Friday, January 2, 2009

Creative Writing

Wikipedia describes creative writing as "...considered to be any writing, fiction or nonfiction, that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, and technical forms of literature. Works which fall into this category include most novels and epics, as well as many short stories and poems."

How do you go about expanding your creative writing capabilities no matter what you are trying to write?

Check out this book for help:
Book: The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook ISBN 0-415-31785-1

Another good way of opening your creative channels is to read. Read different books than what you are writing. Study the different styles of writing. This will open up within you and help you write by broadening you understanding.

Write as often as possible. Pull out your journal and make entries daily or write poetry. Poetry is an excellent way to get different thoughts down on paper that you may not be able to otherwise.

Also, take creative writing classes. Don't be afraid to learn new things and implement them in your writing. You never know what directions you may go.

Copyright 2008 Lynn Tincher

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The Literary Lynnch Pen is a weekly newsletter published by Lynn Tincher. About Lynn: Lynn was born in the small town of La Grange, Kentucky and grew up in Goshen. Lynn studied Theater Arts in College in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. She has written articles in local newspapers and travel brochures. Now, she is focused on writing novels, short stories and poems. The second edition of her book "Afterthoughts" will be released in April of 2009 with the sequel "Left in the Dark" to be released on October of 2009. She also manages Artist Corner, an artist social website dedicated to help all artists become successful. Her eZine and website provides helpful tips and information. Lynn also provides email list management services. She has partnered with Constant Contact to help provide authors, artists, and small businesses the services to manage their email lists and marketing strategies, eZines, electronic newsletters, coupons and bulletins. Please visit: