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“Good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn’t to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up.” ~Stephen King Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage, known as screenwriting is often taught separately and it fits under the creative writing category. Creative writing is an inborn talent which requires the knack, imagination and the gift to convert memories and thoughts into words that becomes a reader’s delight. However, these gifts alone are simply not enough to make a good writer. Writing skills and techniques are needed to fine-tune this talent. With the various creative writing institutions, young Indians today have great opportunities to carve a niche for themselves in the world of authors, poets and playwrights. Creative writing is nothing but writing in the way other than professional and technical writing and it attracts audience and readers. Creative Writing includes various types such as: Poetry Plays Personal essays Memoirs Speeches Movie and television scripts Fiction (novels, novellas, and short stories) Songs The British Council located in all metro cities in India offers degree, diploma and certificate courses in Creative writing.

Career Way

Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)/Diploma in Creative Writing in Hindi (DCH)
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 1 year (min.) and 4 years (max.)
Eligibility 10+2
Entrance Exam Different coaching institutes have different entrance exam criteria
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹40,000 to ₹3,00,000
Mode Regular/Distance
Goal Creative Writer, Content Writer, Fiction Writer, Proof Reader

Colleges

A.P College of Journalism ,Andhra Pradesh
Ashoka University, Haryana
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan ,Delhi
Center for Research in Art of Film and Television (CRAFT) Film School, New Delhi
Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore
Centre for Research in Art of Film & Television (CRAFT) ,Delhi
Dev Samaj College for Women, Punjab
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University ,Gujarat
Government Raza P.G College ,Rampur
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) , New Delhi
K.C Das Commerce College, Assam
Karnataka State Open University ,Mysore
Krishna Kanta State Open University, Assam
Shri V.P.R College of Education ,Tamil Nadu
Srishti School of Art Design and Technology ,Bengaluru
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad
University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Key Skills

Communication Skills
Confidence
Creativity
Empathy
Enjoys challenges
Flexibility
Focus and hard work
Problem Solving
Research and data analysis
Writing skills

Career Prospectous

Writer / Author
Novelist
Publisher
Entrepreneur
Content Writer
Fiction Writer
Proof Reader
Creative Writer
Script writer
Creative Writing Editor

Salary

Students in this area can draw an initial salary of ₹5000 to ₹15000 per month. Those who are well established in this field can command their own salary on the basis of the work they do.

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