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1 Creative Writing

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The tree that never had to fight For sun and sky and air and light, But stood out in the open plain And always got its share of rain, Never became a forest king But lived and died a scrubby thing... Good timber does not grow with ease, The stronger wind, the stronger trees. Donglas Malloch

Lesson 1 Nature and Concept
Introduction
It is said that Leonardo da Vinci before ever lifting his brush saw all his paintings in the damp stains on his walls. Herman Melville stared at Mount Grey lock every day until one day it turned into devilish great white whale Moby Dick. In our young imaginative years we look up at the clouds and see old women, fairy, houses, alligators, and dinosaurs rather than constellations. According to biologists, man can no longer be defined as different from other animals by virtue of speech or tool making. But we are absolutely unique in our dazzling ability to make metaphors. Creativity is the art of living metaphorically. It is an undisputed fact that Humanity has always owed its progress and development to Creativity be it in the sphere of science and technology, music or art or poetry or agriculture. Besides giving satisfaction and joy to the human soul, the creative process has always given a new meaning to life in every era or period of human development. The creative spark within an individual, leading to creative endeavours stems from a basic, yet strong, feeling of dissatisfaction with the usual process and activities. Some may not feel dissatisfied at all with the way things are. And, those who do feel discontented may react or respond in one of the following ways: • Simply complaining or feeling frustrated without doing anything about the existing state of things. • Trying to change the state of affairs by creating something new in a new way or even attempting to mould the public opinion or attitude by writing about the state of affairs in an original style with a skillful use of words and expressions. This entails moving away from the old association, as was done, for example, by the Romantics like Byron, Wordsworth, Keats and Shelley who broke away from the form dominated writings of the Restoration Period writers like Pope and Dryden. If creativity is any one thing-it is imagine, imagine, imagine. If we don't express our imagination, it frustrates, it turns us into inert observers, when we were meant to be blaring our instruments in the universal choir. One may take real life examples to illustrate this point in a simpler way. In order to increase food production or to give a fillip to the Grow More Trees Campaign people may

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talk of improving the quality of seeds or fertilizers. But, the truly creative person breaks away from routine thinking and may suggest ways and means of converting deserts into green fields. Let's take an example from the realm of sports this time. When Captains and bowlers from all over the cricketing world thought of curbing the flow of runs from opposition batsmen by bowling a negative leg-stump-line with fielders on the on-side, the first batsman who thought of countering such a play by means of the reverse-sweeps shot was nothing short of being creative. The above requisites of the ‘creative processes’ may by safely applied to the various domains of writing as well. You will recall that the vital elements of any piece of writing comprise the following:

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