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By Cara Forbes<\/a><\/b><\/h3>\r\n

(English Language and Literature tutor at\u00a0The Edge Learning Center<\/a>)<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

\"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.\u201d<\/strong>\r\n-Albus Dumbledore<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\"Albus<\/a>\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re following the MYP<\/a>\/IGCSE<\/a> program in Hong Kong, at some point you\u2019ll have come across descriptive and narrative writing. Often, it seems that the English programs deal mainly with developing critical and personal approaches to English as well as concentrating on analyzing literary and non-literary texts. Students get so used to analyzing the works of others that, when it comes to writing their own, they freeze.\r\n\r\nStudents read books, poetry, and feature articles of respected authors, they know ambitious adjectives, they know what works, so why do they still freeze? Well, I think it\u2019s because they\u2019re trying too hard to stand out, and standing out is hard.\r\n\r\nMany students fall into the same traps. Standing out is hard because it takes a little extra time and extra thought to create something original.\r\n

Read\u00a0Cara's blog on \"The Importance of Reading Around a Subject<\/em>.\"<\/strong><\/a><\/h4>\r\nWhether it\u2019s an internal monologue, narrating an event, or describing an image, your aim is to entertain and interest your reader. So how do you do this effectively, efficiently, and with flair\u2026\r\n
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    The importance of a question<\/em><\/h3>\r\n<\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\nWell firstly, creative writing is a distinct discipline. It is important to understand the question that will affect your entire task. You must identify and address the point that\u2019s being challenged and pivot your ideas around it.\r\n
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      The importance of planning<\/em><\/h3>\r\n<\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n