can be taught!
Creative writing is personal writing where the
purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and
emotions rather than simply convey information
accurately, effectively and appropriately. It is
expressed in an imaginative, unique and
sometimes poetic way.
The Writing Process
Benefits for learners:
Willingness to play with language
Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
Students become more creative readers
And for teachers?
Not only models, but co-writers
Keep English fresh and vibrant
CW teachers tend to be more interesting to be
around --> relationship with students
CW teachers tend to be better teachers of writing in
CW can be taught!
"Linguistic creativity is not simply a property of
exceptional people, but an exceptional property
of all people." (Ron Carter)