At age eight, my pal James and I wrote a story about a werewolf terrorizing a small village — and a boy in a wheelchair rescuing the town through smarts and daring. Thanks to the help of our dedicated teacher, my coauthor James and I attached a spiral binding and set to work illustrating. We used a box of scented markers. The werewolf smelled like cinnamon. The blood of the villagers smelled like cherries. I read novels, wrote stories, imagined characters, and drew whole maps of imaginary worlds.
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Crafting an original work of fiction , poetry , or creative non-fiction takes time, practice, and persistence. And remember, your background, what you bring to the act of writing, is as valid as what anyone else can bring. Use your imagination to create new situations, new characters, new relationships, even new worlds. Where your imagination needs help, fill in the gaps with research. The best thing about being a creative writer is creating. Writers love reading. Nothing encourages good writing like reading good writing.
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Last Updated: August 27, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Lucy V. Lucy V. Hay is an author, script editor and blogger who helps other writers through writing workshops, courses, and her blog Bang2Write.
Or even worse—to sit an an empty page and write nothing at all. Sometimes it takes time and hard thinking to get out of the rut once you become stuck. Sometimes, however, it takes a little more than that. Sometimes it just might take some outside help.