Writers teach writing: lessons from authors of creative writing
This study addressed the phenomenon of creativity and attempted to demystify the creative writing process by exploring the creative activities and methods of five authors/teachers of creative writing located within the Minnesota community. These interviews were conducted one-on-one over the course of three weeks. Qualitative measurements were employed to emphasize the importance of the individual and allow for maximum freedom in the interview process. The results of this study suggested that creative writers tend to think alike and invoke similar methods especially in the areas of the need to write, the creative process, and writing routines. The results of this study also implied that a key to creative success was careful planning, consistent practice, and a considerable amount of self-awareness.
Kantar, Daniel M., "Writers teach writing: lessons from authors of creative writing" (2008). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 748.