Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Creative Writing as a Hobby

While looking for more hobbies than already listed at Hobby Shobbys, I came across Crative Writing as a hobby. 

So what is creative writing then and what separates it from journalism, blogging and other technical forms of literature? Creative writing concentrates on narrative craft, character development and the use of literary tropes. Today's bloggers largely fall into this category if confining to the definition of creative writing as concentrating on character development and literary tropes.

Well as per Wikipedia:

"Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development."
"Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and play writing—are taught seperarely, but fit under the creative writing category as well."
So those who write fiction and non-fictional writings fit well in the sphere of being creative and innovative. Rightly so, creative writing hinges on innovation - creative writers, innovate characters, though based on their experiences from the real life, and create stories that is actuall about us and people around us.

We shall talk more about creative writing in days to come - however in the meantime why not innovate and create?


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