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Creative writing covers a huge range of different genres and styles. Finding inspiration and expressing yourself clearly are the all-important basics to starting any creative writing project.
What is creative writing?
Writing about ideas in an original and imaginative way
Sharing simple information in a straightforward way
What is the best way to improve your creative skills?
Read as much as you can and practise writing in different styles
Avoid reading other people's work
Stick to one style of writing
What is a good way to start thinking creatively?
Repeat the same question over and over again
Stick to a boring routine
Creative thinking games such as word association
If you hit a problem with your creative writing, what is a good way to help get your brain working again?
Take a walk and let your mind go blank
Keep doing the same thing
Distract yourself with loud noise and people
Which strategy works best when trying to be creative?
Play it safe
Take risks with your ideas
Follow a trend
What is 'genre'?
The people you are writing for
The form are you writing in
Why you are writing
How do you define 'style'?
How you are writing something
What does 'audience' mean?
What is 'purpose'?
How do you make sure your readers can understand you?
Use spell check
Leave it to chance
Use clear layouts, punctuation and spelling