Being creative is difficult, especially being creative on a daily basis is very difficult.
As bloggers, we need to be creative; we can’t afford to write the same thing every time, we had to come up with unique creative ideas.
Creativity is a god gifted talent, and not everyone has it. However, you still can find the way to be creative in your writing.
According to Wikipedia:
“creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is created such as ideas, jokes, literary work, a solution, an invention etc.”
As the definition says, creativity is the process of an invention.
In writing, we bloggers can proudly say – we invent Ideas, Words and Sentences.
So, how to be creative at writing?
Brainstorm Ideas before you start writing
You can’t just sit in front of your computer and think what to write next, just trying to type something on your computer won’t work and your writing will definitely lack creativeness.
This is why you need to brainstorm ideas before you start writing.
Brainstorming creative ideas isn’t that easy, you need to find the creative juice.
How to find it?
Do creative tasks like reading interesting books, solving puzzles, tweeting (tweeting helps you to play with words), etc.
Initially, find a topic which you want to write, and then brainstorm the ideas.
Once you find the title, brainstorm the certain combination of subheadings that can match your title.
Then list out those points in your notepad or something – having a notebook or notepad is essential thing for writers, you must learn to take notes while brainstorming ideas.
In case you can’t find new ideas, there are some online ideas generating tools such as Tweakyourbiz.com/tools/title-generator.
Use these tools to brainstorm new ideas.
Personalize your writing
When you write blogs, give some personal touch to it because when you try to make it look too professional, it’ll definitely lack some creative spark.
So when you’re writing a copy, add your personality or perspective to it.
And you’ll be surprised to see how your copy will be different from others.
Another way to write creatively is by telling stories; write your own story, your thoughts, your experience, it’ll definitely look unique and creative because it is exclusive.
Stories draw your audience into their own imagination and make them feel like they are in your character; same thing happens while we watch movies, we unconsciously feel like we are the heroes.
Story telling also helps you to build a good relationship with your audience. Audience will start trusting you.
See how Pat Flynn used his story to build a successful brand like SmartPassiveIncome.
Story telling also helps you to build a personal brand.
Tips for personalizing your writing
- Write what you know
- Don’t feel shy to express
- Don’t bother about what will others think
- Always be real
Have the right mindset
Before you start writing, make sure you are distraction free.
If you’re tired or not active while writing, then forget about creativity. Your writing always reflects your mood.
So you have to be enthusiastic, for that you need to have a healthy mindset while writing.
Nowadays, everyone is busy with their exhaustive lives, but as a writer you can’t be like that; you had to find a peace of mind before you start writing.
Major things to do. . .
- Learn to Relax before you write
- Eliminate distractions
- Select a silent place to write
- Don’t bother about the outcome of your copy while drafting
- Just go through flow and don’t stop
- Don’t work overtime, you’ll get burned out
If you get angry and frustrated a lot, then it’ll be very difficult to be creative at writing.
Try to build passion for writing and enjoy; then you’ll get a lot of creative ideas flowing.
Draft it, add, and proofread
First draft of your post will never be perfect.
So, draft it and take a little break. Once you take a break and comeback later to edit, you’ll find a lot of errors and mistakes.
You’ll also realize how terrible your first draft was. Don’t delete it, just tweak, it’ll look good.
After that you can add as much as content you want.
And finally, proofread it.
No matter how good writer you are, you can’t skip this proofreading process.
Ask every top blogger/writer, they’ll all agree that proofreading is the important and Must do task.
So, proofread it for minimum 2-3 times before publishing.
Since blogosphere is getting highly competitive, having a creative style of writing will definitely help you to stand out from the crowd.
You can adopt Creativity in your writing by following the above points.
It is not necessary that you should follow the same steps to be creative; creativity is something that YOU invent.
So, you can be creative if you just write what you know.
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