Gear up, and let’s get down to business. Several aspiring writers call me about learning the art and act of creative writing.
But before I answer them I always ask them mind searching questions—and sometimes—they just get numb.
So I will ask you this time. Do you enjoy creative writing? Do you want to polish your skills at creative writing? Do you have a burning passion for writing and you really want to become a master at it?
If your answer is YES, this class is for you. You don’t ever get these kind of class often. Sometimes you go through rigorous tasks of either having to get a personal coach or attend monetary classes.
I am going to take you on a journey which covers the basics of writing a story, including character development, setting, plot, editing, and more.
The _confidence-building journey of imagination is what allows you as a writer to discover the writer in you_ .
For many years now, literature has been one of the most important human art forms.
Creative writing is a medium for finding a release of imagination and tapping into your inner world as a writer.
However, unlike closing your eyes and dreaming, effective writing that welcomes the reader in takes real work, time and ability. There are so many stories to write about and so many methods to employ, putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard can feel overwhelming.
According to Wikipedia, Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic,
academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry.
Creative writing is not all about weaving words together. No! It takes more than that. You must flow with the words and carve them out to meet the taste of your target audience.
Creative writing comes from what you see, just like staring at a photograph and then getting those words out of it.
To become a good writer, you must open your heart to the following :
1. Ready to take the HIT: It means you must be ready to open your mind and heart to learning new skills.
2. Practice makes Perfect: It means you must be ready to task yourself to becoming better.
3. Make investment: Oh yea! Learning the art of creative writing is like building a house. And we all know building a house is an investment. So be ready to build yourself.
We will stop here for today as this is a brief introduction to the course we are about to take. So next class we will start our Creative Writing 101.