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13 Apr 2017, 6:39 pm

I know most people with Asperger's syndrome are stereotyped to be very literal and unimaginative but that doesn't fully describe me. One of my biggest interests is creative writing. I write short stories and poetry almost every day and I'd like to think its pretty imaginative. I was wondering if there were any other people with Aspergers out there who really enjoyed writing in the creative sense. I was thinking more fiction-wise



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13 Apr 2017, 7:21 pm

*shyly waves hand*

Me! I love writing stories and poetry. I'm hopefully going to publish a book of short stories and poems soon, and then my first fantasy novel.


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13 Apr 2017, 7:29 pm

I was originally studying Creative Writing at university.

I find creative writing comes naturally to me, but not when I'm under pressure or when I'm given a set task. The stress of writing for somebody totally killed it for me, and I'm still rebuilding my confidence.

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13 Apr 2017, 7:30 pm

Taking Creative Writing at school or university never sat well with me; 'you can be creative, but you have to do it this way.'


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14 Apr 2017, 5:37 am

Not entirely sure this counts, but since I'm a hobbyist musician, I write lyrics as well. I've also written a couple of poems in my native language. Also tried my hands at writing a novel at one point, but alas, it didn't go very far.


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14 Apr 2017, 5:59 am

That is interesting Kurando, I wish you luck on getting your books published.

My college doesn't offer any creative writing courses but I took one in high school and it was fun but very restrictive like you said.



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14 Apr 2017, 7:24 am

I used to create characters and spend the entire day imagining what they do. I've only recently started to write it down.


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14 Apr 2017, 9:07 am

248RPA wrote:
I used to create characters and spend the entire day imagining what they do. I've only recently started to write it down.

I do that a lot before I go to sleep. I imagine them interacting with other characters and certain situations.



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14 Apr 2017, 10:38 am

I used to write poetry and short stories every single day. I wrote and published a novel and started working on a second novel last year for NaNoWriMo (but didn't finish it). Nowadays I have writer's block almost all the time so I'm lucky whenever I write even a short poem.



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14 Apr 2017, 1:36 pm

I have taken a few stabs at poetry and short stories every now and again; I also often fantasize about worlds and characters in those worlds and how they interact with each other and the broader world in which they are in.

Anywho, I think the completely analytical, literal, narrow minded devoid of nuance stereotype of aspies to be an unfortunate one...


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17 May 2019, 2:18 pm

Personally, I've found that creative writing can offer a therapeutic approach; hence the purpose of creative writing is personal enrichment - without concerns for publishing.

How many people have found creative writing helpful handling HFA?



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17 May 2019, 4:19 pm

The only difficulty I have with creative writing is the dialog. If I make it seem realistic, it becomes full of half-sentences and interruptions. If I make it clear, it reads like a script for a training video (or worse, a bad porn flick).

Fortunately, it does help me vent my frustrations with the "Normie" world. I do things to the villains that I wouldn't dare do in real life, or say things to them that I wish I would have thought of sooner.

Q: How many plots are there?
A: One. "Something changes, people react."


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18 May 2019, 2:02 am

Creative writing has always been my love for as long as I can remember. Most kids drew pictures, but I would write and write and write. I have dozens and dozens of notebooks filled with stories and scripts I wrote from elementary school to high school.



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19 May 2019, 2:19 pm

Lately, I've finding my experiences with creative writing to act as "an ice breaker of sorts" - as it applies to handing/understanding HFA.

I've written about sleep-dreams (and shared dream experiences with a therapist) involving social interaction; that is sleep-dreams involving esp. positive social interactions.

In the dreams, I was an active participant, not a spectator, or focused third-party observer. Whether or not, these dreams are based on real-life, or are recent or long-ago......it doesn't matter!

It make a notable difference to express sleep dreams on experiences of social interaction - esp. as it applies to HFA. Then again, it's also important to express our experiences in real life.



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22 May 2019, 1:02 am

I've heard that Aspies can't write creatively. I rank that along with whites can't dance, or blacks can't swim. I've been officially diagnosed with Asperger's and I've been published! Very likely literary greats like H.P. Lovecraft, Franz Kafka, Robert E. Howard, Thomas Ligotti, and James Elroy belong(ed) on the autistic spectrum.


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