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Creative Techniques

Sep 6, 2022

Any writing that is artistic and/or fictional and that goes outside the norms of technical or professional writing may be considered as creative writing. 

Types of Creative Texts: 

Poetry Novels 
Short stories Memoirs 
Scripts Informal letters 
Journals Songs 
Speeches Dialogues 

Purpose of using creative techniques: 

  • Hook the reader. 
  • Put the reader in your story setting. 
  • Built suspense. 
  • Prompt an emotional reaction. 
  • Create a distinctive tone of voice. 
  • Introduce a character. 

Creative techniques: 

  1. Subject understanding. 
  2. Do something different. 
  3. The Three Act Structure. 
  4. Setting and location. 
  5. Extended metaphors. 
  6. Record your ideas. 
  7. Use meaningful dialogue. 
  8. Create tension or conflict. 


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