For this week’s #journalchallenge post, I thought I’d write about something related to writing.
I remember someone once said writing is art and I remember thinking: what writing isn’t art! To me, writing was just writing, something I had done for as long as I could remember. I always thought of writing as more of a craft, something honed over time rather than art.
When you think of the word artist, it automatically conjures up the image of someone painting a picture or drawing a sketch.
One definition I’ve found for an artist is: one who professes and practises imaginative art, or a person who is skilled in fine arts.
Thinking about it, writers are artists too. They create art by using words to create fantastic characters and beautiful words the same way a painter paints. I do see writing as more of an art form than just a craft to be learned. You can teach someone to write words but to write a book, especially fiction, I think you have to dig a little deeper than that. The characters have to seem real for readers to connect to them.
Do you think writing is a craft or an art?