Tuesday, September 25, 2018

HOW TO DEVELOP CREATIVITY

1. Read everything you can find! 
Let’s start with the obvious one! Read a lot! Read anything you find lying around your house from old story books to newspapers. While reading this stuff, pay attention to the words being used by the writer, use of metaphors, adjectives, characters, the plot, the conflict in the story etc. If you come across a word you don’t understand, use a dictionary to find its meaning and then practice using it in a sentence to gain a better understanding of that word. 

2. Find inspiration in everyday things. 
The world around you is full of interesting events. Go for a walk and ask yourself questions, such as what is that person doing? What is that dog looking at? Why are those people arguing? Write a summary of something that is happening on the TV or a video game you just finished playing. Write about everything and anything you see, hear, smell or feel! You’ll be surprised at what pops up in your head. 

3. Use writing prompts to inspire you. 
There are tons of resources on the internet that can inspire you, in magazines, newspaper headlines and any other words you find lying around. 

4. Criticise the work of others. 
When reading a book, try to identify the flaws in that story and list a couple of improvements. Also, note down the best parts of that story, what did you enjoy while reading that book? This can help you to understand the elements of a great story and what to avoid when writing. You can aim to do weekly or monthly book reviews on the books you read. Soon you’ll be able to master the secrets of great creative writing like a master!

5. Keep a journal and write something in it every day. 
Even if you think your life is boring and nothing interesting ever happens in it. You can write about your goals and inspirations or what you did for lunch today. Anything is better than nothing! One day you’ll look back at these notes and they’ll inspire you to write an awesome story – you never know. 

6. Play imaginative games. 
Games such as cops and robbers or pretending to be a character from your favourite TV show or movie can be really inspirational. 

7. Rewrite a famous story. 
Sometimes creating new characters or a story plot from scratch can be difficult. To improve your creative writing skills you can take a well-known story, such as Cinderella or any other fairy tale and change it slightly, so it has a different ending or comes from a different character’s perspective. For example, you can write from the point of view of the ugly step sisters and how they felt when Cinderella found her Prince Charming! Or what if Prince Charming chose the step sisters over Cinderella, what would she have done to escape? 

8. Use image prompts to inspire you! 
Image prompts, such as photographs, paintings, or a picture in a magazine can be great. You can even take your own pictures when on a day out or on holiday. When you come home, for each picture you can write an interesting caption to describe it. You can even try creating a whole story from all your holiday photos! 

9. Incentivise your writing! 
When writing, try setting yourself some small goals. For example today I will aim to write 100 words. Once you achieve this goal, give yourself a reward. This can be anything you like, such as going out with your friends, watching
your favourite film or playing your favourite game. The important thing is that you stay motivated when writing. This is most important when trying to improve your creative writing skills. 

10. Connect writing with your interests. 
If you love football, why not write about your favourite footballer? How would you feel if you met them? What would you say to them? Why not write an imaginary letter to them? Whatever you enjoy doing, you can link any writing activity to it!

HOW TO DEVELOP CREATIVITY


Written By :
JOSAN RANJJITH CJ
YOUNGEST AUTHOR OF TAMIL NADU 2018
LOYOLA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
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