Creative writing is guided by the many of the same essential principles that govern other kinds of writing: understand your audience, create a cohesive piece of writing, edit your work. But the practice also allows writers a freedom to explore topics, formats, and stylistic expression often discouraged or unacceptable in more practical, academic, or professional writing.
Whether you are working through the mechanics of plot to enhance your storytelling abilities, experimenting with language to express both simple and complex ideas, or utilizing the tools of research and memory to reflect on personal or public histories, this section offers helpful guidance on how to think up, prepare, and share your creative writing.
Read our Top tips for creative writing to get straightforward and essential advice, and explore the links below for more in-depth guidance on:
Finding a home for your creative work
So, you’ve finally finished your creative work. What next? Our page will help you work out how to find a home for your stories, poetry, essays, and more.
Getting ideas for creative writing
Tips for creative writing: do you have some creative writing to do? Sometimes help can be hard to find, but this article will help you focus your thoughts.
Getting started with creative writing
You’ve bought a notebook and pen, or you’ve opened your laptop. You’ve got time to write. But how do you get started with creative writing? We have some tips.
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