6 Creative Writing Hacks : Examples

6 Creative Writing Hacks : Examples - student project

Lesson 1: [I've always been a conflicted person. Specimen. Sometimes I ask myself, "Am I really a person?" Many days I feel as though I am 10 persons all cooked together in a crockpot. Yum.]

After given the first task, I immediately became conflicted on what to write about. So I decided to sum up my personal relationship with conflicting. 


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 Lesson 2: Writing on a big piece of paper 

For this lesson, I decided to make a diagram. The topic being, politics. I started by deviding the subject into two different sides. People who care about politics and people don't. I wasn't exactly sure where I was going with this but the more I branched out, the more I had to say. I'm not sure how easy it may be to read what's in the photo but for example: People who don't care - not educated enough as someone who does care for politics - not educated enough because of the educational system they come from (lower class/less privilaged academic system - predominantly black community - representation of black community in political community... and so on and so forth. 


I was actually really happy with how this portion of the project turned out. It really allowed me to have an unlimited mindset, being that I had a lot of space to work with and no matter what, I would have definitely have a lot to work with if I filled the paper. This method is great for starting a rough draft. 6 Creative Writing Hacks : Examples - image 2 - student project


Lesson 3: Writing in a shape

I chose a flower like video suggested. I thought this would allow me to get really creative and it seemed pretty fun. When I see a flower, I automatically think pure, elegant, pretty, innocent, romance. You get it. So, with that being said, I decided to go in the opposite direction. What also do you think of when you see flowers and their petals? "He loves me, he loves me not." So basic, I know. But I extended, from the flowers perspective. Lets just say, it wasn't so pretty and romantic coming from the poor flower that was being picked apart for the temporary fill of the pickers satisfaction.  I call this piece, "He Doesn't Love You".

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Lesson 4: Writing 3 Lines

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Lesson 5: Out of Body Experience/Memory in Third Person 

There's a new found fear that comes with unexpected experiences; blindsided experiences. How was she supposed to know that that tall, thick haired, con-man, charmer would be the reason she couldn't fall asleep until she knew her roommate was back home from his bar shift? When independency is forced to be embraced by a cowardly blanket, trauma is expected. Distrust for the same world that she grew up in walks in like a strict substitute teacher. 


Lesson 6: Your Place or Mine 

I found this concept a little bit more challenging for I am pretty much comfortable writing wherever. If there were a place that I felt uncomfortable writing, it's a place I wouldn't actually be able to reach at the moment due to convenience. However, my thoughts on the concept otherwise, I feel could be very helpful for most people. I feel like new environments are always inspiring. Whether you write an award winning novel or something you'll never look at again. New places will always bring out new feelings. Positive or negative. 

Cydnee Mame
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