CHAPTER1

Reading and Writing

In This Chapter

  • You write from your life
  • Everything you write is made up
  • Learning from reading
  • The “doing” of writing
  • Retaining ideas with journals
  • The benefits of habitual journaling

Creative writing is an art, and a living one at that. Language constantly is changing, and creative writers are participants in that change, whether we realize it or not, by virtue of what we write. Creative writing, therefore, can serve as a means of improvement, both for yourself and your culture.

In this chapter, you learn about the fundamental nature of creative writing and reading, what they can teach you, and how best to begin ...

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