Creative Writing Activities I've had several requests to write a page outlining creative writing activities or creative writing exercises for use in a classroom or workshop situation, so this area is for teachers and others who need new challenges and inspiration for their students or workshop participants. Some of them may be adapted for use as online exercises. I hope the creative writing ideas here can also be of use to writers looking for warm up exercises or story starters.
We learn and we improve, yet we often slip up and make common mistakes. These mistakes are so common that everyone is tired of them, no one mentions them anymore. And as new writers come along, these mistakes are made again and again.
Are these mistakes really unavoidable? No, not at all. By avoiding these mistakes, your writing will be better, and you will see that by not making them, you became a better writer.
So to solve this problem I created a list of creative writing mistakes to avoid. By being conscious of the mistakes, you can be careful and not make them in your fiction, articles, reports, etc. If not, you are in big trouble. If you are a novelist, read novels.
If you are an essayist, read essays. If you are a poet, read poetry. Are you plagiarizing your writing? It is easy enough. But why would you want to? Are you using big words and complicated flowery prose? That was long ago, though, and as attention spans keep shortening and the rise of short form media such as Twitter have changed the mindset.
They want to read short, simple and punchy sentences.
They want short, not long paragraphs. They want something good but short. Writing voice is unique. Every writer has his own writing voice. To test if your writing voice is unique, simply read it aloud and you will know if you compare it by reading aloud a different text.
More resources about writing voice: Have trouble finding your writing voice? Then read this post. Are you using too many adjectives and adverbs?
This is kind of from the previous post. Now you know all the mistakes. You can avoid them. Some more tips and tricks are found below:BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard. Writing Contests - Poetry, Short Story, Essay, Screenwriting & More.
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Don’t be satisfied with where you’re at! I've had several requests to write a page outlining creative writing activities or creative writing exercises for use in a classroom or workshop situation, so this area is for teachers and others who need new challenges and inspiration for their students or workshop participants.
Don’t be taken in by scammy contests: there are legitimate competitions for your prose and poetry. Here are some free writing contests to get started. If creative writing is your passion, then you’d probably enjoy a career in which you could spend all day (or at least most of the day) pursuing that passion.
But creative writing is an artistic pursuit, and we all know that a career in the arts isn’t easy to come by.
It takes hard work, drive.