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    What is Creative Writing?

    I believe ALL writing is creative. Journalism is a different form of writing in that it merely reports the facts of a particular event.

    However, I believe even journalism can fall under the banner of creative writing; because it still utilises one's imagination in HOW you choose to report an event and the style you choose to write in. Journalism is meant to be completely objective, yet often the biases of reporters come through in their writing. It is very hard to avoid that.

    To be a published writer is one of the most rewarding occupations and pastimes - both financially and creatively.

    I find it a very satisfying and enjoyable activity.

    I can't teach people how to write, let alone how to be a writer.

    I don't have all the answers.

    Firstly (and most importantly)...

    There are no ABC's in writing - there is no set formula, which guarantees success. Everyone is a unique individual with their own gifts: their experiences, perspectives and highly individual style of writing. I believe having the ability to put words down on paper is only the beginning to writing.

    There is a great deal more to be learned on the techniques, which I've developed over the years. We all have our own particular style of writing.

    There is a great deal more to be learned on the techniques, which I've developed over the years. We all have our own particular style of writing.

    I believe that writing courses and workshops (such as offered by the polytechnics here in New Zealand) can improve your writing - as long as the basic talent, your gift is there. Online courses through the Internet can be great educational tools (at a greatly reduced cost). Well I have to say that, don't I?

    All writing courses can help develop your skills by enhancing your creative powers, if you have the DESIRE to learn and grow...but, I believe, having FUN whilst learning is most important of all.

    Happy writing!

    Copyright © Craig Lock

    Craig Lock is the author of numerous books (fiction and non-fiction). He developed the first online creative writing course, which has become extremely successful, as well as other online courses.

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