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What is Creative Writing?

Creative Writing tends to be expressive, imaginative, and literary. Readers of creative writing texts seek pleasure, entertainment, and insight into human struggles and behavior. A rather loosely defined genre, there are many forms of creative expression, including poetry, fiction, drama, screenwriting, creative, memoir, and travel writing. Thanks to emerging technologies, new creative writing genres are emerging, such as song mash-ups, cell phone novels, and Twitter poetry.

Invitation to Contribute

At Writing Commons, we are keenly interested in creating this underdeveloped section of our site.  Please see contribute or email the senior editor of Creative Writing, Dr. Donnelly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We welcome submissions for web texts that would help creative writers. We also thought it might be fun to publish interviews of creative writers--and writers of all genres.  Our first interview was recently published, which you can access at Interviews with Creative Writers.