Contributor: Jennifer Blanchard. Lesson ID: 13510
Sometimes you have to write about topics that aren't your favorite. Other times, you get to choose to write about topics that are super fun! This lesson has lots of fun writing prompts. Come join!
Check out this example:
My spaceship crash-landed on an alien planet. It was raining hard, and my head ached, and my leg was badly injured. I just wanted to rest, but I knew I had to keep moving, keep thinking, and figure out what to do.
Creative writing is when you get to use your imagination and create your own ideas (by thinking outside of the box, or differently than others!). It includes a lot of choices!
Listen to what other kids think about being creative in this video.
Take a look at these questions:
You have to think in a different way to come up with answers to those questions! The same thing happens with creative writing!
There are many different types of writing. There are also many different reasons for writing.
Sometimes, you work on longer writing projects. Those projects need research, time to edit and revise, and time for you to think deeply about your writing piece.
Other times, it's important to just sit down and write your thoughts as they come!
This lesson will focus on this quick type of creative writing.
It allows you to write your opinion and support that opinion with reasons. That's a skill that you will use a lot throughout your life!
It helps you practice writing to a prompt and staying on topic while also having FUN!
It encourages you to use your imagination, engage your thought process, and improve your problem-solving skills.
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When you write creatively, you should follow these guidelines:
Creative writing still needs to be focused and easy for your reader to understand!
You want to make your writing real, exciting, and engaging!
You want to capture all your ideas, but saying what you need to say is more important than saying a lot!
Watch this video for more helpful suggestions.
Then move on the the Got It? section!