Writing Creatively: Elements, Tips and Tricks

creative writing

For as long as its existence, humanity has told stories. Whether they be moral warnings or epic tales, there was always some creativity woven in. And, when the ability to write came into play, this  imagination only continued to flourish. In today’s blog, we’re taking a look into Creative Writing. Additionally, we divulge some tips on how to improve your own. 

What is Creative Writing?

Creative writing is any work that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature. We identify it by an emphasis on:

Because of this loose definition, both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category. This includes forms such as:

Thus, it is more a contemporary and process-oriented name for what was traditionally called “literature”.  But, what do the writers and critics say? When it comes to the purpose and drive of this category of work, Paul Witty and Lou LaBrant say it serves such needs as:

  1. Keeping records of significant experience. 
  2. Sharing experience with an interested group. 
  3. Free individual expression which contributes to mental and physical health. 


Many components come together when taking on a piece of creative writing. They include:

Additional Writing Elements

Tips and Tricks

Interested in trying your hand at creative writing? Then, check out these tips. 

  1. Read. The best way to learn to write is to read. Collect some reference to draw from for your own works. 
  2. Always Be Writing. Capture the ideas that come into your head. Also, practise makes perfect. 
  3. Have an Opinion. Decide what story, message, or lesson you want to share. Leave a lasting impression on your audience. 
  4. Show, Don’t Tell. Don’t just describe the events. Instead, show the through actions, sensory details, words, or the expression of character’s emotions. 

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Lydia B.

Lydia B.

Lydia B. is a Marketing Coordinator and Music Club Coach for Gooroo, a tutoring membership that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers Math, English, SAT, Coding, Spanish tutoring, and more.