Creative writing is anything where the purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than to simply conveying information. Writing of any sort is hard, but a rewarding work. You’ll gain a huge amount of satisfaction from a finished piece. Being creative can also be difficult and challenging at times, but immensely fun.
Creative writing has many forms or categories. Some of these are poetry, essay and short story. There is a great difference between simple writing and creative writing. We can say that all educated people have technical skills in writing. However, this ability is not enough for someone to be counted in the range of creative writers. If one wants to be a creative writer, he or she must have a colorful imagination. He or she must have the ability to see the world from a different perspective.
Creative writing needs passion, determination, self-discipline and hard work. Knowledge will not be a great factor. A great publication is in the market to help aspiring writers to excel in the field. The publication I’m talking about is Poets and Writers Magazine.
By the name itself, you should already know to whom this publication is best for. Poets & Writers is a publication dedicated to issues of interest to both amateur and professional writers. Every issue features an in-depth interview with a writer, articles on subjects such as copyright law, writer’s conferences, and book promotion, a list of grant/award/contest deadlines and winners, and the ever popular classifieds where writers can find listings for anthologies and calls for manuscripts. Even the ads scattered throughout are informative.
It contains tips, techniques and information that a creative writer needs to know. By the writers, for the writers as they say and we all know that sharing ideas with people in the same field teaches us a lot.