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Intro to Creative Writing & its Techniques

  1. Creative Writing
  2. Definition • It expresses the writer’s thoughts and feelings in an imaginative, often unique, and poetic way. • The writer expresses feelings and emotions instead of just presenting the facts.. • Any writing that expresses free thinking falls into the category of creative writing.
  3. Examples Short Stories Songs Scripts of Ads Screenplays Novels Poetry
  4. Techniques of Narrative writing Use the these techniques to make your story more compelling and exciting to the reader!
  5. Example (1) Instead of: John is a good boy with nice ideas. You can write: John is a remarkable boy with wonderful ideas.
  6. -Avoid using simplistic adjectives & adverbs such as good, bad, well, nice, very, big, etc. They make your writing weak & less effective. -Instead, use words like huge, wonderful, highly, terrible, etc
  7. Example (2) Instead of: “Help!” he said. You can write: “Help!” he screamed.
  8. Avoid using “said” all the time. Instead use verbs such as wondered, screamed, whispered, etc.
  9. 3 Example She ran like the wind He was as quiet as a mouse Use Similes i.e expressions which describe people or things by comparing them to someone or something else
  10. Example (4) Instead of: He turned on the light. He saw someone in the room. You can write: Turning on the light, he saw someone in the room.
  11. Instead of: She was relieved. She left the police station. You can write: Relieved, she left the police station.
  12. Use present or past participle to join two simple sentences into one longer sentence.