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How to Say “I Like Writing Creative Writing” in French

When to Use It?

Any time you are writing something, whether it’s an email, a text message, or even an application, you can use ‘l’art de la plume’ in place of ‘l’art de la lettre’. It’s the same meaning, better word choice, and doesn’t have the same negative connotation as ‘lettre’ does.

How to Use It?

As a general rule, try to use it whenever possible. In the case of email, it’s often acceptable to use it in place of ‘the letter’. For example, if you want to write to someone and don’t have much time to write the whole letter, you can say “je t’envoie un petit email” instead of “je vais écrit à toi”. In general, we think that you should strive to replace ‘letters’ with ‘plumes’ whenever possible. The goal is to avoid the negativity that comes with the term ‘lettre’, and replace it with something more positive and creative.

Where Can I Learn More?

The best place to learn more about this topic is at the Académie française, where you can download a printable PDF of the entire dictionary for free. From their website:

  • Accordez à vous le privilège de découvrir gratuitement la nouvelle édition du ‘Dictionnaire français-française’
  • En savoir plus sur l’art de la plume et téléphoner au 09 56 56 56

Other Resources

For those who are interested in learning even more, we have compiled a list of some of the most useful resources for learning French. You can click on any of these to learn more about them.


In short, we hope that this guide will help you in saying “I like writing creative writing” in French. As you can see, it’s not that difficult – all you need is a bit of patience and some creativity! Bon Appetit!