How to Be More Creative in Your Writing: 3 Tips

“Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see all around us.” -Don DeLillo

Creative writing is about more than just facts. It’s about conveying thoughts and emotions. Professional writers often don’t know how to insert more creativity into their work to effectively get their message across to readers. When writing is a daily task, it is easy to fall into a rut. Here are 3 tips to help you learn how to be more creative in your writing.

Photo Courtesy of: Matthias

Photo Courtesy of: Matthias

How to Be More Creative in Your Writing: 3 Tips

  1. Embrace Your Writing Quirks

All writers have a different process for tackling creative writing. Do what feels best for you and remember that keeping odd habits or having a preferred place to work is the norm. Everyone creates differently. Find a space where you feel the most comfortable writing and if it works for you, embrace strange habits: maybe it’s writing your novel out of order.

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How to Edit a Book: 4 Tips

“Say as much as you can in as few words as possible.” -Sir Leslie Stephen

You’ve spent countless days pouring your heart out onto the page to give your characters a life and story of their own. Writing a novel from start to finish is an arduous process and you may feel drained after the book is complete. Once you’ve finished writing your story, editing it may seem overwhelming. Book editing is a lengthy process, but here are 4 tips for how to edit a book while making it as enjoyable as writing the novel itself.

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How to Edit a Book: 4 Tips

  1. Try Editing on Paper

Although it may be a lot of pages to print, book editing is done faster on paper than on a computer. We read slower on screen than on a page and the computer also keeps us distracted from the goal at hand.

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