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Creative writing skills are simply things which you need to know, things which you need to learn to have in your personality. If you don’t have these skills, I won’t say that you don’t have a chance of succeeding, but of course it becomes a lot harder. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: creative writing skills

Creative Writing Skills Do You Have Them All?
  • Silly question, I know. But do you know that
    there are a certain set of skills which you need
    to master if you want to be an expert in it?
  • And the questions that comes out of this are
    what are these skills? And are they important?
  • Read on for the first question. As for the
    second, of course you already know that the
    answer is going to be
  • Of course!
  • To get what creative writing skills actually
    mean for your writing lets get the big picture
    first (the definition of creative writing

  • Creative writing skills are simply things which
    you need to know, things which you need to learn
    to have in your personality. If you dont have
    these skills, I wont say that you dont have a
    chance of succeeding, but of course it becomes a
    lot harder.
  • Some people can get away with not having these
    creative writing skills and still being
    successful enough. But exceptions only prove the
    rule if you want to be a pro creative writer,
    you need to have them, my friend.
  • The good news for those of us who do want to
    learn them is that theyre easy to master.
    Theyre easy to grasp. And theyre even easy to
    remember for a long time.

The skills which you need to master
  • Talent  What, you dont have talent? I dont
    think so. Everyone has talent, whether they
    realize it or not. After all, what is talent if
    not passion for ones craft? Is talent in-born or
    is it something we have to learn? I believe both.
    Let me tell you my own story I was lucky enough
    to be born with talent. What does this mean?
    Means I was lucky enough to already have a
    passion for writing. But that doesnt mean that I
    didnt have to work hard to improve my writing. I
    did. Everyone has to. If you dont believe that
    you have in-born talent, just keep writing.
    Everyone, even a terrible writer (means all of
    us) can improve their writing easily.

  • Persistence  The old debate skills vs.
    talent comes to mind. Which is essential? Both
    again. So what does skills mean? Persistence.
    Determination. Desire to succeed. A creative
    writer must have persistence. Success is, after
    all, merely the absence of failure. If it doesnt
    work the first time, no matter. Second time, no
    matter. Third time, no matter. Fourth time, no
  • Patience  Theres no place for
    get-rich-quick-seekers in this world, and
    likewise, if you have a mentality for
    get-published-quick or get-success-quick it
    wont work. Period. One has to be patient in
    writing, goes without saying.

  • Ability to face criticism  I know, criticism
    isnt great to hear. Its so nice to hear praise,
    but when you hear criticism instead, you get all
    hot and afraid at the same time. But criticism is
    good. Its actually great for writers, especially
    if it gives constructive advice. But once in a
    while, trolls arrive and harsh criticism is
    thrown on you. Instead of hitting back, the best
    thing to do is to face it. So you must have the
    ability to face criticism.
  • Imagination  Imagination is so helpful in
    writing that even I would sing its praises for
    days, they still wouldnt help. Have trouble
    conjuring ideas? You need to have a bright
    imagination. You need to imagine you need to
    ignore the naysayers. The well known advice is to
    think outside the box. Just apply it.

  • Technical ability  Of all the six creative
    writing skills, this is quite the easiest. I know
    what youre thinking whats technical ability
    doing in a post about creative writing skills?
    Because you need to have some basic ability if
    you want to write. Pen and paper may continue to
    work well but its good to also learn the basics
    of typing (touch typing), web publishing and

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