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Post Reply Is creative writing really that hard to do?
Posted 2/27/17
Yes. I find it challenging.
Posted 3/5/17
I've discovered when you're exposed to more media it is harder because you subconsciously take ideas from other places.
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Posted 3/8/17
It depends on the story being written but mostly yes.
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Posted 3/8/17

qualeshia3 wrote:

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!!!



It's both hard and easy at the same time. I'm actually heading to uni in September to do English and Creative Writing. For the, um... second time... the first time shall not be mentioned. ERASE it from history!

Anyway, if you're dedicated, that's all that matters. Writers, we go through absolutely beautiful times when the ideas and emotions never stop flowing, and we go through terrible times where the mind is nothing but a black hole in the midst of endless space.

There's no easy way, or hard way. There's no correct method, and no incorrect one. It's a very personal, and intimate thing.

Without seeming... arrogant, I thinking writing (and the practice of it) is a very hard thing to understand for those who don't actively do it. I suppose, just in the same regard as me not understanding quantum physics... well, alright, it's a little different, but you get the idea.

And, as writers we're all just 'okay.' - or we consider ourselves to be. The road of improvement - and needing to improve - is an endless one.

I wish you all the luck with your writing endevours! To unknown worlds!
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Posted 3/20/17
Creative writing is really difficult for me. I remember hating creative writing class in school and it was the only elective that I really regretted taking.

Nevertheless, I do have stories and ideas floating around in my head, so recently I tried tackling one of my favorite genres (erotic fiction). After rereading it about two weeks after I wrote it, I concluded that my writing is really bland and when I use similes/metaphors, they sound really lame/cliche. However, dialogue seems to be my strong suit.

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Posted 6/20/17
it is hard
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Posted 6/20/17
anything that requires effort can be difficult. but you can fix that with focus and practice.

frankly i go by stephen king's model, just show up and do work. meaning writers write, so write. so many ppl get burdened down with details and spend more time thinking, organizing, and preparing than actually writing. you just need to sit down and start writing. even if its bad. really 90% of your writing time will be in editing anyways. so vomit everything on the page till you feel your done. then rewirte and edit all that garbage into something beautiful.
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Posted 6/21/17
Let's put it like this
I think in numbers, patterns and relationships. Sometimes turning that into words can be hard.
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Posted 6/21/17

No, I could come up with some shit on the stop trust me.
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Posted 6/29/17
Yes, it's hard for me.
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Posted 7/11/17
Everyone is different. Some people find creative writing very difficult, some find it easy. I enjoyed creative writing, my husband preferred Math.
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Posted 7/11/17
I guess it depends on how I'm feeling. Sometimes something amazing could spontaneously manifest in my mind other times not so much.
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Posted 8/7/17
I believe so!
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Posted 8/7/17 , edited 8/7/17

ViciousAnime wrote:

anything that requires effort can be difficult. but you can fix that with focus and practice.

frankly i go by stephen king's model, just show up and do work. meaning writers write, so write. so many ppl get burdened down with details and spend more time thinking, organizing, and preparing than actually writing. you just need to sit down and start writing. even if its bad. really 90% of your writing time will be in editing anyways. so vomit everything on the page till you feel your done. then rewirte and edit all that garbage into something beautiful.


This. Writing isn't about coming up with weird settings and characters and over the top story lines. It's about getting words onto the page. You can have all the great ideas in the world, but if you can't translate that into the hard work it takes to put those ideas on paper you're never going to improve your writing skills. Even if your writing is terrible, it will get better over time if you keep doing it.

Remember you can always revise bad writing and make it better. There's nothing you can do with a blank page.


lucythefangirl5689 wrote:I've discovered when you're exposed to more media it is harder because you subconsciously take ideas from other places.


Actually, it's the opposite. You're going to subconsciously take ideas from other places no matter what you do. It's the nature of the beast. Humans have been telling stories for tens of thousands of years and there are only so many different possible stories to tell. So in essence, every story has already been told. Being creative and original is more about finding new ways to tell old stories than telling an entirely new story. So in that sense, it's best to expose yourself to as many different genres and mediums as possible so you can take from as many different places as possible to help you tell your story in new and exciting ways.
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Posted 8/7/17
creative writing always came naturally to me, been writing since I was six, I can either go with my own topic or do something that someone asks me to. granted I have learned to make my stuff better and I even venture into my old stuff with the new knowledge, so I'm going with no on this one.
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