Definition of creative writing

I can tell you the definition of creative writing, but it’s going to hurt. If you want to settle for the book definition, I’ll tell you where to stop. Creative writing is considered to be any writing, fiction or non-fiction that goes outside the definition of creative writing of normal professional, journalistic, academic, and technical forms of literature. Works which fall into this category include most novels and epics, as well as many short stories and poems.

Writing for the screen and stage, screenwriting and playwriting respectively, typically have their own programs of study, but fit under the creative writing category as well. Alright, if you have gotten what you came for, feel free to exit stage right. If you are interested in getting the definition with balls, continue on. What is creative writing to me? Creative writing is writing from the heart.

I must have improved my capacity for creative writing throughout my four years there. It was my most ambitious work of my entire college career and it was out of my system by my freshman year. I got self-conscious about how creative writing was supposed to be. It was all downhill from there. Consciously or unconsciously, my stories began to resemble the other students’ in the class. The stories had lost their uniqueness.