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please guide me about writing creative content.
is it difficult to write unique and creative content?
09-04-2009, 04:12 AM
Be authoritative in your niche. Read magazines, articles and other related info on the subject.
09-04-2009, 04:15 AM
The method I use is quite simple. The first thing I do is pick my target, my target is always a person, I might choose my mother she is a good person to write for.
When I write with using mother as my target I would certainly need to explain what a target was, as she will not guess. My mother always needs to be told. She would already be confused by the word 'target' she would be concerned about getting shot . .
I would need to explain carefully that 'target' meant the precise person that this paragraph is written for, or Who I expect to read this paragraph . . If I do not do that I could get a phone call from my mother asking who is going to shoot her. .
The last thing I want is my readers wondering who is going to gun them down in public. .
I never found writing this difficult, it is unique and creative. Writing is easier than speaking. You can stop mid sentence and think - You can retract words that do not fit . . that has gotta be good, especially if you are writing with your 'mother' as the target.
No doubt I could leave this post for a week, then come back with fresh eyes and improve it .
My sister Likes things faster moving, she hates having simple things explained to her. (she is a different target)
09-07-2009, 06:37 AM
Getting inspiration from other sources is what creativity is really all about, however, where does the inspiration comes from?
As it has been said above, read everything you can across in your area of specialisation...
09-07-2009, 08:28 AM
Writing is easier than speaking. You can stop mid sentence and think
I agree with your words, MOD!
09-07-2009, 04:22 PM
Creative writing (writing to engage) usually involves emotional association, subjectivity, imagination, &c; i.e., fiction prose and poetry.
Communication (writing to inform) is a whole different can of worms. This form of writing, non-fiction prose and essays, must be written with authority and respect. Unlike a blank canvas approach, you must weave your threads through a jungle and attach them to a specific audience, for whom you will craft your sentences word on word to carry the special meaning only they will understand.
Journals are a good example. Written for a 'private' audience on a public wavelength. Anybody can read them, only doctors and researchers understand them. Writing for your mother, as Tubby suggests, is one end of the communication vector--informing the uninformed; writing to your professional peers is a greater challenge, the tough work at the other end of the vector--informing the informed.
For creative writing one can never run out of inspiration. Read, reflect, respond. Write fiction for the pure joy of telling a story, or just for the joy of free writing. You needn't publish it, just write it. Write lots. E. M. Forster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.m._forster)'s critical work, Aspects of the Novel sheds light on the general concerns for the creative fiction writer.
To write for communication, begin with E. B. White (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._B._White)'s The Elements of Style and start writing an essay a day. Write, write and write more. Then go back and re-draft, re-write, revise and reduce. Then move on. Study your subject, your audience and develop your style, then revisit those pieces once more and decide if your pieces are square pegs or round ones. If they look like a fit for your chosen audience, they're ready to come out for a final polishing.
09-08-2009, 07:37 AM
Use sensible, simple language.
Write stuff YOU would want to read.
09-09-2009, 04:27 AM
Creativity is vitally important to crafting effective copy and content. But mention the word “creative” around direct response copywriters, and their blood will begin to boil.
09-11-2009, 08:35 AM
Write things you are in to. Write about your area of interest, write about the things you know more.
05-14-2010, 11:01 AM
Targeting a few genres such as only gaming, technology, or health and fitness, or gambling can help you in a great way. As you'll be working on a niche, you will gain more knowledge over the years. In this way, you'll be able to provide unique, very high quality articles and write-ups for your client. Although your clients will be limited, you can quote a higher fee for your expertise.
I was listening to a radio program this morning that discussed this subject matter. This expert talked about content being the most important aspect in web based business marketing. The first key is to write about content that you are passionate about. And to be relevant ab out the subject matter.
06-27-2010, 07:25 PM
Whilst this is true, it's not the entire story. A Google rep said on a Google forum: "The only thing you have to do to be wrongly tagged as a spam site is to publish something on the net."
Just because you publish new, exciting and fresh content doesn't mean it is safe from being dubbed (unfairly) as 'spam'.
11-07-2010, 09:59 AM
There are several good books on content writing. Check out Amazon to find some that might be aimed at you and your requirements.
03-02-2011, 10:40 AM
practice writing. increase your vocabulary. follow a style of writing.