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Creative Writing Craft and Techniques Took Kit

 

Here, you'll find articles on characterization, writing description, showing vs. telling, beginnings, endings, sagging middles, and more! We also cover many creative writing techniques for poetry, short stories, personal essays, memoir, and other nonfiction.

 

 

The Craft of Poetry

 

2a) How to Characterize your Prose - Is it poetry, flash fiction, a blurb?

 

2b) Types of Poems - Free vs. formal, traditional poetry

 

2c) Stand-Out Poetry Techniques that Turn Heads at the Admission

 

2d) Poetry Turnoffs

 

2e) Length Matters! - Is there such thing as poetry that's "too long" or "too short"?

 

2f) How to Craft Better Poems

 

2g) Rhyming Poetry: General Information - This can be tricky to use stylistically, but it's far from impossible

 

2h) Rhyming Poetry Techniques that Attract Readers

 

2i) Making your Poetry POP in a Literary Magazine

 

2j) How to get Personal, Confessional Poetry Published

 

Poetry Vs. Poetic Prose

 

2k) Originality in Poetry: Is it possible? - Yes, it is, and here's how you can be original in your craft!

 

2l) 5 Signs You've Got a Quality Poem on Your Hands

 

2m) Techniques that Seduce any Reader

 

2n) How to Craft Naturally Brilliant Nature Poems

 

 

Writing Short Stories

 

2o) Short Stories vs. Novellas - How to market your short fiction and where to get it published

 

2p) Short Prose Genres - Sorting between essays, short stories, memoirs, and mixed genres

 

2q) 10 Ideas to get your Short Story Inspiration Flowing

 

2r) How to Craft more Dramatic and Emotional Short Stories

 

2s) How to Turn your Short Story into a Full Blown Novel

 

2t) How to Shorten your Stories - sometimes, being concise is key!

 

2u) How to Pack Emotion in a Few Words - how to get words to "multitask" when it comes to conveying meaning

 

2v) How to Tell if your Short Story is Ready to be Published

 

2w) Being Fresh in your Short Stories - Originality isn't dead, folks!

 

2x) What's the Right Length for your Short Story?

 

 

Tips for Writing Creative and Analytical Nonfiction

 

2y) How to Determine your Nonfiction Genre - Is your Work Fiction or Nonfiction? A Memoir, Novel, or Something else?

 

2z) Are you Shooting Yourself in the Foot? - self-help practices to avoid when writing nonfiction

 

2aa) How Creative Should I be with my Nonfiction Pieces? - well, it's called creative nonfiction for a reason!

 

2bb) Where to Submit your Nonfiction Pieces for Publication

 

2cc) How to Write an Amazing Essay

 

 

Concluding Notes

 

We hope that you find our articles about writing craft and technique to be helpful. Feel free to stop by, as we are always consistently updating our resource tabs with new, helpful articles for young writers like yourself! If you'd like more information on any of the topics we've covered, or would just like some personal, catered advice on any questions you have, feel free to email us at elysianmuselitmagazine@gmail.com. In any case, please share this page with other young writers you may know; we love putting in the effort to help as many writers as we can!

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