Creative writing, aside from my blog, is something I sincerely wish I dabbled in more than I do. Creative writing is the shit; for me, it’s like a temporary escape as you’re able to delve into an entirely fictional world and create it as you see fit.
It’s quite similar to reading, in a lot of ways. At least, in the sense that both offer a temporary escape from reality.
I feel as though a lot of people are seriously intimidated by the concept of creative writing, but I am here to tell you that there is nothing to be fearful of. Most of us underestimate our creativity, arguably because we don’t often find ourselves in situations in which we can allow our imagination to run wild. If you were to ever actually take the opportunity to express creativity, though, you might just surprise yourself.
To demonstrate the simplicity of creative writing and to reassure anyone feeling hesitant to give it a try, I thought I would propose a creative writing exercise to get you started, if you will. The beauty of creative writing is that there really isn’t a right or wrong way to do it – it’s whatever you want it to be, and that’s all there is to it.
Say, for example, you are given the following prompt and are told to write a creative piece using it.
“The sun blinded me as it came over the hill.”
There are so many different directions you could take this prompt in. You could interpret it as being the start of someone’s day, considering most of us associate the rising sun with the beginning of a new day. Or, on the other hand, you could perceive this prompt to be a little more sinister – maybe the sun is so blinding because it is a vampire looking at it.
Do you get my point?