Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Voices of Fiction - Can Creativity Be Taught - Part One
Welcome back to Voices of Fiction.
What is creativity? According to the dictionary, one definition is - the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination.
Can it be taught? Join us over the next few weeks to discover the opinions of a few authors.
Please welcome this week's group.
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Cherie Reich is a writer, freelance editor, book blogger, and library assistant living in Virginia. - Website, Blog
Welcome Authors! It's wonderful to have you back.
Can creativity be taught?
Reno Charlton: I think that although writing can be taught, creativity is something that you either have or you don’t. Most people have some sort of a creative flair and simply need to channel it in the right direction and hone their skills.
Catrina Barton: Ooh a tough one. Honestly I think it can be learned, but not taught. My opinion is that creativity is either fed or allowed to grow as a child, or killed and has to be painstakingly nourished as an adult.
Karina Kantas: You either have talent or you don't. You can build and grow creativity but not teach it.
Cherie Reich: I believe people can be taught to be better writers, but creativity seems almost more innate. For example, I believe people can learn to write nonfiction fairly well, but I don't know if the same person without having a good imagination to begin with would be able to create a fantasy novel.
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