The power of the written word
01 Sep 21
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Categories: English and Creative Writing, Postgraduate
From being consumed in the world of social media to a lack of encouragement the written word, many people feel that the art of creative writing is lost. We discuss this in more depth below.
What is Creative Writing?
Before we look at any potential crisis in creative writing, we should understand what creative writing is and what makes a good piece of creative writing? Creative writing is a type of writing, typically poetry or fiction, whereby invention or imagination are displayed. A good piece of creative writing is one whereby the creator lets their imagination run wild but does so in a way that people are able to go on the journey with the author. It is about honing those thoughts and presenting them in an exciting manner that your audience is able to comprehend. While creativity may be something you are born with, it takes a lot of hard work and discipline to perfect your writing skills.
Is Creative Writing a Lost Art?
A lot of people worry that creative writing is becoming a lost art. While writing is deemed an art, some people would argue that this is only the case in the name. Many courses that claim to teach writing do not focus on creativity or expression, concentrating instead on the technical side of writing. This is especially the case when it comes to the school curriculum, which most people would argue is actually the most important time for children to let their imagination flourish.
To be a competent writer, you must be an artist. After all, a writer creates worlds whereby people enter with one idea, and then they leave with a multitude of them. Words have immense power, and we need to make sure that students appreciate this at all ages. Words have the ability to inspire drive and vision. If somebody walks away from a piece of text feeling different, they can be inspired to make a change, and this in itself is an amazing thing.
A lot of experts are calling for the way creative writing is being taught to be changed. It is time to reinforce the true power of words and to allow students to really use their imagination so that their creativity is allowed to thrive, rather than being stifled.
Studying a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Bolton
If you are excited by creative writing and you want to explore this skill, we can help you to do so at the University of Bolton with a postgraduate Masters in English and Creative Writing.
In The Guardian University Guide of 2020, our English and Creative Writing department was placed second in the United Kingdom, so you can be sure that you will not be disappointed with the standard of our educational provision. You can find out more about the different English and Creative Writing courses we provide for a better understanding of which course could be right for you.
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