Rewrite Your Future: Benefits of a Creative Writing Course

Read below to learn all about what you can expect on our Creative Writing summer courses in the UK, as well as 5 ways a creative writing course could benefit you in the future.

What Does a Creative Writing Course Entail?

Our Creative Writing summer programs are available in the UK in the beautiful cities of Oxford and Cambridge . Available to students aged 16-24, you will be able to understand how some of the world’s best writers became masters in their field, and also receive valuable coaching to push your work further.

You will combine seminars and writing workshops to analyse your work with others, as well as learn some of the techniques which made some of the most successful writers in literary history.

The Benefits of a Creative Writing Course

1. Imagination

Creative Writing boosts your imagination as you create new worlds, situations and characters in your work. When you are stimulating your brain to ‘think outside the box,’ you will become adept to discovering alternative solutions to problems and look at issues from different angles. Your perspectives will become more innovative and you will be able to push boundaries to solve problems.

When you are creating characters in your writing, you will be integrating personalities, emotions and world views that are different from yours. In doing so, you will be developing your empathic skills, gaining an understanding for others’ views who do not encounter life in the same way as you.

Having empathy is a great trait to have for the university and the workplace. Being able to understand and sympathising with your colleagues/classmates’ problems will help them feel valued and supported in overcoming their challenges. You will be creating a more collaborative environment which will ultimately lead to better relationships and success in yours and your teammates’ goals.

3. Better Thought Clarification

Developing structures within creative writing helps you clarify your thoughts into a logical process, as well as your emotions. You will be able to look at situations in the workplace and in the rest of your life with clarity, being able to define clear pathways in order to overcome problems in the future.

4. Broader Vocabulary

Creative Writing encourages you to expand your vocabulary as you explore new ways of expressing yourself. As you develop your writing over time, you will discover a development in your use and range of language, which will ultimately be invaluable in any career path and social situation.

5. Critical Review

Part of your creative writing course involves having your work reviewed by others and learning how to critically review theirs. Being able to listen to the feedback and implement constructive criticism is an important skill that will benefit you in whatever career path you choose.

Are you interested in finding out more about our Creative Writing courses? Click here to learn more about them or contact us today to speak to an advisor.

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7 benefits of creative writing exercises.

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Jun 8, 2018 7:30:00 AM


Creative writing exercises also offer benefits to writers that are often overlooked and undervalued, especially in a world that’s shifting toward regimented standardized tests and data-driven work.

Here are seven benefits of completing creative writing exercises on a regular basis.

1. Building Confidence

When writing creatively, you’re engaging in an exercise that will allow you to truly develop your own voice and perspective without consequential limitations. You get a better opportunity to explore and express how you feel about topics, perspectives, philosophies, characters, etc. And this will allow you to feel more comfortable and confident when asserting your opinions and perspectives in other things you write, too.

Writers who don’t write creatively might worry about coming across as an authority or reliable source. By forgetting to insert their own take on the subjects that they’re writing about, they unintentionally end up losing their voice and sound like drones spouting off data. As a result, they lose out on utilizing their unique voice and coming across as an expert with real-world and firsthand experience.  

2. Artistic Self-Expression

Individuals who write creatively on a regular basis engage in self-expression, without even realizing it most of the time. Such self-expression can be a healthy way to navigate through negative emotions and thoughts that a writer may experience on a day-to-day basis. Experts even agree that artistic self-expression (i.e., creative writing) “might contribute to maintenance or reconstruction of a positive identity” for individuals who deal with different kinds of trauma ( Medical News Today ).

While it may sound hokey, imagine being stressed at work and then taking a short break to write something creative. When you begin to write and unveil characters or settings, you’re able to better identify why you’re stressed or, at the very least, uncover the negative emotion that you’re experiencing. This gives you the opportunity to work through it all and move in a more positive direction. You can do this for your personal life too, whenever you experience some sort of trauma, stress, or setback.

3.Imagination Boost

A  lot of people think that creative writing is frivolous because it’s all about imagining worlds, situations and characters. How could that possibly be beneficial to a real-life working adult who needs to get real work done?

Well, when you engage in creative writing, you’re stimulating and pushing your imagination and “thinking outside the box.” This allows you to refocus your energy on other things and to become better at discovering alternatives and new solutions to problems you’re experiencing. Whether you’re a scientist or a marketer, creative writing will give you the imagination boost you need to think more innovatively and to push boundaries.

4. Thought Clarification

Creative writing allows you to clarify your thoughts as well as your emotions. For example, if you’re a marketer trying to develop your next marketing campaign, you could write a short story in which your target customer reads your promotional emails. You can imagine what they’re doing, where they’re sitting, what’s surrounding them, etc. This allows you to narrow down the language and tactics you use.

Or, if you’re a technical writer writing about a new computer platform, you can write a creative scenario in which someone using the platform experiences a problem. This exercise allows you to clarify your thoughts about what type of information will be valuable to include for your readers and what can be omitted.

In addition, you can also complete creative writing exercises for your personal life to uncover what you think about topics or situations you find yourself immersed in.

5. Better Understanding of the Mechanics of Reading and Writing

As you begin to regularly do writing exercises, you’ll not only gain a more extensive vocabulary, you’ll also come to understand the mechanics of reading and writing better. You’ll know when strict grammar rules work and when they don’t, and you’ll know what will make something you’re writing flow better for your readers even if what you’re writing is a budget report. Once you become comfortable with and have mastered the mechanics of writing professionally and creatively, you’ll be able to bend and break the rules when you need to—to use your own voice and make what you’re writing compelling without coming across as amateur, dull, or inauthentic.

6. Empathy and Communication Skills

When writers create universes with imaginary characters and settings, they must also imagine personalities, emotions, places, and walks of life outside of their own lives. This can provide them with a healthy dose of empathy and understanding for others who are not like themselves and who don’t live where they live or experience what they experience every day.

When writers understand other perspectives better, they’re able to communicate better. They can figure out how to explain and discuss topics from various vantage points. This skill is exceedingly important in both the professional and personal realms.  

7. Better Mental, Emotional, and Physical Health

One study , among others , has revealed that expressive writing (i.e., creative writing) has yielded better mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Creative writing alleviates stress levels, and can ward off severe illnesses, among other things.

Do you like to complete creative writing exercises on a regular basis? Has it helped you when writing for your organization? If so, what benefits have you experienced? Share with us in the comments below.

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The Benefits of Creative Writing: How Grade Levels Improve


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Introduction, what is creative writing.

  • How does creative writing improve grade levels?
  • Does creative writing pave career opportunities?
  • Final thoughts

Creative writing has been shown to help improve grades in many different subjects. This is because such writing helps improve thinking skills, and it also helps students learn more about themselves as writers. If you are looking for ways to boost your child’s grade level, then one of the best things that you can do is encourage them to write creatively. In this article, we will discuss how creative writing improves grades and some tips on how you can get your child started with their own creativity!

Creative Writing

Creative writing is when a person writes about anything that they want, and it does not have to be based on any sort of factual event. Other types of writing often leave the reader with facts and information, however creative writing includes emotions to build a vivid vision in the reader’s mind.  Creative writing is often seen as a creative outlet for people to express themselves, and it can be used in many different ways.

Creative writing has been shown to improve grades, as well as make students more confident in their own abilities!

How Does Creative Writing Improve Grade Levels?

Now that we know creative writing is a fun way to express one’s thoughts, it certainly has benefits for your child. Creative writing improves a child’s academics and here are the 10 reasons how!

The Learning Process Enhances

Creative writing can be a fun way to express oneself as well as learn.  It’s not just about using creative words, but also improving how the brain works in learning new things. The process of doing creative work is much like problem-solving: you have a starting point that sets up an issue or question,  then you must think of a solution that satisfies the problem or answer.

It Helps Kids in All Subjects

Writing is not just about learning how to write, it’s also understanding and analyzing what other people are writing. Creative writing improves reading skills because your child will have a better understanding of new words as they read through creative stories with interesting plots.

Creative writing also helps with math skills. It’s been found that many kids think of numbers in terms of stories and people, so the creative process can help them build their understanding of math concepts more easily.

Creativity Improves School Retention Rates

Creative work is a form of play, which has been proven to increase serotonin levels linked to depression and anxiety.

It also helps to improve your child’s study habits, because they are more likely to pay attention in class when they’re already thinking about their creative projects at home.

Creative Writing Build Confidence in Studying

This type of writing helps kids feel more confident in their own abilities. It gives them the opportunity to explore different worlds and ideas without fear of being judged, which is something that can be difficult when it comes to schoolwork. The creative process teaches children how they can express themselves creatively through words. Thus, it makes them study and learn more to express themselves creatively.

Creative Writing Increase Multitasking

It can help your child learn how to multitask. One study found that creative writers were better at switching between tasks than their classmates who didn’t write creatively, and they also scored higher on tests of working memory.

Communication Skills Increases

Creative writing also teaches students how to communicate their ideas in a clear and concise manner. This is important for any educational setting, but it’s especially true for the higher grades, where verbal communication skills are more heavily relied upon. Your child will communicate well and be good with other students. This will make them learn from their fellow students as well as teach them. Hence, the improvement in grades will be for all the students around.

Social Skills  and Memory Skills Increases

Publishing creative work can teach children about collaboration. It can prepare them for working on group projects later in life or even starting their own businesses. It strengthens memory skills and increases intelligence. Students will be more focused in class because they’re thinking about what happens next to the characters that they have created.

Comprehension Skill Rises

Reading forces students to improve reading comprehension skills as well as grammar and vocabulary knowledge. One of the most important things your child can learn in school is how to read.

Exposure To Language

It provides an opportunity for students to experiment with different types of words, formats, and sentence structures. It broadens their understanding of the world by exposing them to more than just reading a story about what they did that day or describing who they are as a person.

Children Learn to Empathize

Writing helps students empathize with a story’s protagonist and understand their feelings, motivations, and reactions better. When they’re forced to create characters that have thoughts and feelings of their own, children can more easily get inside the heads of other people—even if it is only for a short period of time. This habit will also be applied in their day-to-day life. Thus, their good personalities will make them realize how important it is to study well and to help another child as well.

Does Creative Writing Pave Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

It can also help children develop skills that will be essential in the future. Creative writers are often able to think critically and creatively, two qualities that employers crave in employees.  By teaching kids to think creatively, you are laying the foundation for them to be successful later in life.

Final Thoughts

Kids really enjoy it! Creative writing also teaches children how to be more imaginative and explore their thoughts through art. It can also provide a good way for people who don’t know each other well to bond. School grades can be a burden and to evade such thoughts, writing comes in super handy. This is why children score better in academics because their stress can be laid off by their escape- creative writing! By finding their way of writing, kids can turn it into a superpower, allowing them to be more creative while having fun and doing something they enjoy. So keep motivating your little ones.

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The Benefits of Creative Writing

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To some, creative writing is a fun hobby that has little benefit, and can in fact serve as a time sink wherein nothing is accomplished other than words being spewed onto a page. To others, creative writing is a vital way of expressing oneself. It can be difficult to say which group is correct, but there are some definitive benefits to engaging in creative writing.

One of the first benefits is that it helps to develop creative problem solving skills. Creative writing is an exercise in solving problems, either for the characters within the story or for the author themselves. Characters within stories need to be navigated through a series of difficulties, and if the problems take place in the real world, then the solutions must also be real-world solutions. If the problem is a literal dragon that needs slaying, there’s somewhat less need for it to mimic a real-world solution, since that’s not typically a problem that we have. By navigating fictional characters through difficult times in their lives, either emotionally or financially, writers can learn how to handle those problems in the real world as well, without the stress of trying to figure it out when they’re already in the middle of the situation.

Another benefit of creative writing, particularly if the writer is involved in a formal class or writing group, is that it gives the writer experience in both taking and giving constructive criticism. The first time someone hears that there’s something wrong with their writing can be difficult, but over time, it does get easier. Trust me. I’ve had my fair share of critical remarks, and I’d like to think I’ve gotten better about responding to them. I no longer cry and throw things, so that’s a definite bonus. Taking criticism well is a vital skill, especially in the workplace, because employers often have feedback for their employees that might not necessarily be what the employee wants to hear. Giving criticism that is also constructive is another incredibly valuable skill. If someone believes they are just being torn down, they will not listen to a piece of criticism that might genuinely be designed to help. For this reason, it is important to understand that there are ways to provide tips for improvement without ripping someone’s work apart. Working in a workshop or a creative writing class will help improve these skills.

Creative writing helps to build vocabulary. Do you know how many types of swords there are? I don’t either, actually, but I know many of them. Do you know how many ways there are to say mean? Well, there’s mean, of course, but there are also words like malevolent and malicious and cruel, which all help to paint a more accurate picture of whatever it is that the writer is trying to portray. Once the writer knows these words, they aren’t likely to ever be forgotten. At the very least, the next time the writer is trying to describe someone as mean, they might remember that there are two other, more impressive sounding words that start with ‘m’ that might be used to describe said person.

Creative writing helps to improve outlining skills, which are vital for any kind of large project. Without an outline, creative writers might find themselves bogged down in details they didn’t intend to get lost in, or might lose track of vital plot threads that they’ll need to remember for later in this story. This is also true for any kind of large project, whether it be academic or professional. Presentations made without an outline in place can meander and get lost in themselves, making them difficult to understand or follow. For this reason, outlining is a good skill to pursue, and can be learned or improved upon through the use of creative writing.

One of the most subjective benefits to pursuing creative writing is the way that it can benefit the writer’s emotional well-being. I was skeptical about this one for a long time, because I love writing, but found it to be more stressful than anything else when I did indulge in writing. However, I have found that as I’ve adopted a regular writing schedule and have stuck to it, my mood has begun to improve greatly. I have had friends tell me that I’m happier now, and I do genuinely feel it. But I’m definitely willing to acknowledge that the same might not be true for other people

Creative writing is incredibly beneficial to burgeoning writers, and to students of all kinds. It requires effort, yes, but the more effort someone puts into it, the more likely they are to reap the benefits of it.

27 March, 2017 by McDaniel College Writing Center

The benefits of creative writing


As you learn to clarify your thoughts and emotions more efficiently and accurately, through creative writing, you will communicate more effectively; a skill that’s exceedingly important in all areas of life.

Practising creative writing is about a lot more than just improving your grammar, spelling and vocabulary; it will allow you to develop your own unique voice and share your perspective without limitations, expressing how you feel about the worlds inside and outside of your head. When you engage in creative writing you’re stimulating your imagination and thinking outside the box, which teaches you how to think more innovatively and push boundaries. Both are valuable skills.

Creating a pretend universe will often mean assembling personalities, emotions, and places that might be totally alien to your own life experiences. This is an effective way to build on your capacity to feel empathy and understanding for people who may have had very different life experiences to your own. Your perspectives and philosophies can be mirrored or explored by your characters or their setting. With practise you’ll find yourself becoming more comfortable in asserting your opinions and values in real life.

Expressive writing can bring a range of mental, emotional, and physical health benefits.

If you engage with creative writing when you’re dealing with difficult emotions, it can help you explore why you’re feeling what you’re feeling, allowing a direct insight to your mindset. It’s an opportunity to work through whatever discomfort we’re experiencing so we can get back to whatever we want to achieve today; a healthy way to alleviate the negative thoughts and emotions we experience on a day-to-day basis.

Of course, creative writing exercises can also expand your vocabulary and provide a better understanding of the mechanics of the written word. You’ll learn to distinguish when grammar works and when it doesn’t. With practise, your writing will flow better for the reader.

According to clinical psychologist Karen A.Baikie and psychiatrist Kay Wilhelm, writing creatively about traumatic, stressful or emotional events has been found to improve both physical and psychological health. In a clinical trial, participants who wrote about difficult life events for 20 minutes, on a handful of occasions, had significantly better physical and psychological outcomes compared to those who wrote about neutral topics. Baikie and Wilhelm concluded that expressive writing has real potential as a therapeutic tool for survivors of trauma and in mental health treatment settings.

By Grant J Everett, Panorama magazine

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The Benefits of Creative Writing: How Grade Levels Improve

The Benefits of Creative Writing: How Grade Levels Improve

Boost Grades with Creative Writing for Kids

Creative writing for kids is a powerful tool for improving your little one’s grade level and academic performance. One of the benefits of creative writing is that it can help enhance communication skills and develop the critical thinking skills essential for success in school.

Creative writing for kids can improve their grades by allowing them to express themselves more engagingly and effectively. Through creative writing skills, children can explore topics in greater detail and make connections between concepts that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. 

This article will discuss how creative writing for kids can boost their grades and the importance of creative writing in improving academic performance. We’ll explore the benefits of creative writing for kids, how it works, and some tips to get the most out of it. 

Benefits of Creative Writing

Creative writing for kids allows them to express themselves in informative, imaginative, and meaningful ways. Whether you’re writing a story, poem, or essay, creative writing skills can help improve your child’s grade level by developing their literacy skills.

Here are some of the benefits of creative writing for kids of all grade levels: 

  • It helps them to express their unique perspective and gain confidence in their abilities
  • It makes them think critically and creatively about concepts they may not have considered before
  • It provides an outlet to express their emotions constructively.
  • It teaches them the skills for successful communication – grammar, syntax, structure, and style
  • It boosts their creativity and originality when it comes to problem-solving tasks.
  • It allows them to reflect on experiences from different angles and unlock new ideas and solutions 

Creative writing skills  help students develop critical literacy skills that will set them up for academic success and life beyond the classroom.

5 Benefits of Creative Writing

It’s always early enough to start writing creatively. Research shows that the benefits of creative writing are for students at all grade levels. Here are five of the most potent advantages of engaging in creative writing activities: 

  • Develops Communication Skills : Creative writing for kids is a crucial way to expand communication skills, improve speech patterns, and create a greater understanding of language. It encourages students to use and explore different types of words and allows them to craft stories in their voices.
  • Encourages Self-Expression and Confidence : Creative writing skills provide a safe place for students to express themselves freely in a non-judgmental environment. It empowers them to have control over their story and helps boost their confidence in expressing themselves on paper, which can quickly transfer into other areas of life. 
  • Improves Critical Thinking Skills : Writing activities help students become more organized thinkers, as they have to develop characters, settings, story arcs, and plot points when creating stories. Connecting ideas in imaginative ways can encourage the development of critical thinking skills.  
  • Enhances Problem-Solving Abilities : By allowing themselves freedom within a creative structure, students can approach problem-solving imaginatively rather than relying on memorized facts or standard solutions found in textbooks. 
  • Boosts Academic Performance : Studies show that students who participate in regular creative writing activities may experience improved academic performance overall—including better reading comprehension scores, higher grades on standardized tests, improved spelling and grammar skills , and enhanced essay-writing abilities.

How Does Creative Writing Improve Grade Levels? Creative writing for kids lets students explore new ideas and express themselves creatively, fostering critical thinking skills and higher-level literacy. Here are some ways creative writing can help improve grade levels:

  • Enhancing Cognitive Functioning – Creative writing skills are known to engage both sides of the brain simultaneously. This stimulates more creative thinking and a better understanding of complex topics. By using creative writing, students learn to make connections between different ideas and express them in an engaging way that is not just focused on academics. 
  • Adapting to Different Settings- The ability to think creatively and adapt to different contexts is an essential life skill that allows students to thrive in school, work, and family settings. Creative writing for kids encourages them to think outside the box, allowing them to explore different aspects of their lives from new perspectives. 
  • Improving Technical Writing Skills- Writing clearly and concisely is also vital for college or job applications, resumes, and other forms of written communication. Creative writing promotes better use of language, allowing students to communicate their thoughts clearly and develop good technical writing skills. 

Regarding the benefits of creative writing, there’s no doubt that it can help improve reading and writing skills at grade levels. Whether your kids are in elementary school and just starting to learn how to read or in high school and need a refresher on the fundamentals, the importance of creative writing can be seen in their day-to-day studies. Allowing students to express themselves through stories and free-writing exercises helps them unlock their creativity and improve their grammar and understanding of sentence structure. 

Creative writing for kids can help spark a love for reading in kids who might shy away from pursuing literature as an academic subject because of its perceived difficulty or lack of interest. Children learn how enjoyable reading can be with short stories or free-writing exercises. By finding a story that interests them and engaging with it creatively, even the most reluctant reader may be captivated by a piece of literature they otherwise would have passed over. 

We at Eurokids promote all kinds of creative skills, including creative writing. Our staff consists of trained experts well-versed in understanding children’s functioning and working with them accordingly.

Contact us today or visit the nearest Eurokids center to learn more about our programs and preschool admissions.

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4 Benefits to Creative Writing To Help Your Children

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Why is it important for kids to write?

Statistics show that reading helps develop your writing skills, but writing helps develop your cognitive growth, organizational abilities, and the power to influence others through persuasion.  In short, writing powers the brain.

Studies show that children who practice creative writing more often are generally better in other subjects too like math, science, and languages. Challenging themselves to come up with creative thoughts and problem solve, builds the confidence and discipline students need to succeed in all areas of life.

There are many benefits to creative writing that will help your children:

Imagination And Creativity Creative writing encourages kids to exercise their creative minds and practice using their imaginations. It improves their ability to come up with alternatives. This broadens their thought processes, which can lead to success in many areas, including problem solving and analysis.

Self-Expression Children often have difficulty understanding and expressing how they feel. Through writing, children have a safe place to explore, and this can be a highly beneficial tool for expressing their feelings.

Self-Confidence Writing gives children more opportunity to assert themselves and their opinions and develop their “voice.”  These developments can really strengthen their self-confidence.

Communication And Persuasion Skills A well-written piece involves a lot of thought, planning, organization, and use of language to get a point across. What great practice for kids at laying out their thoughts and trying to clearly convince someone of their point of view.

Creativity seems to diminish as we get older. Those crazy stories of fairy tale princesses battling ferocious dragons to save the town later turns into business prose.  So, encourage your children to write, to be creative, to use their imagination, and then praise them when they do.  Build their confidence to clearly communicate their point of view, their thoughts, and their feelings.  Then think about publishing those precious stories to read over and over again at a kid-friendly site such as  Scribblitt.com , and hold onto childhood just a little longer.

About the Author Andrea Bergstein is the founder of Scribblitt.com , the only self-publishing website truly designed for kids to help them write, illustrate, and professionally publish their own books and comics. Andrea previously held the position of VP Marketing at Nelvana Animation Studios, Director of Marketing at Mattel Toys, and Consultant in Marketing Strategy.

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