What do we mean by creative writing? What creative writing have you enjoyed doing? What do you learn from writing creatively?
Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_writing
Use an enticing title to get students writing creatively, e.g. ‘Betrayal’, ‘Jealousy’.
Use objects to trigger ideas: students take out some objects in their pockets or bags, and then sequence them in a particular order, telling a story about the objects which connects them.
Use a first line which students continue: ‘I opened the door and she was sitting there waiting for me…’
Use pictures or photographs to get students writing: students have to describe the picture and then imagine a story set in that particular place or connected with the picture.
Ask students to structure a story in a particular genre, e.g. horror, Western, sci-fi.
Write about an unusual happening in a very familiar place, e.g. a murder, aliens land, someone goes missing, two opposites fall in love.
Ask students to start a notebook in which they take notes about the world around them and then use those notes to shape a story or poem.