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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.


Explain your opinion in great detail.


Bonus Questions:

1) Do you do creative writing at times?

2) Is creative writing important to you or not?

3) What are your opinions/views on writing prompts and picture prompts?

Enjoy!!!
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Only writing I do is when my class assignments require me to work >.>
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descloud wrote:

Only writing I do is when my class assignments require me to work >.>


Oh okay.
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I love creative writing. It was my major and I don't regret it so far. I did poetry. I'm alright with most types of writing, though. But I think that's just because I read a lot and write a lot. Getting a major in it doesn't make you good at it. It just means you passed the classes and have more knowledge on the subject than the average layman. There are many types of writing. Technical writing, legal writing, essay writing, journalism, poetry, storywriting, playwriting, etc. You need some creativity for everything and, although it's all in the same language, things like legal writing and scientific research writing feel very different and demand different skills.

Creative writing is probably the most useful one for charming people to take your side. I use a bit of it almost every day, although I should get back into writing poetry. I haven't written anything worth mentioning in nearly a year. I do post on forums quite a bit, especially when I'm bored at work. My posts are usually edited and I consider posting online to be an exercise of writing skill sometimes.



1) Do you do creative writing at times?
Yes. Poetry, usually. Or I just write little interesting snippets that come to mind and sometimes go back later to build poems from those "seed" lines. I keep them all on a word document.

2) Is creative writing important to you or not?
Well, yes. Non-creative writing tends to be dry and boring. Well, writing that doesn't allow for as much freedom of expression tends to be dry and boring. Like technical and legal writing. I want my life to not be dry and boring so I like to read things that aren't dry and boring.

3) What are your opinions/views on writing prompts and picture prompts?
Picture prompts are nice but not for beginners. I think beginners need written prompts. Prompts that are not too broad. Believe it or not, having too much freedom when you're starting out can occasionally make it hard to write anything. You don't know where to begin.
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I used to love creative writing and writing stories. I didn't do it all that often but when I did I had fun, and in school my work was often highly praised. However, one day I just stopped. There was no rhyme or reason to why I felt the way I felt; I had just started to write my first story, my first book of proper length, and I just stopped. I felt no motivation, no need to write anymore; there were no ideas and I had no drive, nor have I had any since. Now that's a tad dangerous when becoming an author is what you've been banking on throughout your whole childhood, but life goes on. That being said I do still write, it's just that they're songs instead of stories, which in a way can be stories themselves, I guess, but not in the traditional sense.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

I love creative writing. It was my major and I don't regret it so far. I did poetry. I'm alright with most types of writing, though. But I think that's just because I read a lot and write a lot. Getting a major in it doesn't make you good at it. It just means you passed the classes and have more knowledge on the subject than the average layman. There are many types of writing. Technical writing, legal writing, essay writing, journalism, poetry, storywriting, playwriting, etc. You need some creativity for everything and, although it's all in the same language, things like legal writing and scientific research writing feel very different and demand different skills.

Creative writing is probably the most useful one for charming people to take your side. I use a bit of it almost every day, although I should get back into writing poetry. I haven't written anything worth mentioning in nearly a year. I do post on forums quite a bit, especially when I'm bored at work. My posts are usually edited and I consider posting online to be an exercise of writing skill sometimes.



1) Do you do creative writing at times?
Yes. Poetry, usually. Or I just write little interesting snippets that come to mind and sometimes go back later to build poems from those "seed" lines. I keep them all on a word document.

2) Is creative writing important to you or not?
Well, yes. Non-creative writing tends to be dry and boring. Well, writing that doesn't allow for as much freedom of expression tends to be dry and boring. Like technical and legal writing. I want my life to not be dry and boring so I like to read things that aren't dry and boring.

3) What are your opinions/views on writing prompts and picture prompts?
Picture prompts are nice but not for beginners. I think beginners need written prompts. Prompts that are not too broad. Believe it or not, having too much freedom when you're starting out can occasionally make it hard to write anything. You don't know where to begin.



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Lol nerds.
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Lol nerds.


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don't worry I'm just jealous due to my lack of creativity :C
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I used to creatively write but I stopped. I'm very self aware and a lot of my work sounds awful to me. If it sounds bad to me then it will sound bad to others.
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I would be lost without the glorious art of fanfiction, both reading and writing. Also a great place to channel the overactive imagination.
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nerder wrote:

I used to creatively write but I stopped. I'm very self aware and a lot of my work sounds awful to me. If it sounds bad to me then it will sound bad to others.


But, but you don't know that.
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I love writing! I've written several novels over the years, and self-published them all!

I'm actually writing erotica novels right now, and even have three that will be published next month. Each novel is over 20,000+ words in length, and they have hand-drawn book covers. Someday I'm going to get my mainstream novels published, but for now, this is it.
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I love writing! I've written several novels over the years, and self-published them all!

I'm actually writing erotica novels right now, and even have three that will be published next month. Each novel is over 20,000+ words in length, and they have hand-drawn book covers. Someday I'm going to get my mainstream novels published, but for now, this is it.


Awesomeness.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


nerder wrote:

I used to creatively write but I stopped. I'm very self aware and a lot of my work sounds awful to me. If it sounds bad to me then it will sound bad to others.


But, but you don't know that.


Take my word for it.
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