creative writing

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creative writing (uncountable)

  1. The art of writing texts such as novels, short stories and poems which fall outside the bounds of professional, journalistic, academic and technical discourse.
    • 2022 October 5, Michael Paulson, “Suzan-Lori Parks Is on Broadway, Off Broadway and Everywhere Else”, in The New York Times[1]:
      While an undergraduate at Mount Holyoke, she had the good fortune to take a creative-writing class at nearby Hampshire College with James Baldwin, who suggested she try playwriting, and, even though she feared he was just trying to politely steer her away from prose, she did.
  2. Such texts generally.