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'Academic writing in higher education research is commonly perceived as the process of ‘writing up’ knowledge rather than exploring ideas. As a result, the potential to use creative writing approaches to develop and relay meaning has often been overlooked. This article investigates creative writing as a rich and meaningful mode of representation in academia. It argues how dominant institutional discourses inhibit personal voice by favouring objectivity, and further affirms that researchers need to oppose the pressures of academic writing by ‘coming into’ one’s creative writing voice and consciousness. It is anticipated that using literary and poetic devices to relay the writer’s personal and creative voice can generate research that encompasses the full richness of human experience.' (Abstract)

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    y separately published work icon New Writing vol. 14 no. 3 2017 11713345 2017 periodical issue

    'In order to function, your imagination employs an intensity of feeling. It can function only through such intensity because it needs to create, only from your memories, emotions, knowledge and perceptions, representations of activities and things that are not immediately present and not therefore accessible to your senses.

    'Your imagination’s intensity of feeling is empowered by your emotions. Emotions are widely shared human assessments, psychological and physiological reactions to events, people, experiences, the world, thoughts. Your feelings are how such emotions are individually described by you. Two people can have similar psychological and physiological reactions and one of them might describe the feeling as ‘love’ and the other person describe the feeling as ‘affection’. Because the imagination is key to creative writing, the place of feeling is heightened and your individual interpretation of emotions (yours and those of others) is therefore essential to creative writing.' (Editorial)

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