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  4. The word creative is defined in varied ways. • It is the “ability to create”, “imaginative”, “characterized by originality and expressiveness”. • Creative writing is therefore generally defined as writing that is imaginative, creative and original. • This generally covers all areas of fiction, such as novels, short stories, poetry, etc. • However, it can also include non-fiction, such as feature articles for magazines.
  5. Genres of Creative writing • Poetry • Prose a. Fiction: Novels Novelettes Short stories b. b. Creative Nonfiction • Drama Tragedy Comedy
  6. The World of Creative and Imaginative writing Generally, ideas flow once you begin writing. If you are planning to write a short story, you should fairly have an idea of the theme of the story. You must be already aware of the conflict that your characters will face. You can already imagine the details and scenery that you will describe.
  7. Here are some helpful approaches you can adopt when you begin writing: Read all forms of writing. Reading always helps generate all sorts of ideas. Keep a notebook handy. You will never know when an idea will come along. Write in your notebook your observations, impressions, and the lines that you hear from someone. Learn to appreciate the magic and power of words, their meanings and their vagueness.  People who love to say and hear words generally have better chances of putting something on paper. Observe how people talk and relate to one another. Listen to their conversations. Make guesses about their characters and personalities and watch out for their mannerisms and ways of talking. Clip articles of interest from previous newspapers and magazines. You’ll never know when you can use them
  8. Here are some helpful approaches you can adopt when you begin writing: Read anecdotes, song lyrics, facebook posts, and descriptions of people, films, painting, dance, and music. When you have written something, read it aloud or even record it. This is a good way to spot errors in your language and sentence constructions, the dialogues or descriptions that are not working, or phrases that are awkward. Ask somebody to check your work. Other people can see our faults better than us. Keep an open mind about criticisms. What you have written is not the final one, and it can still be improved and developed through time and practice. Understand the possibilities of intertextual forms. What you write, whether a poem, a story, or a play, may be connected to other types of literature. Also, writers use references that influence readers and add layers of understanding to a text. These references may have basis in the readers’ previous knowledge and experiences.
  10. Technical writing is a type of writing where the author is writing about a particular subject that requires direction, instruction, or explanation. This style of writing has a very different purpose and different characteristics than other writing styles such as creative writing, academic writing or business writing.
  11. Technical writing is straightforward with easy to understand explanations and/or instructions dealing with a particular subject. It is an efficient and clear way of explaining something and how it works.
  12. Some examples of technical writing include: • Instruction manuals • Policy manuals • Process manuals • User manuals • Book Reports • Research paper • Instructions for assembling a product • Business letters • Memorandum
  13. Pre-Activity: In your notebook, answer the following questions in your own words. 1.) Explain in three (3) sentences why creative writing is considered an imaginative writing. 2.) How will you write short paragraphs or short stories creatively?