Artforms serve as framework for the artists’ creative input.
A Shakespearean Sonnet has a distinct form. The constraints of rhyme scheme and iambic pentameter did not impede artistic expression — quite the contrary.
Writers of fiction faced with the suggestion to build an outline or follow a form sometimes balk, arguing that such structure interferes with the creative process.
Structure in story-building creates the need for the writer to find innovative ways to tackle fundamental problems in the story’s structure.
Creativity can be cultivated in composition.