Ok, so you’re a webmaster with a popular blog, with readers hungrily demanding new content every day. You wake up, check your inbox to see what your faithful content writer has in store for the waiting audience. Through the steam rising from the hot cup of coffee, the only thing you find is a letter of resignation, effective immediately. Apparently, getting a good deal from a famous publisher can take away your desire to write blog posts in an instant.
If you’re not a writer, of course, your obvious reaction would be panic. But, guess what? You don’t have time for that because you have a blog post to write! So even if you couldn’t write your way out of this dilemma, you need to keep calm and read on.
Here, Bob Jones from Azzurro Blu is going to share with you 5 creative writing tips that will help you forge ahead until you find a replacement writer.
For first-time writers, being ‘omnipotent’ is the best solution to writing without making a lot of tense mistakes. Here’s an example of a tense mistake:
“They all headed to the beach yesterday. It was a fine and exciting day. Everyone is having a lot of fun that most of us fell asleep on the way home.”
Did you spot the two mistakes? I jumped from past to present, and ‘they’ to ‘us’. The easiest form of writing is third-person omnipotence. This makes you a lingering, invisible storyteller that knows what everyone is thinking and what’s going to happen next.
Third-person writing, together with omnipotence, gives you complete control. Grab a book by Stephen King to learn more about third-person omnipotence. He’s practically the King of TPO!
Show, Don’t Tell
Show, don’t tell is a trick that creative writers use to help readers use their imagination instead of their analytical reason. Imagery in writing can be difficult, but it can also be fun.
People think in words. We literally ‘hear’ the words before we even speak them. It’s like this little voice inside our head, telling us what to say. Imagery and ‘show, don’t tell’ allow the reader to see what you say rather than read what you wrote. Remember, descriptive writing helps visualization.
Have a Creative License
Having a creative license isn’t a license to lie or to make up baseless facts. It’s simply the writer taking small and reasonable liberties with language, grammar or an adaptation or interpretation of someone else’s original writing for the sake of creativity and plot destination.
Tell a Story
Using an experience out of your own life and tying it together with whatever point you’re trying to make about a product, service or the overall idea of your post makes it simpler to get that point across in an interesting and engaging way.
If your post is about using an organic fertilizer to grow healthy and chemical-free vegetables and you once had a garden that flourished with the help of organic fertilizer, telling that story in relation to the usefulness of organic fertilizers will get the point across.
Draw Something Out of Your Own Life
Making use of your life makes it a whole lot easier for you to reach readers because while you’re unique, you’re still living on the same planet, experiencing the same emotions, and committing the same mistakes as everyone else. Using examples from your life experiences makes you someone that everyone can relate to and feel for. This will go a long way to cover a great many of the mistakes in grammar you may make along the way.