Being creative can be shown and taken out in many ways. It can be through painting or crafting. It can also be through writing. Some will have it with music. During times at school, it is actually practiced and being developed. There are arts and crafts and some creative writing. Through an early age, they would be able to discover their gifts or develop it.
You can still do it as an adult though. It is said that it is never too late, so why not start now? If you are thinking of writing, here are some ways you can develop and get it interesting:
1. Have some exercises
You can write some short stories or essays every time you would have an idea. If you are having a hard time to come up with one, you can have some prompts. There are various categories for it, and you can have some books or even just look up on the internet. It will be up to you if you want more challenges such as word count and time. But the important matter is that through this, you can develop your style and even your vocabulary.
2. Read more
For you to have more ideas about different things and style writing, you should read more. It does not matter if it is a short story, essay, novel, or even articles, what matters is you have broadened your horizon. You should not also stick to one topic or genre. You will be able to know your interest and would be able to develop your own style because of these different ideas. In addition to that, your imagination will also be developed.
3. Write it down
Wherever you go, it is a great idea to have a notebook with you. This way, when inspiration strikes, you will be able to write it down. Not as a whole per se, but the idea of it. It could happen anywhere. It could be while doing some chores or during a vacation or while having a night out or eating outside. It could also be while doing simple things like cooking or watching TV or listening to music. No matter how and when always be ready to have it jot down so that you will not be able to forget them and may even start right away while the inspiration is still fresh.
4. Always learn something
It is said before that as a writer, you should always read. This is a good way for you not to only learn about different styles but also learning something in general. It is not only through reading. It can be by watching movies, shows, or documentaries or even by listening. You can just go out and observe your surroundings, and you will be able to learn something new. As for improving your writing, what will help is for you to attend some lectures or workshops that teach different kinds of techniques. You may also meet other writers that will give advice and even some critique. The endpoint for this does not stick with what you know and what you used to, but be open with new opportunities and insights.