As you know, style plays a critical role in your creative writing efforts. For a beginner, it is important to experiment with different writing styles to find out which style suits him or her best. So, here’s a simple creative writing exercise that you can use to familiarise yourself with different styles of writing.
Write a short story (1000 words or less) on the universal “boy meets girl” theme in three different styles:
- Classic style: An example of this style of writing is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
- Contemporary style: Meg Cabot’s Every Boy’s Got One is a good example of this writing style.
- Romantic mystery style: Although almost a classic, The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie is one of the best examples of this style.
The idea behind this creative writing exercise is not to copy styles of others but to get acquainted with different writing styles. Hope you see this creative writing exercise in this light only!