I’ve never thought about the essay in terms of a ‘three act’ structure relating to like a performance! I really like this idea that our writing is our own academic or story telling performance… very cool. My favorite resource for writing at the moment is , its where you are prompted with random words and you make a similie out of it, as creative as possible! This idea of stretching our styles, and weaving some creativity even in essay resonates with me, and now I’m playing with using more similies in my essay to see how it can work!
Well as they said, “Jack of all Trades, master of none”, it is better to find what you work with best rather than play around with all the genres willy nilly, because using the genre you are best with, will allow you to convey what you want to say more easily and your focus will be on being creative rather than actually trying to figure out how to write a short story or a novel, etc. Similar to how an Artist will stick with particular mediums, Watercolour is far different to Oil paints and so the Artist will stay with they are familiar with, the best way to convey what they feel.
Editing one's own work is a crucial skill for a writer, and these creative writing tips will help. Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner once wrote that we teach ourselves
through our own mistakes. People learn only by error, he wrote. However, it's not always easy to spot errors at first. We're too close to our own writing. We love
what we write, especially directly after we write it.
Using a Checklist of Creative Writing Tips Initially, you may find creative writing tips in the form of a checklist helpful. Use the checklist and then read your work aloud to catch spots that don't "sound right." Reading into a tape recorder and playing the tape back or having someone else read the work aloud is useful because you're more likely to hear what is on the page, not what you meant to put there.