“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.
|Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)/Diploma in Creative Writing in Hindi (DCH)|
|Duration||1 year (min.) and 4 years (max.)|
|Entrance Exam||Different coaching institutes have different entrance exam criteria|
|Average Course Fee||₹40,000 to ₹3,00,000|
|Goal||Creative Writer, Content Writer, Fiction Writer, Proof Reader|