Every writer writes to meet the need of a target audience, such as this piece was written to address writers. For this reason, it is not enough to be known as a writer but to be regarded as a creative writer. The truth be told; there are many writers, storytellers, poets, copywriters out there and you can only distinguish yourself by creativity.

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Creativity is the market demand at the moment. Readers are so interested in creativity. No one wants to settle for any piece that doesn’t appeal to them. If the first five pages of your novel, the first five lines of your poetry, the first five sentences of your spoken words doesn’t charm your readers, they will close it and might never return to it again and it even get worse when you, as an author, is blacklisted by any reader.
To enhance your writing career, you will need to consider making use of all these “creative effects” in your next writings –

SIMILES: Similes are also known as images. Just as I did at the beginning, similes are used to relate words with another for better understanding. We all know how feeble a child could be. So when I said, writing is as feeble as a child you were quick to get the mental picture of what I meant. Similes are picture painters. They help your readers understand your work as you relate your words with common features in their daily life. Similes such as – as light as a feather, as silly as a sheep, as busy as an ant, as slow as a snail – are common similes that relates your piece to the reader’s environment.

PROVERBS AND QUOTES: Proverbs and quotes are short but precise words. Proverbs and quotes keeps your readers thinking and wondering. If every chapter of your book begin with either of the two, your readers will be committed to the book from the beginning to the very end, reading patiently until they understand all that was illustrated in the proverb and quote. Indeed, every proverb or quote used in your work must tally with the intention of the chapter in which it was used. Proverbs like – ‘waste not, wait not’, ‘when there’s a will there’s a way’, ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained – are good captions to capture the heart of a reader to read through from beginning to end.

IDIOMATIC EXPRESSION: I love this so much and I’m sure readers do as well. For four years now, I have been observing keen book readers and the book they own and have observed that they underline more of new words, expressions, and creative sentences. Idiomatic expressions obviously fit into all these. Unfortunate for writers who do not embrace this technique, readers who seek after new phrases and word experience don’t go for such writer/author. Idiomatic expression cuts long story short in some situation, while otherwise, it makes a short story become lengthy in a bit to beautify the mental pictures of the reader. For instance, idiomatic expressions such as – “armed to the teeth” meaning completely armed, “high and dry” meaning alone and helpless, “in cold blood” meaning purposely and without feelings, “a close shave” meaning a narrow escape – will go a long way to beautify a crime story.


“I will be glad if you truly have learn anything from this. And I will be grateful if you willingly share your thoughts on this via comments. I will be happy to see you make use of the above “creative effects” in your next write up and have the link posted to the comment so that we can all go therein to read and like your work.”

– Eshameh Victor. I