When writing are you ideas from experience , imagination, or a combination of both?
Both. Also, it depends on what I am writing. Often a friend spurs me off or sparks my imagination which could count as experience and imagination. My serious poetry comes from experience, my not so serious (lyrical poetry) from imagination. It pretty much depends on my mood.
My style is heavily based off of imagination and humor, although it is not evident in my hubs.
A combination. I like to write some authentic experiences and stories from my life, some from imagination, and commercial hubs by researching keywords.
For me, it's writing from experience...still working on the "imagination" area, lol...my husband has that one down pat, though!
I'm usually too tired to give my imagination any freedom, so mine are pretty much from either experience or research.
Both, I try to use experience more than imagination however, both do partake I do lots of research too, I think that is my favorite part.
Most are experience. Do not know if I can put an effort into the imagination thing right now.
Mostly experience. I've started to research of few subjects. I've yet to publish any of my poems.
I don't have any imagination. Mine are all either from experience, assimilated knowledge from different research in the past, or research.
I write from my own experiences and try to put it in a voice I think appropriate for my targetted audience. I'm a screenwriter too and have many voices..lol
Definitely both. Sometimes an experience of mine or of someone else I know finds its way into one of my stories or inspires a work entirely its own. On the other hand, the needs of a story and the research I need to do to see how I can make an idea work inspires some experience.
I only write from experience really since my mind works in that way but I combine my imagination as well when giving analogies to the topic
Used to be 90% imagination, 10% experience.
Then it became 90% experience, 10% imagination
Now it's about 95% experience, 5% imagination
A lot from both. Maybe a little more from imagination...yet that is influenced from interests that were inspired by things experienced.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. I tend to liken much of my writing to a woman's face.
I getting out of here while the gettin's good, that rebekah is givin' me that look. LOL
"Writing" comes in different sizes and shapes. If it's poetry, then there's imagination, blended with experience, into an entirely fresh combination of words placed in a rhythmical form.
If it's a play or a novel, again that can be a combination of experience and imagination. The characters may resemble people you have know (or know now). But your imagination can start with your experience-based concept and take that character in a new direction.If it's nonfiction--an article or an opinion essay--experience will probably play a heavy role, but you use imagination in finding a creative way to get attention for the ideas. Most of my writing recently has been non-fiction (journalism)--which depends on experience and research. I've played a bit at writing some short stories--nothing published--and those are based on experience, mixed with imagination.
My writing is always an amalgam of experience, research, imagination, and stories gleaned from others. These stories could be people I know, news stories, something that caught my eye in my research, legends...pretty much anything, I like to incorporate it all. The limits on our writing are all self-inflicted.
probably a little of both but the real life stuff can be harder to write sometimes.
I write mostly from imagination but some of it does come from experience when writing hubs. Stories are 100% imagination.
In my view, imagination and experience are inseparable. Our experience is effected by our imagination, just as memories are-- even just a little bit. Two people can witness an event and give entirely polar opposite accounts of that same event.
I feel it depends on your need to write to begin with as to which you give greater credence to.
Writing should be an open expression and, depending on what effect you want it to have, which well it draws from the most is dependent on how you want the writing to be perceived-- as fact or fiction. Actual facts can give credence to a fictional piece-- but the opposite should not be true, by content.
Imagination is crucial to any form of writing, though. Those who say they have no imagination should check their pulse.
The choice is yours.
A nonfiction article might be written solely from accumulated experience, a poem from one or both; so the balance of imagination and experience in writing kinda depends on what you're writing about I suppose.
I'm not good at fiction, so imagination only comes in when choosing a place to write it or a photo to go with it, or a piece of clickart. Wow. I just realized I need to play more.
mine is purely experience, the only fiction comes in when my memory fails me.
I love what ddsurfsca said, and very much agree! I believe what I write would be considered memoir writing, or some such label. I'm comfortable with what I know. And have believed to be true.
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