>Creative writing means exactly what it says. Being creative with your writing. Easy peasy, right? SO NOT! We all think it ‘could’ be easy … afterall, we all love to read, we all love to tell stories and embellish the info just a tad bit … so writing it should be a breeze 😉
And it is … if you know how to do it.
The basics of writing is simple. Write what you know. For me, I seem to have one underlying theme in all my stories. Someone is a chocoholic. It’s what I know. LOL … (thankfully it’s not the only thing). So writing about chocolate, the passion, the taste ect is easy for me. But the whole story can’t be about chocolate. Even I would get bored reading about a character who only sat and ate chocolate all. day. long.
This is where the creative part comes in. I start with what I know and I expand, I embellish. The trick though is to make it all believable.
So how. Right? (yep, I can hear you asking … LOL) This is where the lying game comes in.
Make 4 statements about yourself (or your character). 3 are true and 1 is a lie. But the false has to be close enough to the truth to be believable. It has to be plausible. That’s where the creative part comes in … your characters have to be believable even if the story is not. The emotional truth is what the people will believe. Look at the Hobbit for example … we all know that ENORMOUS spiders don’t exist (please God let them not exist) but we believed in Bilbo Baggins and his crew 🙂
So here I go … here’s 4 things about me … you decide which is the lie 🙂
Ok now … your turn. Take what you know of me (or if you’re new have fun …) and figure out which is the lie 😉