Words are like pearls in the lives of those who look for treasures. These treasures aren’t gold or silver, but the high behind letters, these alphabets, swinging together to form a lullaby. These alphabets generally, pushed forward by a constant nag of emotions, turn out to the world, for they believe that they’ll be heard.
There’ll come a heart that’ll see behind these masked tenses, take them away from punctuation and relive as they let go of clauses. It’s a tricky world that we live in, with unintelligible words guarding mouths and poignancy floating in hearts. Begin your journey towards a paragraph called today with a pen called now and a paper constituting present. Let me take you through the bottomless seas shielded by rules and boundaries covered in instructions.
Understand the importance of creative writing and the characteristics of it.
This was a sample of curating down ideas from your mind to a paper. Why does Creative Writing matter? Creative writing is all about writing pieces of poetry, or fiction that exhibits imagination or an invention. It is a peep into your creativity and skills that express the writer in you. Creative writing is important as it includes a lot of techniques that are essential to follow while writing. Some of which you need to focus on are:
- The Theme: The first and most important aspect of creative writing is to determine a theme. You need to come up with such a subject that interests you and one that you can describe well.
- Plot: Once you’re through with what your theme will be, move forward to think of a plot. The plot is the base you plan out for your story. Whether it’s going to be a fantasy, a thriller, a love story, or anything else, it’s for you to decide.
- Narrative: The most critical part of any piece is to decide on what narrative you want to go ahead with. You can timely change your narrative in the middle, but the start needs to be definitive.
- Developing Character: The next step is to bring characters in your story or the poem you choose to write. If it’s based on an event, you must create a complete idea for the readers to understand what you wish to convey. If you’re working on a story, you must focus on a single character at a time and then move forward with introducing others. For example, if the story is about a girl who goes out to buy apples and on her way, she sees some beautiful trees, children playing by or animals fighting over leftover food. The first focus will be to introduce the girl, and the subject is a girl who is going out and her journey till there will be described with her narrative.
Once you’ve crossed the border of techniques, you are eligible to walk through to understand the aspects of creative writing.
Did you know? The saying “Adventure lies at the end of your comfort zone” is said so because trying out new things opens up space for more new synapses to build up in your brain which in turn allows you to be creative. Hence, proven by science!
Even after all of this, one question remains unanswered, why is creative writing so important? What is the significance of it? What are the characteristics of creative writing?
Remember when we were little, and our drawing sheets or the bedroom walls were full of weird doodles that looked like disfigured humans but in our minds, were our family? Or the clouds that were black because the rain had been too harsh? Your mother was angry at you for dancing in the puddle, and you despite the cautions were also in love with being free. It is our childhood that introduces us to our creative mind. But with years, upon learning how to “live life,” we forget how to “enjoy life.” Why is creative writing important? I’ll say it is to make you feel alive.
Here’s, take a look at an excerpt from a piece, a fun story about a girl.
It’s a Monday morning. The light set by the crack of the dawn fills you up with warmth, and you, still inebriated by the events of last night step out and see. You see the world you’ve grown up to learn and call it life. The skies are pretty low, with greys clearing to give way for some blues and there’s sunshine. It’s still not morning, but dawn, an event preparing existence for a new day. The newspaper is yet to come, but there’s milk in the fridge. So you pull up your pajamas, rub your eyes, and head back for the kitchen. You check on David, kiss him on the forehead and move. The white, middle-aged fridge with its large double doors is staring at you, wanting to say a thing or two, just some things that it would want you to know.
The characteristics of creative writing in this piece can be figured out by analyzing how it is written. The first step is to identify the theme, which, by the description, looks like a peek into somebody’s morning routine. The next step is to identify the plot, which cannot be figured out by just this paragraph, but an idea can be deduced out of it. The narrative is next, which is in the third person here. We are reading as the third person in the story, not as a story of our own. Lastly, the character development here is not complete, and just an idea has been introduced. So, by gradual reading, one can understand the characteristics associated with creative writing.
We live in a world that is driven by constant inputs of what to do and how to do them. What not to do and why not to do, there is a very slight crack of the window open for your escape. That window shall close too soon if you do not hold it while you can, slip a note of love while there’s still time. It is for you to decide if the desires of this world mean anything? Or the idea of flying free means everything?