All About Creative Writing

All About Creative Writing
by Auntie Eunice

What Creative Writing Is

Any writing that imaginatively expresses ideas and thoughts.

What it means is that the writer gets to express feelings and emotions instead of just presenting the facts.

Writing is usually for entertaining, informing, or educating the target audience.

Creative writing is mostly based on assumptions and thus is a work of fiction

To be a good writer you must have good control over your: Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, and Handwriting (for students).

You can be very good with these components if you read extensively and practice.

The most popular genres of FICTION are:

-Science Fiction,
-Speculative Fiction,
-Young Adult,
-New Adult,
-Family Saga,
-Women’s Fiction,
-Magic Realism, etc.

Most creative works for children are centred around action-adventure, fantasy, Mystery/Crime, and science fiction.


What to Do To Become a Good Creative Writer

To gain the title of a good writer you should take the following seriously :

1. Research

Although creative writing is a work of fiction, getting things right in your story adds a plus to it and helps your readers to relate to it well. And you can get things right by researching the things you write about.


If you have a hospital scene in your story, make sure you know all the terms used in a hospital. You can’t say the doctor used a ruler to check a patient’s heartbeat in a hospital scene.

2. Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is when you pass on somebody else’s work as your own or take credit for someone else’s work.

Plagiarism and using work that is from a third party is a criminal offence and you can go to jail for it. To be a good writer, avoid passing off someone’s work as yours.

If for some reason you have to use someone’s work, do ask for their permission and always acknowledge them.

3. Practice

There is this old saying that ‘practice makes perfect.’ It is the same with writing. The more you write, the better you become so, write a lot. And if you like, The Klever Magg will publish your work on their website free of charge for you with, your parent’s consent, of course, if you are under eighteen years.

4. Read a lot

Reading has a lot of benefits. It will improve your vocabulary, spelling, grammar, etc. It will also give you ideas for your story and help you know more about the genre you choose to write. So, read a lot.


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About Auntie Eunice

Co-founder of The Klever Magg.
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