Creative Writing Is Like Going To A Buffet

by Marjorie J ~ . Filed under: Creative Writing Made Easy.

Have you ever been to a food buffet?  Usually the choices are amazing if you go to a good location.  It can be challenging to decide which choice of foods you want. 

Well, creative writing is a very similar situation.  There are so many choices of topics that can be written about it can be challenging to know where to begin and which topic will create the desired result.

It is also challenging when going to a buffet not to overeat.  Everything looks good and tastes good and it is not until after you leave the buffet that you often discover you over ate.  Then it takes a bit of time to digest all of the food you consumed.

Again, very similar to creative writing.  You want to add a lot of extra data to really convince the reader that you know what you are talking about as you are writing and in doing so can over deliver but not in a good way.  You reader can go away from your material feeling much like they do when they over eat the food at the buffet.

After you have written your material, set it aside a short period of time and then come back and re read your information.  If you begin to feel like it’s too much information, you can start to edit your work so you are giving the reader high quality content and in just the right amount for them to grasp the ideas you are sharing with them.

If you need help with editing your work before you publish it or submit it to a publisher for consideration here is a resource that is really helpful: