creative writing

10 Creative Ways to Beat Writer’s Block Fast

We’re smack in the middle of NaNoWriMo, and some of us are probably a little bit behind on our word count—definitely, definitely not me, but you know, some of us. Cough. Right. Anyway, it’s time to pick up the pace: This piece from t...

Top Websites for Writers: 10 Online Writing Communities

Each year we scour the web for our annual 101 Best Websites for Writers, a comprehensive collection of online resources for writers. Year after year, we review dozens of reader nominations, revisit sites from past lists, consider staff favo...

What’s the Big Idea? 20 Out-of-the-Box Writing Exercises & Story Starters

Fresh out of story ideas? Generate your next big concept with these 20 out-of-the-box writing exercises and story starters, created by the editors of Writer’s Digest. Every story starts as a concept: a microscopic kernel of a premise that...

Writing Scary Stories & Horror for Kids: 4 Lessons from Goosebumps Author R.L. Stine

There is a fine line between scary and funny when it comes to clowns, ventriloquist dummies and other creepy ghouls, but author R.L. Stine heads straight for the dark side. For more than 25 years, Stine has been writing horror for kids arou...

NaNoWriMo and Finding Your Creative Flow

To kick off NaNoWriMo, executive director Grant Faulkner shares the secrets to finding your creative flow, a key skill for any writer and an especially useful tactic for completing a 30-day writing challenge.  The following is excerpted f...

What does writing mean to you? Take the Writer’s Digest community survey!

Writer’s Digest and Script Mag readers come in all shapes and sizes. Some have never written before, but have a novel or short story on the tips of their pens and want to know how to bring it to life. Some have completed a manuscript, hav...

Storybird – Fantastic Art to Inspire Writing

Earlier this week I was browsing for new Chrome extensions to try when I stumbled upon the Chrome extension for Storybird. The extension itself doesn’t do much more than just direct you to the Storybird website. But trying the extensi...

Your Life in Comics – 100 Writing Prompts from Make Beliefs Comix

Make Beliefs Comix is a nice service on which students can create their own comics. But there is more to Make Beliefs Comix than just comic creation tools. Make Beliefs Comix offers free ebooks containing many writing prompts for students. ...

Seven Good Places to Find Writing Prompts

Anyone who has ever taught language arts has heard, “I don’t know what to write about” from a student or two. If you’ve ever heard that from a student, take a look at the following sites and apps to find writing prom...

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Writing habits you wish to acquire.

I have been always researching what it truly means to be a creative writer with the habits to succeed. To me I get writer’s block because of the following: I don’t read newspapers, I don’t journal. What I do is read storie...

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