What is creative writing?

creative writing definition
                                                                                                                                                   Defining creative writing can be an art in itself. If you go searching online for a definition you can find many. One thing that is consistent though is that it is about making up things. At Study.com they have a definition similar to many, but they still call it an art.





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.

Or do you just love creative writing and don’t concern yourself with definitions?creative writing definition

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.

2 thoughts on “What is creative writing?

  1. Hello.
    What a great view point of creative writing. I thought at first I was surprised that there were so many different definitions. But now that I think about creative writing how can you honestly put into one single definition. It seems to be different for each person. Thank you so much for your insight on this subject.

    1. Thankyou Melissa. Yes, creative writing is hard to nail down to a simple definition. It’s one of the many things I love about it. As you create a new story you may be redefining the process.

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