Teaching Creative Writing Skills in the Class Room Challenges and Strategies
S. Mohan, Department of English, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 06 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 January 2020 | Manuscript Published on 04 February 2020 | PP: 68-69 | Volume-8 Issue-4S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10231284S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1023.1284S419
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Abstract: Creative writing can be defined as “the ability to harness creative thoughts revolving inside one‟s head and mind and put it into writing using very good sentence structure”.The most important skill of any language is writing skill. It is the power students need to understand and control their lives, to shape their future, to define their hopes, dreams and aspirations. Writing allows students to put their ideas on a page. Anyone who thinks clearly should be able to write clearly – about anything in the world. Writing builds confidence and is not simply a way for students to demonstrate what they know. The essential thing is that everyone should be creative in his writing and should be unique. Creative writing is not confined to only writers, but is nowadays considered as a basic skill for getting success in life. We live in new world of teaching and learning. It‟s the world dominated with one clear aim of clearing „the writing test‟. But academicians should go beyond this only aim. And the prerequisite for the same is the belief that creative writing can be thought. The journey of teaching creative writing can be frustrating many times, but can also be rewarding sometimes. Definitely, if learning to write creatively is difficult, and then teaching to write creatively is equally difficult. By teaching students how to write well, by guiding them to focus their intellectual energy in this innovative way, a teacher can provide students a key that helps them unlock the complex ideas we expect them to a master as they mature. This can also contribute to the improvement in their behavior and self-esteem.
Keywords: Creative Writing, Motivation, Students Ability, Strategies.
Scope of the Article: Open Source: Challenges and Opportunities