First, we can take a closer look at the features of creative writing. There are mainly two categories of creative writing—the non-fiction type and the fiction stories. In the Non-fiction, the genre may be found the feature stories or blogs. In the fiction type of stories,
A writer’s creativity may also be found in feature writing where the writer’s insights and analysis about an event are incorporated into the written material, not just a writer’s opinion but an intelligent discussion of issues based on data and research. In feature writing, a writer’s opinion is placed under the microscopic lens of critical thinking, analysis, even imagination.
Blog writing is a modern way of feature writing, except that in a blog, a writer’s observations may dominate the article written. A blog is an event, a scene (a landscape), a thing (such as a product) as seen through the eyes of the blogger. The blog could be posted directly on a website or sent to a web service provider for posting. There are many blog sites where one can post a blog for free. A sponsor may hire a service provider where it can distribute a blog to different locations.
Copyblogger has presented “ten terrific creative writing blogs” in its site that includes some topics written by various blog writers and featured in the Copyblogger site. One blog is about becoming a professional writer, as written by Jeff Goins, including, according to him, how to get a writer’s work published and how to succeed at the creative life without “losing your marbles.”
Another creative blog is that written by Jane Friedman who is also a media professor and speaker, where she emphasizes how technology affects writers, marketers, and people.
Joanna Penn’s “The Creative Penn” makes it to the top ten list with her favorite blogs on writing, publishing and book promotion. Through her Author 2.0 Blueprint eBook, she guides budding writers on how to write, publish and market a book. If you look at the table of content of her eBook, you’ll find out how the topics are presented in a simple, easy to understand manner, without any confusing technical language, yet it shows a highly creative work.
If you’re inclined to write about romantic topics, you might want to check out the “Romance University” according to copyblogger a fascinating site to help romance writers in both the genre fiction and non-fiction, especially for male writers. It’s a site where writers can meet and publish their work and interact with each other to improve creative writing.
WordPlay is fiction writer K.M. Weiland’s tagline in “helping writers become authors,” which shows that she has put a lot of creative writing into her work and also understands how to create an idea in the headline. She has offered advice to fiction writers for the improvement of their craft and including reading guides and other material for readers.