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Good writing is writing that comes from the heart. I’m sure that’s been said a thousand times before and must sound just as cheesy on paper as it does in my head, but I don’t believe anything has been truer. Good writing is too often considered to be writing that fits a purpose, writing that follows grammatical rules and regulations, writing that is built upon concrete values and structure.
The definition of good writing is rather subjective and malleable to change. How “good” is good? Some people saw Fifty Shades of Grey and worship it like the new gem of erotica literature. Others want to wash it down their toilets or burn it for Bonfire day. In truth, when it comes to creative writing, it matters not what subject one is dwelling into, but how one deliver it.
Good writing is when a turning mixture of ideas are laid to a page word by word. It’s as if you’re a mason builder, using the tools of your insight to construct the finished product. Some may want to build small cottages while others feel the need to create expansive castles. Despite the variations, all good stories start with a foundation or an idea. An idea that isn’t afraid
Good writing is something that cannot be described, it’s more like inscribed. Not mentioned, but embedded. Good writing will leave scars embedded inside for the rest of your life. It’ll take something simplistic and turn it into sorcery. There’s no formula behind it, but it’s similar to a scientific experiment in the sense that the outcome is unknown. It’ll have you guessing the whole way through because literary language is
Writing is everywhere. It is in our culture and helps define our society. Its place in our culture is plastered on walls, or etched in well deserving books. However, what is the difference between “graffiti” and “highly regarded books” other than their context? There may be a world of difference, or little at all. If writing is good, it does not matter where it is written. If writing brings
No writer should be held as a captive of a four-walled playground for the uncreative where one could never escape and be a slave of the mundane society where boring, lengthy, and monotonous subjects are written over and over incessantly. Proctored by sleepy eyed critics who would seize the imaginative and throw one in a dungeon with the rest of the so called ‘ creativists’ pack. Perhaps a
When you look at your schedule and see that you have Creative Writing, you groan. When you have to do a 2000-word essay for homework, your instinct is to scream in fury. When the teacher comes into the classroom one day, happily announcing that you’ll be doing a writing project, everyone says, ‘Not again!’ Admit it. You’ve done this before. Now before I shower you with guilt, let me
“Where do you get your ideas?” That’s the question every fan has for his or her favorite author. Stephen King, in his book On Writing, says, “There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central…good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere.” I (mostly) agree with Mr. King. Of course I do. What novice novelist would care to argue with a man who’s published over fifty books?
Writing Tip 1 How to get anywhere in my writing: Lay out the entire book in a spreadsheet with everything that is going to happen. Personally, I had to do this to organize the many outrageous thoughts/ideas I had already come up with. Brainstorming through wacky ideas with no order can be unorganized to begin with, but it’s important to lay down in stone each chapter one by one until
A book is an egg. It grows within your mind and impresses itself upon you. You do not write the book, the book writes itself. You are merely along for the ride. You do have some say in the growth of your own little universe, however. The tools you can use to build up a glorious new, and wholly original story, are the same as have been used by