Benefits of Creative Writing
Like painting a picture or creating a sculpture, creative writing is an art form. It is the artistic expression of what is inside brought to the outside. Creative writing takes the fantasy from the mind and creates reality when it appears on the paper or computer screen as the case may be.
But there are more benefits to this form of writing than just being able to express your inner thoughts. Creative writing is also a building block to reaching your dreams no matter where they may be. What follows are just a few of the benefits that creative writing offers to everyone from the young to the young at heart.
Confidence comes from expressing yourself. Creative writing is a way to build confidence that comes from your mind. You do not need to be the fastest, strongest or most popular. You can take what is inside you and bring it out for others to see. That is where true confidence comes from. When you can do that, you can gain the confidence to do other things.
It’s not just what you think, it’s how you express it that helps you communicate with the world. When you write creatively, you find ways to tell others what’s on your mind. This improves your ability to communicate and get across the meaning of your words to others. Better communication helps you in school and later when you become an adult.
The art of persuasion is important if you want to lead or inspire others. By expressing yourself through creative writing, you bring out the part of you that can help others see what needs to be done. Persuasion, when done for the right reasons, can be quite powerful. So many times, the world has become a better place all because one person developed the ability to persuade others to achieve great things.
Everyone has an artistic side to them. Being able to express that side allows you to broaden your imagination, create your own worlds, and share what you have created with others. The more you write creatively, the more you can tap into that inner world of your imagination and the more you can explore and find out more about what it is about.
Maybe the best reason is that writing creatively brings out the best in you. When you can bring out what is on the inside, you can see the potential you have in this world. All it takes is writing a word, a line, a paragraph, a story to see just how far you can go in this life.
When you engage in creative writing, whether a few lines or a complete story, you bring out the best in you. In other words, you are making thoughts in your mind become a reality on the page for the world to see. That means whatever dreams you may hold, from being a star athlete, becoming a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, or whatever you desire, creative writing is a step towards turning your dream into reality.
“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”
William Arthur Ward