The Peculiar Chronicles ~ Do you have to be creative to be a writer?

The Peculiar Chronicles, 

Oh how I love weather. I always get inspired to write when it’s particularly stormy out. When I can hear the wind whistle dryly though the air, and the thunder clashes above my head. Though, when I was younger I used to be frightened of all of this, I would cry at the window watching the tree’s sway violently. But as I grow older I find it exciting and with each raindrop cascading down I feel as if creativity is coming along with it. While I am on the topic of creativity I thought I would work through something with you;  I’ve been recently asked if you have to be ‘super creative’ to be a writer, and I honestly didn’t know what to say. At first I wanted to say yes, as it certainly helps if you are wanting to write Fiction or poetry, however, the answer is no. You don’t have to be particularly creative to be a writer. As I like to think being creative helps with the writing process, honestly you’ll be okay if you’re not ‘super creative’ because it really depends on what you’re wanting to write. Regardless though, if you want to be a writer, you just have to simply write and then the rest comes with it. Like with photography, if you want to be a photographer you need to take photographs and then the rest comes with it. What do you think?

Till next time! @aleciawrites

Love, Alecia

7 thoughts on “The Peculiar Chronicles ~ Do you have to be creative to be a writer?

  1. I agree with you, and ‘The Net’ makes a perfect place to get one’s feet wet. A couple of years ago I did not even know what a blog was – and now I am a blogger! Putting my words and photos out there helps to get my creative juices flowing.

  2. Michelle Mueller January 17, 2014 — 7:52 PM

    I agree with you on both points. Stormy days are some of the best. And you don’t necessarily have to be creative to be a writer. But, then again, everyone is creative in his/her own way. I think people who can work out code in computer programming to create something original, for instance, are creative — just not necessarily in the same way the fiction writer is.

    1. Exactly! 🙂 That’s a great way to look at it.

  3. I agree, the only way to learn your craft is to practice.

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