Creative Writing Twists Can Increase Your Writing Skills

by Marjorie J ~ . Filed under: How To Improve Your Writing.

Occasionally there are things that happen in life that seem unfair and very underhanded. You can take those events and use them in your stories to enhance what you are having your characters experience. This will make your story more believable and many people will be able to connect with your character(s) and what they are going through.

Phrases like oh, no you don’t, I don’t think so, not so fast, wait just a minute and I’m sure you can think of others that you have thought of as the unfairness of life has happened to you or someone you know. Remember some of those times and capture as many of the details as you can and how you felt at the time about what was happening to you or others. See if you can increase the feelings and think about what a character you are writing about might do with those feelings. See how many directions your character could go with those emotions.

Select a direction and enhance the situation as you are creating the story around those details. Then take the next direction and repeat your story around those details. Continue with each story and fill in what is appropriate to go with those details and that direction.

Take the times you have thought oh, no you don’t and ask yourself “what was happening and what are other things that might would be likely sets of circumstances that would match those words”. What set of circumstances would cause you to react in that way. Use that to direct your story and include the situation, what happened and how the situation was resolved.

This can be a non-fiction or a fiction story whichever you prefer to write. See how many ways you can use these approaches to increase your writing skills.

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