The Importance Of Creative Writing

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INTRODUCTION ‘There is the common belief that because most of us are literate and fluent, there is no need to serve an apprenticeship if we want to become a successful wordsmith. That’s what I thought until I tried to write my first novel. I soon learned that a novel, like a piece of furniture, has its own set of requirements and laws of construction that has to be learnt. Just because I had read plenty of novels didn’t mean I could write one, any more than I could make a chair because I had at on enough of them’. -says Nigel Watts in his book Teach Yourself Writing a Novel about the block that many of us comes across while we try to come up with something creative. It is entirely different from simply conveying information and is more inclined to the expression of thoughts, feelings and emotions. Many people find writing help give a vent to their innermost feelings, which they are otherwise forced to keep bottled up within themselves. It can also be a way of creative expression as expressing creativity may be a way that helps to foster meaning in our lives. Writing often helps to flush from the deep thickets of the self some thought, feeling, comprehension, question, music, the writer didn’t know was in him, or in the world. Other forms of writing—scientific papers, political analysis and journalism—attempt to capture and comprehend something known. Whereas, creative writing is the release of something previously unknown into the visible. “You write to invite that, to make
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