Is writing an art form?

Is writing considered as an art form? I think it is. You create highly emotive pictures using pen and paper instead of paint or other mediums. Your opinions?

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Goodhart8 years ago
Like everything else considered as Art, it certainly CAN be. I don't think that normal prose, written in the in my forums and blogs would be considered art, anymore than crude maps drawn by hand would be (they are, after all, drawings). Art is pretty much within the (senses) of the beholder :-)

For instance, the following would be closer to art then what I started my post with:

I think that I shall never see,
a billboard lovely as a tree.

:-) Some consider punning an art too, well, maybe good punning if there is such a thing ;-)
JohnJY Goodhart7 years ago
You are very punny, indeed.
squirrelMLM8 years ago
Calligraphy is "beautiful writing" so calligraphy is writing. calligraphy is art. writing can also be picture writing such as graffiti. there is also a type of writing which name escapes is when the writing is the same when read upside down as it is right side up. like in that book, angels and demons
sharlston8 years ago
yes because graffiti is writing and graffiti is art so yes
KentsOkay8 years ago
It's an art form...
I think so, especially when you get all e.e. cummings with it. :)
Or, The Raw Shark Texts.
Kiteman8 years ago