Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. It is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solution. It involves two processes: thinking, then producing. If you have ideas, but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.
Creativity begins with a foundation of knowledge, learning a discipline, and mastering a way of thinking. You learn to be creative by experimenting, exploring, questioning assumptions, using imagination and synthesizing information. Learning to be creative is akin to learning a sport. It requires practice to develop the right muscles, and a supportive environment in which to flourish.
Beliefs that only special, talented people are creative-and you have to be born that way-diminish our confidence in our creative abilities. The notion that geniuses such as Shakespeare, Picasso and Mozart were ‘gifted’ is a myth, according to a study at Exeter University. Researchers examined outstanding performances in the arts, mathematics and sports, to find out if “the widespread belief that to reach high levels of ability a person must possess an innate potential called talent.”
Section - I
Chapter 1: A Brief Introduction to Creative Writing
Chapter 2: Short Story
Chapter 3: Formal Aspects of Poetry
Chapter 4: Drama
Chapter 5: Publication Aspects
Section - II
Chapter 6: Scripting, Screenplay, Dialogue Writing
Chapter 7: Writing for the Internet