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 still attracts an audience. Though the definition is rather loose, creative writing can for the most part be considered any writing that is original and self-expressive. In this section, we will focus on the purpose of creative writing.which will in turn aid students in understanding why a write writes and the importance of the relationship between author and reader.
There are numerous motives as to why someone would want to express a thought, opinion or fact to other individuals through words. Creative writing can be used for entertainment, informative, or persuasive purposes. This type of writing can also be used to convey an emotion.
In each lesson, a purpose will be explained thoroughly with definitions and examples; a writing prompt will follow. The writing prompt will train the students writer to write specific topics as well.
As you can see, some nonfiction types of writing can also be considered creative writing. Memoirs and personal essays, for example, 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.
1. Releasing your Creativity.
Explore how to tap into your creativity, and whether you are naturally more inclined towards writing poetry or prose.
2. How to write a Short story.
A look at how writing a short story differs from writing a novel, and some tips on short story structure.
3. Writing from a point of view.
How your choice of first, second or third person POV can have a dramatic effect on how readers engage with your story.
4. Bringing your writing to life.
How to activate your writing and transform it into a sensual experience.
5. Writing Characters
Writing complex, believable characters to inhabit your literary world.
6. Writing dialogue
Your voice as an author, writing dialogue between characters, use of dialect, and some tips on the mechanics of laying out your text.
7. How to write poems
The basics of writing poetry – lyric versus narrative, structured versus free verse, rhythm and meter.
8. Markets, competitions and opportunities. Markets, competitions and opportunities.
How to further develop your writing by joining a writer’s group and entering competitions, and some tips on getting published.