Thoughts Inspiration Education: Basic Rules of Creative Writing

Updated: Mar 8, 2020

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In creative writing, it is important to know how you wish to use words. What are common rules, what is your personal style?

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The following articles will give you more clarity on the following subjects:

A Dream Maker’s Words, Part 1

This is the first part on how parents can make or break a child’s dream in early childhood, conditioning a mindset of either fear and failure or confidence and success. (Includes video.)

A Dream Maker’s Words, Part 2

Part 2 continues to explain by example how parents can grow themselves in developing greater mental freedom by affording this to their children.(Includes video.)

The Truth About Learning

This article discusses the psychology of learning and advises on how to set up an atmosphere conducive to not only taking in information but also being able to integrate it and develop own discriminate thinking from it.

The Tao of Constructive Criticism

Here, we go into the meaning of the words as well as their practical application and how to best deliver a critique that uplifts and teaches, rather than destroys and dismantles, causing undue psychological stress on another.

My Little Guide to Proverbs

Proverbs play a great role in any language. Here you can find some examples of why they are easily memorable and which stylistic features help them to affect us. These principles can then be used in the creation of your own pearls of wisdom.

How Poetry Affects The Mind

Poetry has a vastly differing effect on the human mind than a factsheet or textbook has, even a work of fiction. Therefore, even in modern society, it must have its place if we are to remain rounded human beings that have all their mental and emotional needs met.(Includes video.)

The Importance of Listening

As powerful as words are, silence can be, too. When we truly listen, we build a relationship of trust and intimacy. Needs, thoughts and ideas are freely communicated in an atmosphere that is open and non-judgemental. But how do you listen correctly? Yes, there is an art to it.

The 10 Best Names in Fiction

In writing fiction, a fundamental part of it this will be the choice of given names for your characters, and one that should not be left to a spur-of-the-moment whim. Creating good names for characters is as vital as creating the plot for a good story. What points should you consider? Find out here.

The Simple Guide to Latinisms

Perhaps an article for linguists, but discussing the use Latinisms in the English language is more important than you might think. They are part of a stylistic tool to help create an atmosphere in fictional and non-fictional writing, as well as colloquial speech. You cannot afford to neglect this topic.

Rules of Engagement

The above articles are designed to not only give you a few pointers in style in your own writing but also provides you with enough background information on the fundamental psychology of the power of words, starting in early childhood conditioning and its consequences in thinking patterns as an adult, as well as giving you pointers in how best to discuss a critique of someone’s work.

The above list is by no means extensive, but it is a good first foundation on the use of words and appreciating their power in a responsible, constructive and creative manner. Moreover, I would like to advise you to make generous use of dictionaries (define words to learn meaning and origin at the most fundamental level) and I cannot stress enough, besides the quality of your content, how important it is to

  1. adhere to grammatical rules.

  2. ensure correct spelling.

  3. edit your manuscript properly in a structured format.

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