Creative Writing vs Informative

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    • #3016


      When I was young and started writing, it was all creative writing, but now that I’m older I feel like I don’t have any writing ideas that come even close to being fiction. At the same time, I kind of like it that way, because I’ve lost my interest in fiction even in my leisurely reading.

      How do you guys feel about creative writing blogs?

    • #3410


      Are you talking about blogs that provide information for writers, or blogs that have actual stories, book chapters, etc. on them?

      I find some of the informational blogs really helpful at times. They give some good writing tips and are useful for finding markets.

      I still love reading fiction (and I write a little of it too).

      • #5126


        I like to mix it up…

        I’ve seen more truth in fiction and more fiction in the news.

    • #5142


      I enjoy writing non-fiction. My writing is about life and current events, consider it like an ongoing commentary; similar to when you watch a DVD and there is the director’s commentary feature.

    • #5247


      I too tend to write more informative than creative. In fact, it’s been my biggest niche for a while now. I do sometimes miss the creative writing! I still get some pleasure of more creative writing topics, but it has been a while.

    • #5312


      It would seem to me that if you are no longer interested in writing creatively and yet still have the desire to write…then write. As far as I know there are no laws and regulations stating that you once you write one way you can only write that way. I began as a poet; I still consider myself one. Now, I have written two novels which one is published, along with a short story book which is a counterpart to the mentioned published novel. Once I am done with the editing I will attempt to get back to and complete a third novel. I’ll admit that my novels are of a very adult/erotic nature. I’m just trying to say, if I wanted to write a horror book I could; or say, true stories of some of the things I have experienced as a paranormal investigator, I could do that too. Simply put, write what you want and don’t let labels stop you.

    • #6855


      I tend to definitely go more creative or conversational. I write what I think, I enjoy imagery and I know that often I can really make others picture what I’m seeing in my mind with just the words I write.

    • #7244

      Amalthea Hustles

      I actually just graduated with a degree in creative writing, so I do feel pretty competent as a creative writer, and that is my dream. However, I write more non-fiction in the form of my blogs, and always have, because I blog more than fictionalize. I take my emotions and turn them into fiction and poetry, now and then.

      I’ve worked on some technical writing and article writing as well.

    • #9155


      I mostly write information. No creative writing for me.

    • #22613


      I’ve always wanted to try my hand at creative writing. Sounds like it could be fun.

    • #26085

      Grecy Garcia

      I feel the same way. I have the creativeness before but now, since doing blog and sharing my personal stories, I cannot be creative.

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