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Creative Writing by Casey Clabough

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CHAPTER2

Compelling Craft

In This Chapter

  • Utilizing your senses
  • The danger of unfocused writing
  • The peril of summarizing too much
  • The importance of determining

Creative writing is the art of using words. That statement might seem simple, but it’s actually a truth so profound, many writers never get down to it. And it’s so subtle, many other writers who think they see it never, in fact, really comprehend it.

As an author, your business is with words. The practitioners of other arts, such as music and painting, deal with ideas and emotions, but only creative writers have to deal with them purely by means of words. Words are your raw material—your ...

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