A common question for any writer is, “How do I begin my creative writing piece?” Perhaps you’ve been asked this question by a friend or colleague. When faced with starting a creative writing piece, it’s not always easy to know where to begin. You might try brainstorming ideas or even rereading a few of your favorite novels, but beyond that, you’re not sure what to do. You feel stuck, since there’s so much you want to say but don’t know where to begin. Sound familiar?
If this sounds like you, don’t worry. You’re not alone. In fact, I have good news for you. There are multiple ways to begin a creative writing piece, and it doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, as a writer, you might have already begun your creative writing piece and not even known it. In today’s blog post, we’ll discuss three ways you might start your creative writing piece and why you should choose each one.
The Basics – What Information Do I Need To Begin My Creative Writing Piece?
Although coming up with an idea for a creative writing piece isn’t easy, the actual writing process can be a lot of fun. Before you begin, however, you should learn the basics. What are the requirements? What do I need to begin my creative writing piece?
To write a successful creative writing piece, you must have all the proper permissions. As a writer, journalist, or blogger, you might already have acquired these permissions from a publisher or editor. For example, you might already have the rights to reprint an entire column you wrote for a newspaper. When starting your creative writing piece, make sure you have all the necessary permissions in place. If you don’t, you could find yourself in legal trouble later on. The same goes for having a conflict of interest. In case you’re wondering, a conflict of interest occurs when you have some kind of relationship with either the subject of your article (e.g., a friend) or a company that has a financial interest in your article’s outcome (e.g., a vendor or employer).
The Three Stages Of Creative Writing
Every creative writing piece has three parts: setup, story, and conclusion. The setup is everything that comes before the story; it includes things like the introduction, the context of the piece, and the like. The story itself is, well, the story. It can be quite literally anything you want it to be. Then there’s the conclusion, which rounds off the piece. For example, if you’re writing an article for a newspaper, the conclusion would be the editorial at the end. If you’re writing a novella, the conclusion would be the final chapter. The idea is to have a set structure that you stick to so you don’t end up writing a messy essay or novel that doesn’t make much sense. You can find a template for a basic story format in any journalism textbook or online. It’s usually in the form of an arc or triangle, where the setup, story, and conclusion all meet. When you have this structure in mind, you can begin to write your creative writing piece. Let’s say you want to write an article for a newspaper about the Costa Rican coast and the cloud forest. Your first step would be to do some research. Start by reading some books about Costa Rica or talking to any locals you know who have been there. From there, you can begin to think of some angles you could approach the subject from. Maybe you want to write a piece about how the biodiversity of the area affects the local ecosystem. Or how the geography of the country influences its climate. Whatever it may be, make sure you have an idea that will make your article unique. Once you have a clear idea in mind, it’s much easier to begin writing. Of course, you want your article to be interesting and well-written, but the most important thing is that you keep the idea in mind.
Start With A Premise
The first step to beginning your creative writing piece is to establish a premise. A premise is the belief or theory that serves as the foundation for your article. It states what you’re going to argue in the article and gives your article a sense of direction. For example, let’s say you want to write an article about the dangers of sugar. Your premise might be that sugar is bad for human health, and that’s what you’re going to argue in your article. Once you have your premise in mind, you can begin to flesh out the details. Is sugar bad for human health? What effect does excessive sugar intake have on humans? What specific illnesses does sugar contribute to? The list of questions can be endless, but remember, your article is about the dangers of sugar, so make sure you cover all the bases. When you have your premise in mind and the list of supporting details are beginning to form, you’re much more likely to write an interesting and compelling article. As you can see, coming up with an idea for a creative writing piece isn’t easy, but once you do, the actual writing process can be a lot of fun. Just remember to have fun with it while also keeping in mind the basics. Ideas should be easy to come by and fun to write about, not difficult to find and agonizing to write about. Good luck out there!