No surprise its quite liberating being able to create your very own world on your terms, and it is no wonder a lot of people are interested in writing creatively, even when it is just a pastime.
For the same reasons that people enjoy reading a good book, they enjoy writing. It is peaceful and de-stressing to move away from reality and into the world of another character – taking on their adventure and following their journey along its imaginary path.
Many people feel self conscious about their writing however, and do not want other people to read it in case it is not good enough. No one else can determine what is good enough and what is not. A good story structure and a lot of practice are the basis to all good creative writing.
The more frequently you write artistically the more comfortable you become in what you can create. The prospects are endless and you may surprise yourself and others with the imaginary worlds that emerge of you and into the written word.
The most important thing to perform when writing from the imagination is to let go and write without enhancing. Once you begin criticising and judging your work you begin to stifle creativity and minimize your chances of creating quality writing.
Get a notebook with a lock on it, or password-protect your documents on your computer. This often helps people to relax and stop worrying about people reading their work before it has been edited.
In this way you can relax into your imagination and express yourself without restraint. The most effective ideas come from this frame of mind. It is only once you have done this, that you should go back and sculpt your work into a work of art.