Creative writing doesn’t have to be creative. (via Maclean Patrick – A Malaysian Writer Speaks about his Daily Nonsense)

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I once sat with an aspiring writer and listened as he talked about writing. I kept quiet and allowed him to put forward his view on how one should write a book. And from what I gather from him, I was of the opinion he had it all wrong. A story has to be out of this world, he said. I rolled my eyes. A story does not have to outlandish or spectacular. This is a common mistake, newbies make when they approach creative writing. They think that the pl … Read More

via Maclean Patrick – A Malaysian Writer Speaks about his Daily Nonsense

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