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I would, however, start writing fiction about 10 years before I actually did, because it's such great fun to do, many times more creative than nonfiction.
Writing is a combination of intangible creative fantasy and appallingly hard work.
We have always learned about life by dramatising our questions.
Unless you have tested the assumptions in your business model first, outside the building, your business plan is just creative writing.
The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity.
By writing much, one learns to write well.
As I tell my intro creative writing students, after reading someone you love, wait at least an hour before starting to write.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
The best style is the style you don't notice.
All writing is communication; creative writing is communication through revelation-it is the Self-escaping into the open.
To me there is no such thing as creative writing. It's either good writing, whatever the subject, or it's not creative.
A creative writing class may be one of the last places you can go where your life still matters.
Creative writing and literacy go hand and hand.
You have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
I got my undergrad in Creative Writing, and then I didn't get my Masters in obsession, because I figured I already had that covered.
I did not go to any creative writing workshop; I did not major in literature. If I can write, anyone can write. All it needs is imagination.
One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them.
I had never taken creative writing classes. Hadn't even considered it.
The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite.
I got out of college and I went to get my master's in creative writing at San Francisco State. I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop, being abused as a intern.
When I went to college I took a creative writing class and decided in a week to be a writer.
Creative writing programmes are not very necessary. They just exist so that people like us can make a living.
When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away.
I do not like to write - I like to have written.
Like Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake and Robert B. Parker and oh so many others, I want to die with my boots on, facedown on my keyboard if possible, in the middle of a sentence.
I never attended a creative writing class in my life. I have a horror of them.
I started writing just to have a creative outlet during the down time.
Writing is primarily a sensuous and creative expression of life.
Creative Writing was not a form of psychotherapy, in ways both sublime and ridiculuous, it clearly was, precisely that.
All the things that live within you find their place, in character and story, once you tap into that other space that is the creative writing space.
Some day some one will write a book about that frantic search of the creative worker for silence and freedom, not only from interruption but from the fear of interruption.
None of my English teachers in college were praising me or telling me I was anything special. But then in creative writing classes they were. And I enjoyed those more anyway.
The formula for creative writing in high school or college is write what you know.
A good edit process turns rocks into diamonds, and every author should love that part as much as the creative phase. I do love it. It's a different side to writing. It's like the fine-tuning.
Writing was my route to creative expression, and I needed to write about the things that interested me.
In fact, the very phrase "teaching creative writing" sounds to me oxymoronic. How can you teach someone to be creative?
Creative writing and shooting are muscles that atrophy. But when you work them, you become a self-generator who can branch out.
Poetry is something that happens in universities, in creative writing programs or in English departments.
The best and only true history we have. Everyone interested in creative writing should know this book.
In high school, I wanted to be an actress. Until I got to college and took some creative writing courses. Then I decided I wanted to become a novelist.
I was an English major in college, took a ton of creative writing courses, and was a newspaper reporter for 10 years.
I really think that if there's any one enemy to human creativity, especially creative writing, it's self-consciousness.
I've been writing short stories for twenty years now, on and off ever since I was in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University.
A piece of creative writing, like a day-dream, is a continuation of, and a substitute for, what was once the play of childhood.
I was an A student and I liked creative writing.
I believe the best creative writing lessons live in the specifics.
We have to have genius creative thoughts precisely four times a year and on exact dates. I actually write them on my calendar. I write, 'Friday, Nov. 8. Three o'clock. Have a genius creative idea.'
The best visual book I can think of is Lynda Barry's What It Is, but although I refer to it all the time it's not a creative writing book per se.
I didn't do a masters in creative writing until I was 26, which is quite old, and then I found myself in New York and I needed money, so I started working full time as an editor.
A creative writing program is only as good as its teachers, and I was fortunate in having two great writers as mentors.