The first writers on Earth were not actually writing – they were drawing pictures of the daily life. That was long before the actual writing started. Those days one did not have to be creative to “write” – a piece of chalk and a cave wall was more than enough. Luckily, we have evolved, and despite they write, the present Homo sapiens also try to deliver a unique, one-of-a-kind written message to the world. Believe it or not, creativity is very hard to achieve, and now you will find out why and what do with it.
It seems like all the imaginable and unimaginable issues have been already discussed, described and published. So contributing a breath of fresh air to the endless stream of mass media looks impossible. Not only professional writers and journalists face the problem with being creative and original, but the students as well. Writing an essay, a term paper or a research paper can sometimes be compared to childbirth – with sweat and blood, a painful process that drives you crazy. That is why more and more students avoid all these troubles and turn to professional writing services for help. It is a great idea, though it will never make one original. Don’t be desperate – there are a few ways to keep your creativeness up.
First of all – cheer up, buddy! It’s a simple psychological factor – the more negative thoughts you have in your head, the less creative and productive you are. Just smile, take your laptop/sheet of paper/notebook and start writing. Some instructors are likely to give you a topic. It makes your task much easier, as at least you know what to write about. But if you picked up a creative writing course – forget about it, most of the times you will be the one to come up with an interesting point to dwell on. At the stage of choosing the headline for your essay, the Internet or any published media can be of a great help. Try searching for the information you are interested in, what fascinates you most. This will keep up and feed your motivation, which is a vital thing for creativeness. Once you sifted through all the materials you found and came up with a topic you want to write on, you are ready to move further.
Concentrate on your topic and write down your ideas – simply put your thoughts on the paper (thoughts like “I wanna eat” or “It was a great party last night” do not count!). Avoid going off-topic. Please note that in order to write something worthy and interesting, you are supposed and advised to spend at least 2-3 days on the writing process. Here I explain why: after you reviewed the articles on your chosen topic, your brain is overwhelmed with information, and to dot one’s is and cross one’s ts you need some rest.
It’s better to make a research in the evening and start writing in the morning, with all the material in your hands. Fresh and creative ideas will fill your imagination for sure!
If the very first stage has caused you troubles, you can use the following top 5 essay topics:
- Can love be associated with pain?
- Role models in your life
- Smoking – a bad habit or a disease?
- How to fight a depression?
- Pros and cons of having a pet
I would like to sum up with a famous quote from Steve Jobs: “Stay hungry, stay foolish”. This phrase is the key to creativity. Dear reader, strive for knowledge, education and explore the world – nothing else will make you truly original.