Are you struggling with the dreaded creative block? Here are tried and tested ways to remove writers block and to keep your creativity bubbling away….
Tag: creative writing tips
By Annette Young
If you are an ideas person, you may find yourself overwhelmed with creative ideas that bombard your conscious mind regularly. While it’s true to say that some writers would be ultra-jealous of this, there’s no doubt that it can be difficult to pin down an idea from the masses. But what happens when you do target just one from a long list of creative ideas? Do you just run with it?
Novel writing. How much emphasis can you place on each character if you have a great many milling around within the plot? Each character should have a definitive role to play so you need to consider this.
Creative writing requires many skills – the desire to keep learning, the ability to see beyond the surface and look deep into the souls of characters and, to stretch your imagination when it comes to idea generation…
Characterisation is all important…find out more in the weekly tip.
Be protective of your writing space and time. You may have limited time in which to write anyway so when the opportunity arises, guard it…
Writing Tip. How real are your characters to you? To be able to bring characters to life so that the reader connects with them on a deep level, you must believe in your creations and, more than that, care about them.
Many people dream of becoming a writer and it’s understandable. The prospect of becoming a published writer or to make money from the written word is enticing but, let’s not kid ourselves, like everything worthwhile in life, it takes hard work to make creative writing a success story…
by Annette Young
We live in a disposable society – do you know that?
People rarely want to work hard and climb the ladder towards the top of their chosen field, it’s all too easy to take shortcuts these days. With the onset of digital publishing, writers are a little like that too. I’m all for the great opportunities that companies such as Amazon have brought to the writing world, but it doesn’t mean that those who wish to jump onto the publishing band wagon should not provide high quality material. Real writers- who have words running through their veins, have worked exceptionally hard to learn their craft and to earn their publishing stripes. They are proud of the work they produce and they market it with pride – and rightly so. We’ve probably all read some books that really should not have been published and that’s a shame.
If you are considering a new fictional project, stop for a moment and scan through these creative writing tips as they just might help you to increase your connection to the reader before you’ve even written one word. It pays to really consider what you are trying to achieve before you start out,
We all need a little help and encouragement sometimes. Even with all of my years of experience writing for myself and for clients, it’s still nice to get some really positive feedback. A few of my more recent clients did just that, they rated my work and said that they absolutely loved the articles I had provided for them. A little bit of encouragement goes a long way and I have to admit, it’s a good feeling.