6 Ways to Improve Your Creative Writing

• Spunk up your writing: Replace overused verbs
• Give your writing class with appropriate diction 
• Eschew cliches like a toxic waste dump
• Avoid starting sentences with ‘it’
• Improve writing’s texture by avoiding repetition
• Give your story oomph! with narrative drive
• BONUS: “I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” – Elmore Leonard