How to Write Creatively?

By Shane Watson
In Creative Corner
Jul 28th, 2009
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How to write creatively is a question often asked when a writer is facing writer’s block or word dearth.

The frustration peaks since the writer has run out of ammunition to fire novelties. On the other hand, a novice, with zero experience at writing, but brimming with thoughts might also ponder over the question of how to write creatively. So here is my list of some ways to help you write creatively:

Cast Yourself Away from PC

At times friend, at times foe. This juggler’s box that still doesn’t cease to amaze us can at times prove to hinder most brutally. Carrying yourself away from the computer helps in breaking ice on the blocked up gush of thoughts and ideas.

Jump Out of the Box

I do not comprehend this most beaten cliché’. How can one not change surroundings, situations and routing and still expect to dish out novelties? Somebody thinking about Abracadabra! To think out of the box, you need to jump out of the box first a.k.a. change, in or out. Btw, you can also give a shot at changing habits, not the goaded ones but a little tweak, here and there.

Learn from Kids

Kids have a knack of picking things with their true meaning. They cannot comprehend the details due to limited experience but whatever they perceive and pick are raw realities . Freeing ourselves from the emotional complications of life, looking at things in their true colors, helps in speeding up the creative writing process.

Find a Perk Palace

To write creatively, one got to think. To think you need a spacing that does not hinder. Now for everyone there comes a different appeal towards settings and situations. There would be for you. For me it is a brief stroll in my backyard or a few hours with old friends.

It helps me to loosen up, share and shape thoughts into words, conversing over aimless things, hence providing myself with a neat flow. Do find  yours to catch up with unhindered flow of creativity.

Read, Read and Read

To water your production house, read stuff that is inspirational and stimulates you up to write something of your own. One mistake that I used to make was, trying to keep my reading into a marked up line with a few authors. The more you expand authors, more writing styles you come across. When you switch from one author to another, you can even see the words change their meanings in usage and this tends to be a hallmark for your own creative writing.

Flaunt your Wings

Everyone has got a personal talent or inclination. Exploit that for your writing. Flaunt your knowledge with self assertion and style. By the end of the day, not only will you have material but a sense of personal achievement as well. If you are afraid of straying away from your blog’s cliché then remember that first of all it is your blog and you can write anything that comes to your mind. Secondly, readers only love the personal touch in things. so it is ok to occasionally rant about your cat, dog or kids

Natural Callings

Writing something about things that comes naturally doesn’t require singing your own praises, rather the authority shines itself through words. so give a must-shot to things that interest and inspire you to write creatively.

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  • http://coffeewithviktor.blogspot.com Viktor

    Nice tips.

  • http://www.tumblemoose.com Tumblemoose

    As someone who can struggle with creativity from time to time, I’m really appreciative of this post. Some pretty good fire starters here. Sometimes if I have a subject in mind then I’ll Google it and then head towards the last few pages of the results and see what I find. Interesting stuff on the back end of Google sometimes.

    Cheers

    George

  • http://amydyslex.com/ Amy

    @ Tumblemoose: Google seems to be funny especially when your site is at the end page *winks*

    Thanks for the appreciation! my deed done :)

  • http://www.makeupyourtravel.com Steve Jumnis

    Yes Amy,
    I want to thank you for this nice tips. Good Post…Keep going on..
    These tips are really helpful for me to write content to my website..

  • http://amydyslex.com/ Amy

    Thanks Steve…do share stuff that you write with the rest of us here..

  • http://storyfix.com Larry

    I think any discussion about creativity should be put into a clear context. How we write creatively, or do anything in life creatively, may depend on the intended outcome of the work. If you’re singing in the shower, for example, then there are no limits on your creativity, feel free to improvise and make it up any way you choose, melody and structure be damned. But if you’re going to Nashville with the intention of selling your songs, then your creativity must exist within the box that exists for that culture.

    Same with our writing. I think the best tip of all for writing creatively is to understand the parameters — the structural and aesthetic expectations — of the niche and genre you’re shooting for. Free form prose is much different than writing a screenplay, which is different yet from writing a blog. You can’t blow off the rules and expect to succeed.

    The trick is to think outside the box, but only in terms of co-existing with the parameters provided by the market you’re aiming at. Once you crawl inside and respect the box and its borders, then play “what if” games with your ideas and conjure the unexpected in ways that thrill and amaze. Creativity is all relative, and like any other pursuit, it has a disciplined side to it.

  • http://www.makeupyourtravel.com Steve Jumnis

    http://sdhananjayan.blogspot.com/ You can refer this blog.. for my writings.. Amy

  • http://www.lionslinger.com Walter

    To write creatively you must be inspired. The first thing to do is to believe in your abilities and look at the positive side of life.

    Summon your creativity by observing the things around you. You don’t have to think hard or to look far. Just open your eyes and speak your mind. :-)

  • http://www.whoisdavidatkinson.com David

    A very inspiring post.

    Thanks.

  • http://amydyslex.com/ Amy

    @ Walter: Yeah, observance is the one of the most handy tools around, that comes free too ;)

    @David: You are welcome by all means!

  • http://wwwmappearcom.blogspot.com/ Mazhar Shah

    Hi,

    I appreciate the skills of your blog writing and the time sharing with us.I find the valuable information is provided by you about to the creative writing keep it up.I am looking forward some more info like this.

    Best Regards,
    Mazhar Shah….

  • m

    i WANNA WRITE!!! jUsT PUTTING IT OUT THERE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE…NOW TO GET STARTED

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