Tips to learn Creative Writing
Of Course Yes! you can learn Creative Writing. But you should understand it depends on what you are aiming to learn about creative writing, as it has its multi-dimensional. If you want to become a freelance writer earning money for your work, either full or part-time Or it’s about improving your writing and you are not considering yourself to be writing for publication.
Are you planning to write fiction, non-fiction, poetry or something altogether different?
So, when you decide to learn creative writing, you should first find out what the aim of your learning.
You’re learning path should fundamentally include:
- Setting a writing Plan – where and when to write, how to start your writing?
- What are the writer’s hurdles and how to overcome them
- How to be imaginative
- Understand the benefits of reading widely
- Developing your powers of observation
- personal qualities such as perseverance, determination, self-organization, resilience and confidence
- Rules to develop a good style
- Avoiding common mistakes.
Some teachers will simply help you develop your writing skills from a hobby perspective. But if you intend to become a published writer then you should consider the following:
- Developing your writers requirement before you start writing – setting original titles, writing introductory paragraphs that would catch editors attention, plan the core content of your writing, research and study for facts, revision of your work to validate and correct mistakes.
- Do market mapping and analysis for your writings.
- Packaging your writings correctly – layout, cover sheets, electronic delivery and audit your writings from an editor.
- Be protected legally – vilification, copyright, plagiarism of your work.
- How to get an agent to manage some of your operational need, if you need one?
What you plan to write there are different types of writing you might like to try. Following are some of them:
- Articles – including travel, women’s and men’s magazines, trade, hobbies and general interest
- Writing for children’s publication
- Humor and Reviews
- Non-fiction books
- Novels or short stories or even poems for that matter
- Writing for radio, TV and the stage
- Biographies, family history and memoirs
There are many more to the above list, above is just the tip the iceberg.