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Jan 4, 2007, 06:42pm   #1
Creative Essays

"The girl slowly walked into the room where she saw her dream date. She smiled and the next moment they were kissing." Creative essays use the imagination to write about a topic. They can be fun as the writer thinks about various topics and uses the imagination. The best advice in writing creative essays is to let your mind do the writing. Think about a topic that would be fun to write and one that others would enjoy reading. What are your hobbies? What are your dreams? What is your favorite show on television? Do you have a dog or a cat? Use any of these or use whatever comes to your mind.

Begin with choosing the subject and brainstorm any ideas about it. Ask yourself questions about the topic. For instance, if you plan to write about a spider what is the spider doing? What does the spider look like? Is it a poisonous spider? Will the spider hurt someone? Why is the spider important? Will someone step on the spider?

Once you choose the subject the next step is writing the thesis statement discussing what the subject will do in the essay. A thesis statement is like a map showing why or what the subject will do. Most creative essays use the five-paragraph essay form. Beginning with a hook or attention grabber that gains the interest of the audience and keeps the audience interested as the thesis statement is made.

The next three paragraphs tell what the subject is doing and more about why the subject is important in the creative essay. For instance, the first paragraph may explain how the spider watched an individual with the desire to bite a person. This paragraphs tells about why the spider is thinking the way it is. The second paragraph goes into further detail about the plans of the spider to bite the person. The third paragraph bites the person and tells about how the spider feels. The conclusion paragraph is a summary of the previous essays and may leave the audience thinking about whom the spider will bite next.

The creative essay can take the audience to anywhere the writer imagines and it allows the person to put his wildest imagination in the essay. Creative essays are similar to the narrative essay in it usually tells a story. It is important to pick the subject and make some decisions about what you will do with the subject. Who will be in the essay? What is the story you want to tell? Will the essay be funny? Will it be serious? The writer decides what will happen in the creative essay.

It is important to connect paragraphs with the use of transitions. Leading the audience from one point to another. The creative essay should use action verbs showing the action in the essay. How can you describe the subject? Think about what the subject is going to do and how the subject is going to do it. The best way to keep thought clear is to use an outline with each paragraph having a main point. Concentrate on the things you are telling and try to show the audience what is happening by using descriptive nouns and active verbs.

Did you learn anything from writing the creative essay? What can the audience take away to think about later? The conclusion is one of the most important paragraphs in an essay. It must leave the audience thinking about what they have read.

Proofread the essay. Check for spelling or grammar mistakes. Have you used effective phrases that show the story? Have you used each paragraph to build up to the conclusion of the story? Are the ideas clear and logical? Will your essay impact the audience? Read the essay out loud listening to mistakes. Rewrite the essay. Ask a friend to read the essay. Encourage him/her to be honest and show you mistakes that need to be corrected. Have you enjoyed writing your creative essay?

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