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Tips to Improve On Your Creative Writing

February 18, 2021

The major goal of every writer is to be the best there is, to captivate the minds of your readers, and make sales. You cannot do this if you do not improve on your ability to write creatively.

Here are tips to improve on your creative writing:

One, have a broad understanding of your topic and theme:

This will help you see and create the bigger picture that your readers would love to visualise.

Make research, ask questions, read wide and gain the correct knowledge.

The more you know, the more value you give your readers.

Two, be unique:

Try new, different things that could cause a switch from ordinary to extraordinary.

If the rules are restricting, let it go.

Explore, and activate the inner you in a quest for the best creative scenes possible.

Connect with people, exchange ideas, go to relaxing environments where your mind can be allowed to wander and produce pearls.

Three, follow the three act structure of set up, conflict and resolution:

The set up refers to the introduction of the characters, their world, their interactions with other characters and members of that world.

The conflict is the central problem which the characters try to solve.

The resolution refers to the end of the conflict. How the characters were able to resolve their conflict.

Four, include sensory details: use specifics about your setting such as the era, time, period, location, cultures.

This will stimulate the reader’s imagination, and cause them to experience the story.

Also bring the scenes to life in the mind of your readers by sensory details such as colours, sights, smells, sounds.

Five, fall in love with proofreading and editing:

I said fall in love. There’s a reason for that statement.

Many writers hate the final processes of proofing and editing their writings.

It is usually tasking as it requires meticulous checking and cross-checking of grammar, spellings, punctuation and paragraph settings.

It is advised not to hire a professional editor or proof-reader if you’ve not first done that by yourself. Editing and proofing makes you conversant with the process, and sharpens your detection skills. It is also helpful to your brain as your brain learns to identify errors and remember not to repeat them.

Besides, you don’t want to give your editor the impression that you can’t even edit a little.

Six, revise your first draft:

You should never submit your first draft. Never! There’s eighty percent chance that it is faulty.

You may have deviated from the story plan, included unnecessary details, or made huge spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

You have to revisit and revise massively.

Check for plot holes, weak, wacky characters, delete or rewrite.

Polish it till it shines.

The goal is to be a better creative writer. It’s a gradual process, and with continuous practise, you’ll achieve that goal.

Posted in Creative Writing, Writing Theory

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