Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.
– Ayn Rand
When someone doodles, words, or scribble their heart out in a amazing formation that attracts the audience to read can be said a creative writing. Creative writing is an art of playing with words to the best.
Creative writing needs a calm mind to frame the article. In fact writers mind never stop thinking.
Writers are mostly heartbroken, happiest ever, introvert or extra extrovert peoples. The purpose of creative writing is to both entertain and share the human experience, like love or loss. Writers attempt to get at a truth about humanity through poetics and storytelling. If you’d like to try your hand at creative writing, just keep in mind that whether you are trying to express a feeling or a thought, the first step is to use your imagination.
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
– Somerset Maugham
Creative writing can be in a form of poem, couplets, nano-tales, stories etc.
Here are a few tips to unstuck and be creative.
- Make Notes
Innovations and creations are not planned, be prepared to capture the ideas when they occur, rather than straining to recreate them later.
- Use Freewriting
To get something flowing, even if it of no sense, yes freewriting is to prime the pump to get fuel. Just write anything that pops up in your head till your brain get emptied of clutters and ideas that make sense. Voila! You are writing.
- Prepare Thanks Notes
Sometimes you are much crancky and face writers block their might be many reasons, one of them can be the muses around conspiring against you. Instead of thinking ‘poor me’ start writing a gratitude for all, expressing it can produce a positive energy flow.
- Sketch a mind map
Mind mapping is the best way to be creative, outlines are always productive, it helps to create your own style. Get a set of colored pens on your desk and keep plenty of scratch paper handy. Start with keywords and add images if you want. Jot down every topic or idea in no particular order. Later you can go back and number them in an order that makes sense.
- Brainstorm and Collaboration
More you will get in touch with the muses around, the more you will get to know about new stuff. Collaborations give a highlight as two or more creative writers/minds, shares the same space.
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
– William Shakespeare (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Imagination, creation and innovation are a step ahead toward jotting down your emotions!