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How to write many types of poetry: Top 5 creative writing tips

Poetry

Poetry (Photo credit: V. H. Hammer)

Few assignments create the shudder of anxiety that seems to come with writing poetry. What should I write about? Does it have to rhyme? What, exactly, is iambic pentameter? How many different types of poetry are there, exactly? The good (and bad) news about poetry is that it can really be in any format and about any subject — the key is finding a way to express your feelings without coming off as cheesy, overly sentimental or sarcastic…unless, of course, that is what you are going for. If you need some help in this area, just follow these creative writing tips and learn how to write poetry that will impress even the harshest of critics (ahem, your professor).  Read more

Unleash your inner artist — Top creative writing tips

Creative writingLooking to unleash your inner artist? Putting pen to paper, or who are we kidding, fingers to keyboard, can be rewarding. But discovering the untapped poet or novelist inside of you can also be hard work. If you truly want to develop your talent with words, try these creative writing tips.

Start with the basics

If you are searching for a bit of creative fulfillment, writing can certainly fit the bill. But most professional wordsmiths will tell you that getting started can be the hardest part of the process. Read more