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    Creative writing - Tools/Schools/Guides?

    Hello,
    I want to write/translate my poetry and short stories in English. Can you recommend me some guides, tutorials, courses on the matter? Or some tools that can help me improve my writing? I'm aware that English in creative writing is different from common English in sense of metaphors, idioms and sometimes even the structure of the sentences/lines...
    Are there any particular rules, how-tos, how-not-tos?...
    I know that there are creative writing courses but even online, I can't afford them.
    What do you say I should do?
    Thank you!

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    Re: Creative writing - Tools/Schools/Guides?

    Hello cameronb, and welcome to the forum.

    If they're not too long, try posting them (one at a time) to the forum. We'll do our best to help.

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    Re: Creative writing - Tools/Schools/Guides?

    Remember to post poems in the relevant section. Short stories can go in the main Editing and Writing Topics section.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Creative writing - Tools/Schools/Guides?

    Thank you for the tips!

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    Re: Creative writing - Tools/Schools/Guides?

    And always remember that the best way to learn to write is to read. The more English you read, the better your English writing will be.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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