Creative Writing

ABC's of the Writing Process

Overviews each of the five stages of the writing process.

Absolute Write

Provides resources for screenwriting, freelance writing, playwriting, novels, and non-fiction. A free weekly newsletter is available.

The Arvon Foundation

Runs five-day residential creative writing courses, taught by professional writers and genuinely open to anyone, with subsidy for people on low income.

Aurora D

Book reviews, quotations, links and exercises for writers. Of special interest to writers of fantasy, children's young adult fiction, and poetry.

Aylad's Creative Writing Group

Creative writing group for writers from around the world.

The Bardic Circle

An online writing group that offers creative writing exercises, classes in technique and critiques, writing submissions expected.

Community Fiction and Ideas

Provides a creative writing forum to discuss ideas, recieve feedback, and share thoughts about the craft.

Includes an unrestricted publishing and discussion forum for writers, links, and tips.

Creative Writing Exercises

Part of a book about spirituality. Chapter 4 is about creativity and has some writing exercises.

Offers love, heartache, and humor poems to read. Also has the ability to submit poems.

Daily Writing Exercise

Offers tips for characterization, dialogue, plot, description, and setting. Overcome writer's block with prompts that free the imagination. From Michelle Richmond, author and creative writing teacher.

Granta: What We Teach When We Teach Creative Writing

Award-winning author Peter Ho Davies makes the case for creative writing courses.

H B Writer's Group

A small writer's group that offers a new exercise to complete every month and the chance to receive feedback on your work from other writers.

Hatch's Plot Bank

2300+ plot ideas for fiction and screen writers. Creative writing

Supporting creative writing in the context of the classics. A huge site. More than just writing.

Instant Muse

Free writing prompt utilities for poets and short fiction writers. Defeat writer's block using the 'random input' suggestions: the poetry generator produces a first line of poetry, while the story starter produces building blocks for fiction.

iVilliage - Writing How-To's

Provides information for the beginning writer. The how-to's range from character and plot development to basic information on getting published.

Legardinia--The Land of Legends

Dedicated to helping new writers hone their skills as well as trying to find ways to get new writers published (either online or by a publishing house).

Lesson Tutor

Creative writing assignments for 9th graders, stretch them beyond the concrete.

The Magic of Creative Writing

Learn to write as professional writers. The Magic of Creative Writing is for everyone who would like to learn how to express themselves efficiently and with clarity.

Miz Write Community

Display your creative writing talent through poetry, fiction or non-fiction. Join others who share your passion for writing! Enjoy feedback, constructive critiquing, advice and the friendship of aspiring/professional writers.

Moonspinners Writer's Page

A forum for creative writers. Includes an email tutorial conducted by author, Maureen M. McMahon.

Original Stories

Provides writers a venue to post their works for all to see, to comment on, and add to. Works in many fields are accepted and all resources are free.

The Pleasure Dome:a home for writers

The Dome is an online learning community for writers, artists and musicians offering free tuition in creative writing, personal and professional support, resources, discussion, and humour.

The Random Logline Generator

A customizable random generator of story scenerios, plots, and character names. For bored citizens, role-playing gamers, and mutant playwrites alike.


Online writers' workshop - submit and review short stories.

The Story A Day Writer's Kit

Get your creative juices flowing with this free, fun exercise for writers of all types.

A Story is a Promise

Site explores the craft of writing through reviews of popular movies, books and plays. Helpful to beginning and intermediate writers.

Survivng: 16 Castaways 39 Days. The Ultimate Adventure Story

This is a site that contains a story about 16 castawyas that are stuck in a remote area for 39 days. Tribes will compete for Immunity so that they will not vote off their own members. A new episode is posted every three or four days. Who will be the ultimate to be Surviving?

Tera's Wish: Creativity for Everyone

Each of us has some unique talent. You may not know what it is yet, but you have something to contribute. Tera's Wish is about exploring the energy within each of us that fulfills and makes us most happy. Writing exercises.

Wake Up Writing

Daily writing exercise to get your pen moving first thing in the morning.

Wordlit - your words on the web

No more hidden manuscripts that will never see the light of day. Share your creative writing with a global community by submitting your work to our site.


Creative writing for the web, business and individuals.

Write On!

A free, freewheeling workshop for writers of all genres, featuring articles on writing by members and a place where budding and expert writers can submit exercises for feedback.

Write on Maui

Write on Maui is a connection for Maui writers, classes, motivational tools, writing groups, and events.

Write to the Heart

Writing therapy for personal development and creative expression.

Writer's Block

By Lori Hunter at Suite101, Weekly feature articles.

Writers Coup

An online club for writers with e-publishing news, opinion, stories, resources, reviews, links and posting board

The Writer's Spiral

Unique, growing site for writers and readers.

Writers Voice Community

A community for aspiring young writers and seasoned veterans. Publishing of short work, critiques, and communication with others.

Writer's Write

Resource for information about books, writing, and publishing. Chat and message boards available.

WriteWords Writers Community

Includes resources for new writers, archives, publishers directory, interviews, articles, jobs, writers forum, and news.

Writing Counterpoints

Two essays from entirely opposite perspectives to stimulate your writer's muse.

The Writing Page

Answering Essay Questions, The Five-Paragraph Essay, and other subjects.

Writing the Natural Way

Dr. Gabriele Rico's site, Writing The Natural Way, turns the task of writing into the joy of writing. Visitors can submit their writings for review.

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