Imagination is not creativity.
This is a strange statement to make, and one that is not aligned with the way I think. But in our definition essays, we had to figure out what is not our term. My term was creativity.
You can imagine an object in your room is in a different location, or you can imagine that your computer is purple, but that's not creative.
You can leap frog over someone in the hallway. It's a creative solution, but it's not imagination.
You can walk around someone in the hallway. That's neither creative nor imaginative; it's just a common sense solution.
If you write, period, you need to be creative. People who are bad writers are uncreative. If you make up a story, whether realistic or fantasy, you are imaginative. If you can write the statement "Today I went to school" on a school day or "Today I stayed home" on a weekend or "Today I went to work" when you have a job, that's all common sense.
So imaginative and creativity are not common sense. Imagination is not creativity.
I like these definitions. I feel more literate now.