Creative writing tips and tricks for beginners

Creative writing. Easy, but difficult at the same time. So how do we make it easier? How do we make it fun? Also, how to get better at it? Should we use figures of speech in creative writing? What priorities should we give to grammar, spelling and punctuation? Novels, short stories, biographies... it's all covered here. For the answers, read on below!

Four Top-Notch Ways to Polish Your Writing Skills with Creative Writing

This is a guest post by Lucia Smith. If you want to write for Writers' Treasure, contact me and send your ideas. Don’t you love to read fictions and short stories? Don’t you get excited to read novels and epics? Of course you do so, but however, if you are asked to write any of these, will you be able to do so? Probably, you would prefer to step back. So, why don’t you try creative writing and polish your creative skills? Sometimes, you just enjoy the dialogues of your favourite films. Do you know the source of these dialogues? They are all written by professional scriptwriters who have acquired mastery in creative writing. So, if you know the little secrets of creative writing, you can emerge to be a primary figure in the world of media and entertainment. But what are the … [Read more...]

Who Else Wants to Master the Creative Writing Skills?

So you now know about the creative writing skills, and want to master them too, but don’t know how? Not to worry. These creative writing skills are easy to grasp, easy to know, and easy to master. (Note: Of course for every person these skills may not be easy to master. Someone will find them easy, and some other person may find them as hard as climbing Mt. Everest. It depends on how hard you are willing to work). With the disclaimer out of the way, let’s get to the real stuff: let’s learn how to master talent, the most important creative writing attribute! I hear you saying, “Talent? We can’t master talent. It’s inborn.” That’s true, but how about a nifty little trick to ensure that you never have to worry about talent even if you don’t have a single ounce of it? Ready? … [Read more...]

Creative Writing Skills: Do You Have Them All?

Do you know that creative writing isn’t easy? Silly question, I know. But do you know that there are a certain set of skills which you need to master if you want to be an expert in it? And the questions that comes out of this are: what are these skills? And are they important? Read on for the first question. As for the second, of course you already know that the answer is going to be: “Of course!” … [Read more...]

Pen and Paper vs. Computer – Which Do You Use?

There was a time when every notebook I used to buy I filled it up with words. Nothing but words. There were stories, information about sports I was interested in (at the time) and a whole lot of other idiotic stuff. Whole pages and pages were drowned in words, and I used to love my notebooks. A year or two later however, we got a new computer. I improved my typing skills (and learned touch typing). I also learned to use programs like Microsoft Word for writing. Henceforth I was using this almost exclusively for my writing. My notebooks, which were once so full that there wasn’t even space to copy down a phone number, now were empty. What happened? The thing that happened was that I had changed my writing medium from pen and paper to the computer. But of them is better for your … [Read more...]

Writing Powerful True Short Stories

Writing a short story is easy, but writing a powerful short story is difficult. In fact, extremely difficult. Add the word “true” to the whole thing and you might as well have a story which is impossible to write… but if you do write it well, then you have a winner. True short stories can be awesome to read and they can be boring to read. The difference is clear, and you need to make your ones in the first category. You need to make them powerful ones. But how do you write a powerful true short story? … [Read more...]

Writing Tip: Use Vivid Description

What is good writing? Even though the correct answer is that whether a piece of writing is good or not rests entirely with the reader, many people think that good writing is effective writing. And it’s true. Good writing follows a flow. Good writing is focused. Good writing is written for a purpose. Good writing is grammatically correct and readable. And… Good writing uses vivid description. And I hear you saying: “what is vivid description anyway?”… So here we are! … [Read more...]

Why You Should Write Like You Talk (And How I Defeated Writers’ Block)

For a whole week, I was struck with writers’ block. I couldn’t write blog posts. Only blog posts. I could write fiction well. I could write essays and letters well. But blog posts and articles? No. I tried, tried and tried some more. And nothing happened. I had about five post drafts waiting, each of them filled up with only three paragraphs. I had great ideas. I had great inspiration. The post was so good that I couldn’t wait to write it. However, when I opened that blank document and started to write, I got a feeling. A vague feeling. … [Read more...]