creative writing

Good Places to Make and Find Story Starters

For some students the hardest part of a creative writing assignment is developing an idea to write about. Fortunately, there are many good tools and websites that teachers can use to generate writing… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

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Reasons for a present tense narrative?

Every piece of creative writing I’ve sold has been in present tense. Now, I know I’m talking about shorter works for myself. My short stories tend to range around 20 to 30 pages so that’s still a good chunk of writing. I d...

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Those pesky paragraphs

When it comes to writing academic paragraphs or “formal” works, there are plenty of online sources to help with things like transitions, minimum number of sentences, etc. But given the type of people in this forum, I’d gue...

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Hi there, im Humei!

Hi all, I’m Humei, a woman from the Netherlands. Today i found this forum and decided to join. I am very new to creative writing: 2-3 weeks ago i started to try it out. I think i like to express myself in this way, but i am still a bi...

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Hi there, im Femke!

Hi all, I’m Femke, a woman from the Netherlands. Today i found this forum and decided to join. I am very new to creative writing: 2-3 weeks ago i started to try it out. I think i like to express myself in this way, but i am still a bi...

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First time

Hi everyone, I figured it would be appropriate to introduce myself. I’ve recently started writing seriously for the first time and this is my first time on a writers forum and it’s making me slightly nervous. I’m excited t...

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Glad To Be Here

Hello WritingForums, I, like most people here, am an aspiring writer. I’ve played around with creative writing since I was young — about 10 years old — but have never gave it a real attempt. I, “started,” my fi...

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Ever feel like there are too many rules?

There is a lot to be said for that old adage: Write without fear; edit without mercy. If you’re so afraid of breaking rules that you get to the point where you can’t write, then I think you’re in trouble. As @Steve Rivers ...

A Workshop Experience

As newsletter editor and webmaster for Writers Forum, I have tried for years to get several members to write about their experiences at workshops or conferences to share with the rest of us who had never been to one. The rest of us would li...

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Hi from the Netherlands!

Hello everyone! I’ve just signed up and wanted to quickly introduce myself. My name’s Laura, a twenty-something English teacher from the Netherlands. In my spare time I’ve got lots of creative hobbies going on, like photog...

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