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Creative Writing – Complete Guide

Grade 9
May 8, 2023

Creative Writing

  • Creative writing is an artistic expression that draws on the imagination to convey meaning through imagery, narrative, and drama.
  • It can be any form of writing with the creativity of mind: fiction writing, poetry writing, creative non-fiction writing, and more.
  • Creative writing aims to express thoughts, experiences, or emotions rather than simply giving information or inciting the readers.
  • Creative writing is written to entertain or educate someone, to spread awareness about something or someone, or to express one’s ideas and opinions.
  • The purpose of creative writing is to both entertain and share human experiences, like love or loss. In addition, writers attempt to generalize the truth about humanity through poetics and storytelling.

Types of Creative Writing:

  • Autobiography/Memoir – Narrative writing based on the author’s memories.
  • Flash Fiction – Offers character and plot in extreme brevity, with a word count of six to one thousand words.
  • Novel – Long work of narrative fiction, typically with a word count of eighty-thousand to one-hundred-thousand words.
  • Novella – Narrative prose of shorter length, with a word count of ten thousand to forty thousand words.
  • Play – Work of drama consisting mostly of dialogue intended for theatrical performance.
  • Poetry – Uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language to convey meaning. Poems may not follow a narrative structure.
  • Screenplay – Written work by screenwriters intended for film, television, or a video game.
  • Short Story – Prose fiction typically read between five thousand to ten thousand words in one sitting.
  • Creative techniques of writing include:
  • Character development
  • Plot development
  • Vivid setting
  • Underlying theme
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue
  • Anecdotes
  • Literary Devices and Figurative Language
  • Creative writing techniques can help in making your story more fun and interesting. Learning how to use these different techniques is important if you want to create an effect on your reader.
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