Welcome to Voices of Fiction.
We continue our discussion on creativity.
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Can creativity be taught?
Vicki Bateman: I'm not sure about creativity being taught. We can increase creativity by exploring it through different mediums. For example, I do needlepoint. And while I am, I often think about things, especially my writing.
Karenna Colcroft: I don't know if creativity can be taught, but I believe everyone has a degree of creativity within them. What sometimes needs to be--and can be--taught is how to *use* that creativity.
Carole Ann Moleti: Everyone is creative in some way. I can't draw or paint, but I can write (not my opinion--other people than my family have told me that). I took guitar lessons for years and don't remember anything. But I have internalized most of the details my writing teachers shared. I can also cobble together all sorts of things in a pinch, using whatever is at hand. I recently suspended a plastic sock hanger on my arbor to hold food for the birds. When my son couldn't find his regulation red bow tie for a band concert, I took one off a Vermont Teddy Bear and pinned it to his collar (after removing the "love me" badge). Maybe that's why I can piece together a story without a detailed outline.
Pembroke Sinclair: Sheesh! That's a tough question! I would like to think so. After all, we aren't born with the ability to write, and the more we do it, (hopefully) the better we get. Some people have more of a leaning toward creativity, but I think everyone has the potential to be creative. They just need the proper outlet.
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