One of the primary goals of the field of creative writing studies is to examine creative writing lore. Lore is anecdotal knowledge, often passed down through generations as informal advice and traditional knowledge that is often framed as appealing to our common sense. Lore is not necessarily wrong or bad; indeed, it usually has more than a grain of truth to it, which is why it survives and continues to be shared, like a folk remedy for the common cold.
Journal of Creative Writing Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/vol2/iss2/6