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Creative Writing as a hobby or a profession in everyday life.
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Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help

Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help | Writing and Expression | Scoop.it
Writing character profiles is an easy way to invent characters and to come up with short story ideas or start a novel outline. Use these helpful questionnaires to begin.
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Character Creation/Character appearance - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

Character Creation/Character appearance - Wikibooks, open books for an open world | Writing and Expression | Scoop.it
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Character Name Generator - Create Interesting and Plausible Character Names

Character Name Generator - Create Interesting and Plausible Character Names | Writing and Expression | Scoop.it
The automated character name generator is a simple tool that makes choosing character names quick, fun, and easy.
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Name Generator *.*

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Character Development: Creative Writing | University Writing Center

Characters are the most important component of any narrative. Without them, there would be no story.
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HubPages

HubPages | Writing and Expression | Scoop.it
HubPages is your online space to share your advice, reviews, useful tips, opinions and insights with hundreds of other authors. HubPages is completely free, and you can even earn online ad revenue!
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Tips for Online Self Publishing Creative Writer's who often Struggle on HubPages

Tips for Online Self Publishing Creative Writer's who often Struggle on HubPages | Writing and Expression | Scoop.it
Here I number off some of the major reasons why creative writers, especially beginners, often yield disappointing recognition for their work. After each cause, I am quick to recommend a viable solution.
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Random Generators from Rangen

RanGen, home of random generators for creative writing, RPGs and decision making
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"for when you feel the urge to cheat"

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Post Your Writing Online: 3 Mistakes and 4 Tips - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Post Your Writing Online: 3 Mistakes and 4 Tips - Writer's Relief, Inc. | Writing and Expression | Scoop.it
Learn the best way to publish an excerpt or writing samples on your website, and avoid these four amateur mistakes.

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Creative Writing Sites And Creative Writing Idea

Creative Writing Sites And Creative Writing Idea | Writing and Expression | Scoop.it
Here on Hubpages I think we are all obsessed with looking
for more opportunities to better our creative writing. So, we are all looking
for creative writing sites and that all illusive creative writing idea.
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How Writing Has Changed My life,The Way I Write, And About How Writing has affected You, Like It did Me

How Writing Has Changed My life,The Way I Write, And About How Writing has affected You, Like It did Me | Writing and Expression | Scoop.it
How writing changed my life. How writing and publishing can change your life as well.
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Creative writing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Creative writing is any writing that goes outside 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 tropes. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered 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—screenwriting and playwriting—are 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. In her work, Foundations of Creativity, Mary Lee Marksberry references Paul Witty and Lou LaBrant’s Teaching the People's Language to define creative writing. Marksberry notes:

Unlike its academic counterpart of writing classes that teach students to compose work based on the rules of the language, creative writing is believed to focus on students’ self-expression.[2] While creative writing as an educational subject is often available at some stages, if not throughout, K–12 education, perhaps the most refined form of creative writing as an educational focus is in universities. Following a reworking of university education in the post-war era, creative writing has progressively gained prominence in the university setting. With the beginning of formal creative writing program:

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