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Creative Writing

Creative writing refers to a writing style that expresses thoughts and ideas in an imaginative way. It involves creating a work of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, going beyond the technical, professional, journalistic, and academic form of literature.

Asked in Literary Terminology, Creative Writing

What are the different kinds of narrative?

Here are some of the different types or kinds of narratives: Epics - lengthy stories of heroic exploits Fables - stories that teach a lesson, often using animal characters Folk Tales - old stories that reveal cultural customs Fantasy - fiction stories about unrealistic characters and events that would never happen Science Fiction - fiction stories based on scientific fact Horror - fiction stories that are scary or horrific Historical Fiction - fiction stories set in the past, containing some true facts Legend - stories based on...
Asked in Writing: Characters and Dialogue, Literary Terminology, Creative Writing

What are the features and elements of narratives?

Basic Elements and Features of Narrative have characters with delineate personalities and/or identities, dialogue often included (tenses do changes), and descriptive language is used.. While the common elements are the setting, character, plot, conflict, climax, resolution, and comprise the theme and the atmosphere. Elements of Narrative One of the starting points for interpreting and writing about imaginative works is to analyze the elements of narration. Here are some questions that may lead you to consider how the various elements are working in a particular...
Asked in Literary Terminology, Creative Writing

What are the stages or elements of a plot?

1) Exposition/Introduction: This part introduces the characters and their personalities. 2) Rising Action: This part helps recognize and reveal the conflicts of the characters to another character or to himself. This also shows the progression of the story. 3) Climax: This Part shows suspense (Turning point) In the novel that suprises the reader. 4) Falling Action or Resolution: this part demonstrates how the character had done accordingly in the rising action. (If we have a rising action we have the falling action.) Major plot elements...
Asked in Creative Writing, Latin to English

What does Res stand for?

Thing; matter; issue.
Asked in Academic Writing, Creative Writing

Can you write a description of a scary person?

One description could be a person with long wretchy hair, oily and wrinkly skin, big eyes, and bloody. Think of Dracula or something scary. It might not be their appearance, It might be something you know about them... The most dangerous people can be beautiful to look at, have lovely smiles and an engaging, fun personality but they are hiding a black heart. A psychopath/sociopath is someone who feels no empathy or emotional connection to other people. They just don't care about anyone....
Asked in Writing and Composition, Creative Writing, Short Stories

What are literary elements for short stories?

This is copied from a teaching syllabus -- I can't remember the author because I copied it down quite awhile ago! Characters and how we get to know them: 1. Through the author's physical description of them 2. Their actions 3. Their words 4. Their inner thoughts 5. Through what other characters say and think about them Plot - A pattern of events that develops from the interactions between characters. A plot is a pattern of events in a cause and effect relationship. 1. Cause - Things that make...
Asked in Literature and Language, Literary Terminology, Creative Writing

What are the foiling techniques?

To develop a character foil, many parallels are drawn between the character and his/her foil. These mostly include similarities. However, to establish the foil, the characters are contrasted in a more fundamental element of character, in order to more clearly emphasise this character trait in the primary character. ...
Asked in Creative Writing

What are some good writing topics?

Wow! This is one of those things known as "loaded questions!" Nobody can tell you what to write about! If I write a list of topics, they won't be anything you'd be interested in, and your writing will be dull and boring because you used my list instead of your own. Let's work on getting your brain to work up your own topic list instead. New question: How Do I Come Up With Topics? Write What You Know - list all your favorite things;...
Asked in Creative Writing, Literary Terminology

What is an example of in medias res?

Medias res means to start in the middle as in the middle of a tale. The Odessy begins in the middle of the story; not at the beginning and not at the end working backwards. ...
Asked in Creative Writing, Fiction Writing

Can someone help me think of a good scary story title about a girl trapped in the ground and she tries to get out and she's dreaming the whole thing but she really is in a coffin and eventually dies?

Only you can come up with a good name! Titles come from the story, not from some anonymous person on the internet! Titles are not as important as some writers think - your title might change many times between your first write and your final draft! Think about your story - what is going on and who are the people involved? What is something special about the story that might make a good title? Don't sweat it - just write something...
Asked in Creative Writing, Fiction Writing

What is a good title for a bully story?

Only you can come up with a good name! Book Titles come from the story, not from some anonymous person on the internet! Think about your story - what is going on and who are the people involved? Bullies are mean and cowardly - think of a title that reflects that; or you could have a title about being scared or being bullied. Check out the Related Questions for help with your book, too! ...
Asked in Ballet, Creative Writing

How do you write a ballet story?

First, you need to do a LOT of research so that you can portray the world of ballet accurately. Dancing is hard work, and most dancers actually hurt themselves trying to dance their best. Second, find some good, solid characters with which the readers can identify. Third, the rest is up to you as a writer. You must find the story inside your own heart for it to be a good story. I suggest reading some ballet stories and books to see...
Asked in Literary Terminology, Creative Writing

What are the elements of a narrative?

Elements of a narrative: Setting - Where the story takes place; usually every scene has a change of setting. Character - Description of the character and a little of their background. Plot - The series of events that unfold in the story. Conflict - The struggle between two opposing forces. Climax - The strongest part of the story, where the conflict builds up to the emotional peak. Resolution - Where the conflict is resolved. Another user defines it this way: The elements of narrative are the...
Asked in Creative Writing, Writing: Characters and Dialogue

What are some good teacher names?

Teachers are people. Any name is a good teacher name. Try the links below. ...
Asked in Creative Writing, Writing: Characters and Dialogue

What are some ugly names for fictional characters?

You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters, I take my time and choose special names from baby name books! For "ugly" names, just pick...
Asked in History of England, Adjectives and Articles, Creative Writing

Why do authors use adjectives?

They use adjectives because they want to express themselves or the characters in a good way. It will get the readers attention and can make the book a good read. It can make other people want to get the book and see how well you wrote and adjectives is a big help to succeed and they might even be looking for adjectives that come near. Hope i helped! ;) ...
Asked in Creative Writing, Writing: Characters and Dialogue

How do you come up with good character names?

You can come up with good character names in an assortment of ways. You can use a name generating website (click on Add Related Links to the left),You can use a baby name book,You can use old census records,You can use a phone book,you can use a school yearbook,You can use the credits list of any movie or television show,You can use a newspaper or journal - some writers swear by British tabloids,You can use a word in another language which has...
Asked in Creative Writing, Short Stories

What are the elements of a story or novel?

The basic elements of a story or novel are: 1. Setting: The first important element of a short story is the Setting. The setting refers to the time and place that the event(s) in the story take place. 2. Conflict: The conflict or complication refers to the tension, the fight or the struggle between the various characters or forces in the story. It actually is what gives fuel to the story and influences its flow (i.e. its plot). Without the conflict, then you...
Asked in Creative Writing, Writing: Characters and Dialogue

What are some good killing names?

I don't know what you mean by "killing name" but here's a name generator website. ...
Asked in Horror, Creative Writing

What are some ideas for a scary story?

Only you can tell what you think is scary or not! If you're going to be a writer, you need to think up your own ideas. Here are some links to help you out. ...
Asked in Creative Writing

Is there a website where you can write a story and other people can read it?

Check out the links below for original fiction - for fanfiction, try the related question! If you don't want to use one of those sites, try a blog like Livejournal or Deviant Art! There are a multitude of websites available for this exact reason. A quick google search of the terms "free writing community" will yield dozens of quality sites. To answer your question, here are a few specifics to get you started: writers-network.com (always free) writing.com (limit of 10 posts then you have to pay) fanstory.com (free...
Asked in Creative Writing

Can you give me ideas for my story or novel?

Any idea that is interesting enough to you will be a good idea. You cannot write a story or novel based on ideas that someone else invents - you won't be interested enough in the subject to be able to research and write anything that will actually sell. Plus, anonymous people on the internet have no idea how old you are, what your interests are, or how well you can write! In order to write, you need a personal connection to the subject....
Asked in Creative Writing

How do you start a story?

exposition on setting (The night was dark and stormy...) exposition on character (She was a tall gorgeous blond with legs that went on forever.) exposition on Plot (We went into Panama with guns loaded. I was number 5.) establishing narrator (Hello my name is Charlie Gordon and Doctor Strauss told me...) philosophy (It was the best of times it was the worst of times.) Dialogue Argument - "GET OUT!" Arrangement - "When shall we three meet again?" Question - "Why is there a gun in your back...
Asked in Editing and Revising, Academic Writing, Creative Writing

What are the steps of the writing process?

Brainstorming Brainstorming is coming up with ideas of things to write about. A good way to do this is just to take a sheet of paper and jot down whatever comes to your head. You can do this in a list, or make a map, or connect things with lines and circles -- however you want to do it. Prewriting Prewriting includes anything you do before you actually begin to write. This includes coming up with basic ideas, researching information, and talking things over...