2- Develop your own personal style

This point is self-explanatory. It means develop your style that differentiates you from any other writer and use over and over and do not forget to review and improve it from time to time. Additionally, ask for feedback from experts.

3-  Be honest and write from you heart

When the writer is honest and spontaneous about what s/he writes, it lessens the gap between him/her and reader. Thus, a bond is created between the two. This bond makes the reader feel with writer and it is important from time to time to address the reader by using the pronoun "you" because it enables the reader to be part of the story and more interactive with it.

4- Pay extra attention to the beginnings and endings.

Human beings in general always tend to forget the details . They just remember the purport of the stories which is found in the beginning and the end. For example, if you ask any random person about what happened in the movie of the Titanic, the immediate answer will be " a ship goes into the sea hits an iceberg and drowns" and will tell you about the love story between Jack and Rose without paying any attention to the details.Thus, this person focused only on the main events of the story and neglected the other parts.

*IMPORTANT: this does not mean that the details are not important

5- Use figurative language

Using Figures of speech enriches artistically the content of your writing and they are so significant because they simplify the meaning and bring it from the sky to the earth. In other words, when the idea is abstract and complex it is important to use metaphors in order to simplify and familiarize it to the audience. For example, instead of saying "You're beautiful" to describe your girlfriend, say "you're like a moon that lightens my darkest nights" and see the difference for your self.
Some figure of speech to google: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Repetition, Alliteration . . . etc. 

Writing creatively will make your life fruitful.

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