Purpose of teaching creative writing

Not every student will publish work or win prizes and very few will be able to earn a living putting pen to paper, but the teaching of creative writing is about more than that.

Today after nearly 35 years of teaching, I am a headmistress and I feel the need of the hour is to help the children to learn the art of creative writing. HOW YOU DO IT . The best way is to help them discover their colourful world with the help of their senses, by creating a rainbow in the class.

For me there’s no feeling like it when I’m writing and the ideas and words take on a life of their own. You become a conduit, it seems, for this flow of thought that follows the pen, or cursor, as you write. Poetry has usually been been the form w...

Creative writing can lead to a more profound appreciation of a text. Any student who has tried to write a sonnet, for example, can appreciate what is involved in a sonnet discussed in class. Discussing work in class improves debating skills and critical reading.

Teacher support information. Creative writing is considered to be any writing — fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama. etc. — that falls outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic and technical forms of writing.