Funny name creative writing. What writing isn’t creative. I have been writing creatively for two years and have decided to take my creativity to the next step by doing a degree in Creative Writing. So for three years I shall immerse myself in the world of creative writing. Have I said that word creative enough yet ?
As with all things once you scratch beneath the surface you realise that the simple story that you just read, the one that made you think I could do that, took considerable effort and lots of thinking to make it appear simple. Today I submitted my simple short story to be ripped apart by my creative bretheren. Were they kind to me ? You bet. It was not too bad in the end.
They talked of the things they liked, then discussed the things they didn’t like. I asked their advice on what they thought about character and plot and they gave me some good ideas. I went away thinking deeper about my story and went back and started to rewrite.