Creative writing is a process, but it doesn’t have to be static. In fact, the best creative writers are those who are able to beat the process to their own tune.
One way to do this is to have a deep understanding of your audience. What are their interests? What are their needs? What kind of writing resonates with them? Once you know your audience, you can tailor your writing to meet their specific needs and interests.
Another important tip is to be original. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and try new things. The most creative writers are those who are able to come up with new and innovative ideas.
Of course, no matter how creative you are, it’s important to follow the basic principles of good writing. This means using proper grammar and punctuation and writing in a clear and concise style. Read on to learn more.
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How to Beat the Creative Writing Process
Production wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t reach the final consumer, so a piece of writing is not read by the audience. In the world today, everyone is busy, and anything that doesn’t interest people or isn’t important to them (that could fetch them money, soothe or ease their emotional stress, etc.) is not given time, even to the most reluctant being. Obviously, there is a process, but that doesn’t mean a creative writer should be static. Because creative writing involves making things up and letting one’s imagination run wild while getting an organised write-up.
Having thoughts about the reader (audience). Do this by asking yourself some questions like, Who is my reader? Who forms my audience?
When you understand who forms your audience (reader), you’ll write effectively. What interests your reader should be on your mind before it runs wild. Make sure to write particularly for your audience; your audience could be the public (both students, businessmen, pregnant women, etc), students, judges, etc.
Acknowledgement of the audience is first, then answering the unanswered question about what you’re writing about is next. If you don’t answer the questions left unanswered in your writing, then it lacks importance. For instance, if you’re writing about the fuel subsidy, you should answer why the government thinks it is suitable, why you think it should be deliberated on, how it would positively or negatively affect them (citizens), state why it really affects them, and what they should do as citizens to support the government or survive it’s cons. If you’re writing about the sudden demise of Mohbad, you clearly answer why it should be discussed, what similar person should have done as a precautionary measure to avoid the death, why many people are talking about it, and why the unconcerned citizens should be concerned.
Be Original with Your Creative Writing
Remember, your audience has an idea about you and what you’re writing about; they have expectations too. It is important to keep in mind that they probably have pretty good ideas on how you should answer the questions. “So be original!” Creative writers source information and use their imagination to play with it. I mean, write outside the box, and their audience will always think they’re giving more facts than any other source, and they will conclude they’re more logical, creative, constructive, informative, and not raw or unorganised nor lacking in construction and meaningful logic. The audience has heard about you, checked your social media handles, or even knows a bit about your personality.
The big question is, “How do I write creatively, be original, and give details, meaningful information, or facts? Ask yourself questions while writing (from sourced information or rumours, etc.), write as many drafts as you can, think outside the box, provide some background information, and state your own thesis (not outside the main topic).
Be Poetic with Your Creative Writing
Use some creative methods to play with your readers minds and keep them glued to your writing. This could be surprising facts, a provocative statement, a relevant quote, or a vivid description. This is critical and necessary because the audience could be bored at any time, so there’s a need to keep them interested in your writing. The use of the right punctuation and grammar is important. If it’s not right, the audience will not get the information. What am I saying? Keep your writing readable, succinct, and straight to the point, ensuring that you don’t bore your audience. If the writing is written, maintain that organised handwriting.
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Tips for Beating the Creative Writing Process
- Ask yourself questions while writing. What am I trying to say? Who am I writing for? What do I want my readers to feel?
- Write as many drafts as you can. This will help you to refine your ideas and improve your writing.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different writing styles, techniques, and genres.
- Read other writers’ work. This will give you inspiration and help you to learn new things.
- Believe in yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be a creative writer.
If you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a more original and creative writer.
Creative writing doesn’t follow a particular pattern of writing. You see the process and follow it your own way. But remember to maintain coherence when those imaginations run wild and flow like rivers. Each paragraph leads to the next paragraph. Yes! That’s the reason I suggested the need to write many drafts. The topic and introduction interest the readers absolutely. Use a cliche or any literary device (figure of speech, idioms or proverbs, etc.) that you can use very well; that is not too long. As I said earlier, this is a provocative statement. Above all, BE ORIGINAL, AND YOUR IMAGINATION SHOULD RUN WILD.