At writeawriting.com they define it as “A form of writing that expresses writer’s feelings, emotions, experiences, ideas, or thoughts at a conscious or subconscious level.” http://www.writeawriting.com/creative/definition-creative-writing/
An idea, person, object, or event that didn’t exist before you thought of it. It doesn’t have to be unique. It can be almost the same as many other things, or events, or stories and still be unique because you thought of it and you are the one telling the story.
If you look at the Mona Lisa painting and decide to make one of your own like it. How likely is it that yours will be the same as Leonardo Da Vinci’s?
If you give that painting your all I think it is still a work of art. Give your story the same effort. Let your soul pour out on the paper. If you do so, even your story about the red-haired girl that got away can become be a classic.
Do you think of yourself as a creative writer?
Do you still develop character? Do you outline a plot first? Do you describe a detailed world for your story? Is there a genre to the story or book? Do you let dialogue move your story? Or do you tell it as the narrator?
“Conrad Hall said: “My first semester, I got a D in creative writing.”
On a closing note, I thought it would be a good idea to mention writer’s block as they call it and show you a place to read about some interesting ways to overcome it through blogging. This site is all about blogging for a living so they have many ideas about ending creative blocks. There are several other posts there about writer’s block and the writing process. Take a look around. Say hi when you do. I’m on most of the time.
I have a little bit more information about the site with the articles designed to help with creative writing and writer’s block here.