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Creative Writing

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Mitch Doxsee

on 3 October 2016

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Creative Writing



Creative writing is most popularly understood to be writing that comes from the imagination, writing that is ‘not true‘. Creative writing is the very fine art of making things up, in the most attractive, apt and convincing way possible. It’s the telling of lies in order to reveal illuminating and dark truths about the world and our place in it.


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Creative Writing Includes:
Novels
Novellas
Short Stories
Poetry
Comics
Play Scripts
Movie Scripts
TV Scripts
Song Lyrics
And Even Comics

Without Creative Writing
We wouldn't have this.
Or this
Or any of these:
However, sometimes creative writing gives us this:
or worse yet. This...
You just have to take the good with the bad.
What is it?
So how do you write creatively?

Well, honestly some people have it and some don't!
However, the one's that don't CAN get better!
And the one that do NEED to get better.
The first thing you need to decide is what you are going to write!
Good news for you.

I decided what you are doing. You're doing a short story.
Does this face
look like I'm kidding?
So where do I start?
Really
you're asking from where do you get ideas.
Personal Experiences
Newspapers
News
Real life events of family, friends, strangers.
Other stories.
Overhearing a conversation.


Don't be afraid of being unoriginal. We are all inspired by something.




King Solomon said there is nothing new under the sun.
This was inspired by
This
This was inspired by this...
These
Now let's try a creative writing exercise
Again, I'm not kidding.
Get out a pencil and one sheet of paper per group.
Mitch Doxsee
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