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How to write a brilliant piece of creative writing?

Whether you are looking for help with your coursework or exams, these simple tips will help you with your creative writing!

Typically creative writing pieces fall under the categories of:

- Narrative writing: creating an original story

- Moving images :writing about films and TV

-Re-creations: taking a text and adapting into another

- Personal writting : about your life and experiences

- Commissions: a set piece on a given topic 

1. First of all, Read the question properly (at least twice)! This will help you to determine the genre, audience and purpose of your writing.

Genre: are you asked to write a leaflet, letter, newspaper article, report etc? Make sure that this matches the question precisely as it will help you to achieve marks.

Purpose: are you writing to advise, persuade, review etc. 

Audience:

2. Make sure you plan your work. 

This can be in any form that you find works best for you. For example, writing down the main ideas and content and breaking them down into different paragrahs of introduction, body, conclusion can certainly focus your writing and will give you points for not only clarity but also organisation. 

3. Make sure to showcase your skills: ( this is your time to show off all the things you learned!)

- use a variety of sentence types

- use precise and excellent vocabulary 

- accurate punctuation 

 

In narrative writing, 

- use similes, metaphors, alliteration as they can be very powerful and will help to create the atmosphere 

Imagination is key! Try to live in a moment without being there.

-  focus on the senses: what does it feel, smell, taste, sound like?

- describe the small details: the reflections of light, stain of smoke, peeling paint ...

- use specific details: name the location, people, car. This makes it more convincing to the reader

Creativity is equally as important! Try to write something that no-one else has written before and so would be interesting for the marker/ reader to read.

- a good trick could be think of the TOP 5 things you think people would write/ think about and AVOID THEM and cliches.

E.g if your topic is about Spring: avoid writing about bunnies, Easter, chocolate etc - unless you are prepared to give an interesting/ unexpected edge to those things

- put characters in unusual settings e.g A monk being questioned by police in a station

or common settings at an unusual time e.g. A closed down theme-park at night

- you could consider writing from different points of view

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