Masterclass: How to find the creative writer in you

Wits Creative Writing professor Bronwen Law Viljoen provides insights and tips on how to follow your writing dream in this Wednesday's Masterclass.

Creative writing taps into many of our dreams of writing that book.

What is creative writing?

Bronwen Law Viljoen says creative writing aims at a project such as a novel or a collection of short essays or stories. Though, she says, every kind of writing is creative.

When you have to write, you have to be creative to some extent but for our purposes, we are talking about a very particular kind of writing.

Bronwen Law Viljoen, Writer Associate professor in Creative Writing at Wits

Judging creative writing is a very subjective affair.

Bronwen Law Viljoen, Writer Associate professor in Creative Writing at Wits

Appreciation for writing should really start from a very young age, and it starts with reading.

Bronwen Law Viljoen, Writer Associate professor in Creative Writing at Wits

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