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Creative Writing Essay

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Creative Writing 101

This lesson covers the reasons for writing and the basic types of creative writing, and how to choose the best type(s) for you.
Why do you want to write?
What do you want to write?
Non-fiction (autobiography, biography, cookbooks, history, how-to, journal, travelogue etc.)
Fiction (novels, novellas and short stories etc.)
Verse (songs, blank verse, rhyming poetry, rhyming stories etc.)
Other (novelisations, spin-offs, fan-fic, scripts etc.)
Writing Exercise.
Why Do You Want to Write?
You're taking a course on creative writing, so it seems you want to write. The question is, why?
There are lots of different reasons for wanting to write. Here are just ...view middle of the document...

This course is an Introduction to Creative Writing. It is intended to help you to become a better and more confident writer. It may also help you on your way to becoming a professional, and so you will find some pointers which have more to do with saleability than creativity. However, the main thrust will be towards developing skill and confidence.
Apart from the possibility of sales, what are the advantages of creative writing as a pastime?
1. There is always satisfaction in learning to do something well.
2. There is enormous pleasure in planning, producing and polishing a project.
3. Creative writing is a pastime open to a wide variety of people. You need not be especially fit, rich, goodlooking or unusual.
4. Creative writing can be practised in quiet moments with a minimum of equipment. A powerful computer and printer is very useful, but you can still be a writer if you have access to a pencil, pens and paper.
5. You can write at home, if you like, or during the lunch-hour at work.
6. You can preserve characters, memories or ideas for yourself and others.
7. Creative writing can be used to pass on knowledge.
8. Writing is power. You create your own world, or your own version of the existing one, and in that...

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