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Creative Writing Concepts

Creative writing focuses on creating a narrative, developing charactes, and the use of figures of speech known as “literary tropes.” This style of writing primarily includes original plays, songs, stories and poems.

Paul Witty and Lou LaBrant’s Teaching the People’s Language to define creative writing as any type of writing any writing that

  • Keeps a record of significant experience
  • Shares an experience with an interested group
  • Provides individual expression[1]

Creative writing helps students organize their thoughts and communicate those thoughts and feelings. In addition it teaches students proper sentence structure, word use and definitions, how to develop a compelling story, critical analysis, creative problem-solving, etc.

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"When I examine myself and my method of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing knowledge."
(Albert Einstein)