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Posted 8/6/16 , edited 8/6/16
Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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I feel like any one can write creatively if they practice a lot and of course read a lot. The world is full of storytellers just waiting to share their story. But sadly that is not the case for some people. So is creative writing really that hard to do?

I'm a writer but I'm just okay yet I could be better. Writing is hard but it is very much enjoyable. Tell me what yo think about it.

Enjoy!!!
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Posted 8/6/16
Maybe it's because I read all the time (fiction/nonfiction), and watch so many movies/anime series that I don't have a problem with it, but creativity comes naturally to me.
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I have absolutely no creativity so it's pretty hard.
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Writing is easy. Being creative and writing about something worth while is not.
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Hail_King_Kakao wrote:

I have absolutely no creativity so it's pretty hard.


You have a story just waiting to be told.
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Ocale wrote:

Writing is easy. Being creative and writing about something worth while is not.


Can you be creative?
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Can you be creative?


I don't know if the ideas in my head are creative and unique or just rehashes of other ideas I've absorbed from elsewhere. I would say probably not.
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I'm a very creative man. One of my best and most useful traits.
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Ocale wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Can you be creative?


I don't know if the ideas in my head are creative and unique or just rehashes of other ideas I've absorbed from elsewhere. I would say probably not.


Oh.
Posted 8/6/16
I feel most creative when I'm bored or put under pressure
Posted 8/6/16
Ok, so I googled "creative writing", and I ended up reading about it in three different languages, because no matter how much I read about it, I did not feel like anyone could explain to me what "creative writing" was. And, in retrospect, I'm thinking it might have something to do with the fact that they only described it by what it wasn't.

"What is creative writing?"
"Well, it's not poetry."
"Yeah, I thought as much. I'm also guessing that creative writing is not ice cream, correct?"
"Correct."
"Then, what is it?"
"It's not lyrics."
"Yeah, but I need you to tell me what it is, not what it isn't."
"Well, it's not a table."
"And, probably not a chair."
"You're on to something!"
"Am I now? Am I, really?"

If creative writing is difficult, then could it be because it's not properly defined, by any chance?
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Posted 8/7/16
you know whats even harder to do?......Animation.... That is crazy hard to do. try taking an animation class and see how you feel by the end.
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One time in my creative writting class I wrote a story about a pie that fought against robots...I got a 100 on it
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I sometimes find anime is inspiring for writing and sometimes it's counterintuitive.

As a writer, I practise occasionally (read: once every few months) and I used to be an avid reader of books, but now I'm an avid reader of the interwebs. Basically, I write when my will to write is the strongest (which tends to be when routines have settled in and everything's going at least fairly well in my life).
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Coming up with ideas and worlds and crazy concepts is nearly effortless for me as it's how I've always spent my freetime since I was a young child. (Watching anime has only opened my mind to the possibilities of over-the-top worlds and ideas). But developing a coherent story to go with those ideas and settings and characters is pretty darn hard. Creating a fictional world and backstory is easy, but advancing it and coming up with logical places for it to go is difficult. Anyone else like this?

(Also, writing down out all the glorious sakuga-y battles one creates in their head and adequately describing them is much harder than it should be ;P )
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