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 little secrets?
What is creative writing in actuality?
There are people who are not aware of the exact meaning of ‘creative writing’. This particular form of writing concentrates on subjects like fiction or non-fiction, poetry, short story, novel as well as epic. Most importantly, one can express one’s heartfelt thoughts and emotions in creative writing rather than presenting something informative.
Well, writing of any type is not so easy since it requires the right choice of words and expressions that can make your readers appreciate your piece. So, if you take a glance at the following tips and suggestions for creative writing, you will surely gain confidence to write in an innovative style. Let’s take a look:
- Read a lot – Read as much as possible. Whether it’s a story book or a novel, try to spend hours behind it if possible. Even if you find that you are not able to extract an inch of interest from that particular book, try to analyze the facts and reasons.
- Analyze the writing piece – Check whether there are excessive digressions or thin characters in the story. On the other hand, if you love the article or the particular write-up, try to focus on the style as well as the use of imageries or line breaks followed by the author.
- Set aside time to write – If you want to excel in creative writing, you need to kill at least 20 minutes on a daily basis to write. You can set daily objectives like writing 1000 words on any subject of your choice or any of your personal experiences. In other words, the more you write, the faster you progress. You must not give up the habit of writing or else your skills might obtain rust.
- Write story-based writing – Make sure that you take interest to write. Writing should be done with pleasure and not out of any compulsion. So, you can always write fictions by including a couple of characters involved in some long stretching argument in a market place. Your intention will be to portray the characters as real through your writing.
Creative writer – a promising career
Nowadays, creative writing is also taught online. Plenty of academic institutes have been set up with learned faculties and technological gadgets to teach creative learning courses to students enrolling from far and wide. In fact, some traditional schools and colleges have started offering creative writing programs through distance learning.
Once you are certified as a creative writer, you can forward your resume at reputed media houses or television channels to get an early break in your career. If you are looking forward to apply for creative writing through distance learning, you can do so online.