Creative writing

Creative writing is guided by the many of the same essential principles that govern other kinds of writing: understand your audience, create a cohesive piece of writing, edit your work. But the practice also allows writers a freedom to explore topics, formats, and stylistic expression often discouraged or unacceptable in more practical, academic, or professional writing.

Whether you are working through the mechanics of plot to enhance your storytelling abilities, experimenting with language to express both simple and complex ideas, or utilizing the tools of research and memory to reflect on personal or public histories, this section offers helpful guidance on how to think up, prepare, and share your creative writing.  

Read our Top tips for creative writing to get straightforward and essential advice, and explore the links below for more in-depth guidance on: