Creative Writing Ideas
Over the next few weeks I plan to post some of my favorite creative writing ideas. Whether you’re a writer, a creative writing teacher, or just want to have fun, these ideas will stir your creativity!
How does God about creativity?
To discover the answer to this question, we must ask another… “Do we serve a creative God?” The answer is an undeniable “Yes!”
How creative? For a closer look, carefully examine the book of Genesis. It will knock your socks off! (We’ll talk more about this amazing book over the next few weeks.)
We are All Creatives!
While it may not seem to be the case, everyone has a creative side. Christians must come to grips with the fact that they are created in the image of God – and He is creative. Therefore, it stands to reason that we all have the capability to create within us.
What makes some people appear to be more creative than others is one thing, and one thing alone: They act on their ideas! Many Christians think creatively, and never do anything with their ideas.
Ah, but one who acts… the one who allows the Spirit of God to move across the creation… he will begin to move out into the things of God, unstoppable in his quest to conquer with words!
#1: Impacting Your World As a Writer
Lesson Idea: Time the students (5 minutes). Have them write the names of every famous author they know, from any time period.
Objective: To determine the impact of one person on the world – positive impact or negative impact
Corresponding Activity: Choose a particular author ahead of time, and discuss how that person changed their world (for better or worse). Read a story by that author.
Scripture Reference: Present your bodies a living sacrifice… (Romans 12:1b)
#2: Thinking Like a Writer
Lesson Idea: A Day in the Life of an Author Students each choose a famous author (their favorite) and try to imagine what a typical day would have been like (or is like) in that author’s life.
Objective: To study the lifestyle and habits of writers. To develop the desire to write about daily events.
Corresponding Activity: Diary entry from the POV of that author
Scripture Reference: My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long. (Psalm 35:28)
#3: Writing What I Believe
Lesson Idea: Have the students write a one – two page essay describing their personal beliefs and/or experience with the Lord. This paper should focus on their own experience, not that of their family members.
Objective: To bring the gospel message very close to home.
Corresponding Activity: Ask the student to chronicle a specific event that led them to the Lord. If the student isn’t yet a Christian, then encourage him to begin to consider the things of God in his writings.
Scripture Reference: I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. (Romans 1:16)
That’s it for now! I’ll be back in a few days with even more creative writing exercises! Until then, check out my latest recipe at my baking blog (Out of the Box Baking). It’s a Coconut Pecan Pound cake, y’all!
Have a blessed week, everyone!