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Creative Writing by Swati Pal, Anuradha Marwah, Anjana Neira Dev

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Modes of Creative Writing

Writing to Communicate: The Writer and the Reader

Writing is an act of communication and while some of us may write for our own satisfaction, most of us write in order to be read. The reader is our addressee and mirror. Therefore, while planning our work we keep in mind the possible reactions of this auditor who will determine the success or failure of the literary artifacts we create.

If we agree that writing is a social act, then all writers write in order to share thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences with others. The question ‘why we write’ can be answered in a variety of ways—for fame, money, or vanity. While all these may be a part of the whole truth, a basic motivation for all writers remains the need ...

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