Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Creative Writing

Creative writing is our passion. It is the reason this website and many other websites like it, exists. Creative writing is guided more by our need to express feelings and ideas than by restrictive demands of factual and logical progression of expository writing. It is a form of personal freedom.

Many writers strive to excel at creative writing, but the process can be a bit unnatural and challenging for some. Creative writing is an individual pursuit, and each writer must find her or his own method within the process.

Writing beautiful prose and captivating poetry is a talent. Writing effectively, however, is a skill that can be learned. Writing is composed of two main activities: creating and critiquing.

Writing excites me, and I delight in enchanting you with words which flow from my pen, more accurately, my keyboard. Writing is a rare tool that allows us to discover and to express what is within.

Writing brings us gratifying rewards whether we do it for our own satisfaction or have aspirations to achieve wealth and fame as the author of a best seller.

Creative writing is any writing where the purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than to simply convey information. It is the composition of text with the aid of the imaginative faculties. For those of us who write, creative writing is one of the most powerful tools available to explore our interior.

The past month has been an extremely busy one for me but, it has also been highly charged – creatively.
© 2009 by Leona G. Shankle


  1. good for you...you are a writer who is writing or creating-capturing some of the feelings, and thoughts that race around inside your mind and heart. Tell us what you've been writing.

  2. That's terrific, Leona. I've always loved the beauty of words. It's always a challenge to get my thoughts down efficiently.

  3. Isn't it interesting how our most challenging times can be our most creative? Interesting thought there.

  4. I second Lin's motion. I'd like to read some of your work.


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