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What is creative writing?

So creative writing is an art of self expression. And it’s done through writing. So by self expression, it means you have kind of the freedom to structure your story, the freedom to explore things, which might not necessarily be true to reality. So it might not be a direct event that you’re recounting or an essay that’s based on factual information, you have the creative liberty to kind of do a lot of things that you want to do. It uses imagination to construct and convey meaning. As I said before, Creative Writing is a very subjective thing, which means it comes from your own personal experience, but also your imagination and extending beyond the world around us. And that’s one of the great things about creative writing is the sheer liberty that you have in creative writing.

It’s an original composition. So basically, it’s coming from you it’s not, it could be inspired by a real life event or a story that you’ve read. But it must be your own writing and coming from your own personal perspective, it is in a narrative form, which means it’s less formal, it’s more of a like, it’s going to include things such as a general plot, but characters that need not be real. And it’s from your own perspective. And finally, it’s, it’s also called the art of making things up. So if you guys wanted to write down any of these key characteristics of creative writing as our definition of it, that would be optimal for this lesson. 

Alright , guys, so what is not creative writing, creative writing is not academic or technical. It’s not an essay where it’s in presenting formative, and like formal information and factual information, nor is it a persuasive text, which is trying to convince the reader to do something, or to your point across. Instead, it’s based on personal experiences, emotions, and feelings of the write up. So it’s a self expressive type of writing, guys, so it’s going to be kind of at your own choice, what you put into it. And you have to really try and be as creative as possible. 

What are the purposes of creative writing?

So what are the purposes of creative writing? So we often ask ourselves, when we’re writing a piece, why am I writing this piece? Am I writing this piece to convince someone of my argument, like, like when I’m, say writing a note, to my parents to say, I don’t want to do more chores or something like that? Of course, I didn’t do that. But like as an example? Or are you writing to really convey information quickly? So in a text message, you’re saying you got to be late because the trains are delayed, for instance, or in creative writing? What is the purpose? So I want you guys to kind of write down what you think the purpose of creative writing is before we get into it now.

Okay, guys, so now we’ve had a chance to do that, let’s have a look at the past. So there are multiple purposes of creative writing. And these three main purposes are to entertain. So firstly, creative writing, it can be fictional, and often is fictional. So guys, that’s very entertaining, right? Fiction, you can think of even the Harry Potter books, for instance, like the magic within them, or even just like Star Wars, comics, and things like that. They’re all very fictional. So they’re very interesting and entertaining.

The second purpose of creative writing is to share human experience.

A second kind of purpose of creative writing is to share human experience. So a lot of English is actually about presenting your own perspective and being able to share your inner thoughts and feelings through vicariously through these characters. And vicariously, you probably haven’t heard of that is a word that means kind of means like a through through the position of another. So if I vicariously experience a travel article, it means that I’m able to kind of understand the location being talked about in a travel article without actually being there myself. So I write that here. So what I was talking about, okay. 

And thirdly, another purpose of creative writing is to persuade, and why it might be best persuading creative writing. I said earlier that creative writing isn’t solely persuade. But if we’re talking about persuasion, creative writing can actually be used in things like manifestos, and stuff like that, which are trying to present a political attitude. So one aspect of creative writing that you may have heard of is irony or SATA. So this, these stories such as, for instance, Animal Farm, if you guys have heard of that are critiquing a certain political perspective, animal farms case, it’s communism. So persuasion, kind of is more of an indirect purpose of creative writing, or it’s a direct purpose, but it’s done indirectly in creative writing. So rather than just presenting your arguments and presenting your perspective, in creative writing, you’re going to indirectly persuade people through the kinds of remarks I guess, or like portrayals that you make throughout the fictional book. And this might be critiquing an ideology like I said, or even In a political event or leader

What to expect in a creative writing piece.

So now we’re going to get onto the characteristics of creative writing. So what to expect in a creative writing piece? What should you guys be looking for at the end of this lesson when we finally get into those creative writing, it really is kind of a free kind of writing style, in that you have a lot of liberty within it, it means that it makes it kind of easier for you guys, because you’re really able to, I guess, express and be influenced by our emotions, experiences, I feel like it’s one of the things where it’s less kind of research based and more kind of directed from your inner self, you just have to be open to understanding and communicating kind of your emotions and your stories and stuff like that. And also be willing to be inspired by multiple other kinds of pieces of literature.

What do you mean by unique and unique?

Okay, so here are some of the main characteristics of creative writing, unique content, correct grammar, smart vocabulary, and the appropriate use of the active or passive voice. By unique content, we mean, it’s simply coming from you. It’s not going to be like a piece that like is directly plagiarize. Firstly, which is always against academic honesty, it’s not going to be a copy of, say, Harry Potter. But it’s doesn’t have to be completely original either. For instance, I know that some of my best creative writing pieces actually stemmed from, from dreams that I had had. And these dreams are great source of inspiration for creative writing. Because firstly, they’re often quite bizarre. And secondly, they’re very original and creative. So that’s what we mean by unique. 

Secondly, we want correct grammar. So like any piece in English, we do prefer correct grammar. And I mean, it is necessary, pardon me, it is a necessary part of all English pieces is correct grammar, unless you’re an author that it’s intentionally providing no grammar. For instance, I know that in English, some of my friends started to text which actually had no punctuation, so capital letters or full stops. And that was done intentionally because it was a crime story, where the actual events were supposed to be chaotic and confusing throughout the book. So as per most English pieces, we want correct grammar, unless intentionally done so by an author. But that is not something that you guys will do be writing as a primary schooler or high schooler. And finally, we want smart vocabulary, we want you to use words that are very precise and descriptive. I find that words such as good, bad, nice, yeah, those kinds of words, they’re all very kind of linear. And what I mean by linear is that they don’t actually directly lend precision to what you’re trying to say. For instance, there’s a great difference between something was good and fascinating. Because good can mean a lot of things. It can mean fascinating, it can mean it can mean like, well made, do you know what I mean, it’s an entity that has is too broad to general

How to come across as smart in creative writing.

So in creative writing, we want to be using this specific vocabulary, which is going to be smart guys, you want to come across a smart tool markup. Ultimately, that language is always one of the criterion that they use to mark your creative writing pieces. So you guys want to come across smart. And a way to get to build up your vocabulary is actually to read a lot. But we’ll go on further later on, in this video about how you’re going to improve your creative writing once you get started on it, once you understand what it is. And finally the use of the appropriate use of the active or passive remember that the active is the subject object or subject, verb object kind of combination. But in the passive, the subject will come first, for instance, I open the door or the door is open by me, the latter being the passive. So you want to be using this correctly. And in the right instances. Here’s some more characteristics that you want. So let me just choose to wear like a hot pink kind of pen. So firstly, we want to be using transitional markers. We want to be these markers are basically just words that allow us to link sentences together. Think of it like a chain, pardon me. Think of it like a chain like this, right? A chain that’s linked and linked and linked, right. So if I have one kind of paragraph, or one sentence, and I want to link it to another idea, we’re going to be using these transition markers over here can be simple to complex. And then the story starts off quite general and simple but then becomes more sophisticated as it goes on has clarity and focus. Clarity is always just a big part of structure.

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