Saturday, October 27, 2007

Creative Writing - Literature

This article was written by Christina Sponias

Whenever you write anything, it is important to transmit a message to your readers because this is what gives value to your work.

If you write several beautiful words but actually convey nothing, your work will only entertain someone for a while, but it will be forgotten as soon as the reader finishes reading it. Thus, your purpose as an author is to make people think about your words and feel what you are trying to express.

If you don't have a specific message in mind to give to the reader, you need to define it before starting to write, even if you think you work better when you are free of a predefined plot. Define the message and name your document according to your intention. Try to respect your purpose, but if while writing you see that you have developed or presented points that don't really fit in with the title you gave to the document and with your initial plot, change the title and the message that you will give to the reader.

You have to start having a defined purpose in mind; otherwise, you will write several sentences without meaning or try to give them a meaning only in the end. This way, your document will be of poor quality, while it has to be strong and meaningful to attract the readers' attention and to remain in their minds.

If your words are well expressed and wise, your readers will remember them for a long time. This must always be your intention if you want to be considered a really good writer.
Now, let's suppose that you don't know exactly what to write about, but you have only a vague notion. Start writing; write a lot, whatever appears in your mind, even if you don't think it's good. Keep writing as much as you can about a certain subject. Then, stop writing and read everything. Select the best sentences and phrases and start writing a new document with them, defining the general meaning you wish to give to the reader according to the meaning of the selected sentences.

On creative writing you have to focus on conveying a feeling to your readers and when you write serious documents, you only need to convey a logical message.

You can elicit feelings by letting the reader complete your sentences, instead of writing everything you would say. For example, you want to say:

"The girl opened the door and entered in the bedroom, where the window was open and she could see the city's port".

You don't need to say everything in detail if you are writing a work of literature. You can say: "She opened it and entered. The city's port was visible from there".

This way, you let the readers use their imagination to complete the scene and, at the same time, you convey a feeling, because you don't give them a concrete and limited description. They are transported to the place you describe; they enter into the hero's place and pretend they are doing what the hero is doing in your text. This way, they complete the missing words based on their imagination.

There are many techniques you can use in creative writing to give emphasis to your words or to cause several sensations.

The important point is that you must give your readers a message that will remain in their minds and elicit feelings that will invade their hearts for some moments when they read your work.

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