Technical Writing vs Creative Writing

Philippines
June 15, 2007 7:10am CST
Which one do you prefer and why?
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9 responses
• United States
15 Jun 07
I love creative writing because it allows me to embrace a side of myself which is often neglected. However, technical writing allows me to "write smart" and it does better paying the bills. :-)
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
15 Jun 07
well neither actually, i write non fiction and mostly about history or current events... i rarely write fiction as i dunno, it never seems to work for me, so i usually end up writing non fic...
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• India
15 Jun 07
I woud prefer creative writing as i like creativity and is fascinated by it...You have put your own ideas or your imagination can be put into wordings..
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
Same here! I prefer creative writing so I can better express my opinions about issues in a creative manner ^_^
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
15 Jun 07
Technical writing because it can be researched, but for creative writing you should have talent also.
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• Philippines
15 Jun 07
But in technical writing, you also do creative writing, not just research, but in different way. I mean, in writing, whether it'd be technical or creative, one must have the talent. ^_^
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Jun 07
I like creative writing the best. I have this extremely weird imagination and it would not be feasible for me to write "you must oil the machine properly or the gears will detach, whirl around and slash you to pieces." I also find it is easier for me to tell a story rather than give just facts. By technical writing do you just mean writing books on operation of machinery, or do you mean article writing in general? Because in true technical writer, you need expertise in the field, long years of university education, and I do not have that. Besides I love to write fiction, and also when I write articles from my own perspective and not just write how to do stuff.
@abrarr (1246)
• Pakistan
15 Jun 07
i think i'll go for creative writing and y i 'll do take that because i have no technical skill so write so i'll write creative.
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@stella1989 (2274)
• India
15 Jun 07
Creative writing ..!! I am good at that ..!! And I don't know what is technical writing means actually..:P
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
I do not know which i like the best, but i am more exposed to technical writing since that was what i mainly do in my 2 previous jobs connected with research and academe. We made environmental scientific research studies which were published in international journals. The only creative writings i did were those submitted in our high school english class, i think.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
15 Jun 07
I prefer Technical if I have to write it, but creative if I have to read it :-)