Creative writing is a style of writing which is quite different and does not stay within the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary figures of speech or with an assortment of background of poetry. Due to the carelessness of its description it is possible for writing such as features to be in the realm of creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems.
In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage and screenwriting and play-writing are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well. Creative writing can technically be considered any writing of original composition. In this sense; creative writing is a more contemporary and process-oriented name for what has been traditionally called literature, including the variety of its genres. Creative writing in considered to be the composing of any form of writing to serve such requirements as:
1. Where records have to kept of important experiences
2. Where experiences have to be shared with specific groups
3. Where there is the need for individual freedom for mental and physical well-being.
Budding writers can learn creative writing from the high school level right up to graduate school and university or even in adult education programs. Usually the creative writing programs are linked to the English departments in the individual schools, but this notion has been challenged in recent time as more creative writing programs have established their own creative writing departments.
Most Creative Writing degrees for undergraduates in college are Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees (BFA). Some students go on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, the ultimate degree in the field. Previously quite rare, PhD. programs are becoming more popular in the field, as more writers attempt to close the space between academic study and artistic recreation. Creative writers typically like to make their careers in either fiction or poetry, and they mostly start writing with short stories or simple poems. They later make a schedule based on this form of expression by including literature classes, education classes and workshop classes to consolidate their skills and techniques. Creative writing also takes places outside of formal university or school institutions when established writers organize workshops to encourage young, budding writers.