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Writing Websites

Here are some websites to help you write creatively using good grammar and mechanics:


Writing Mechanics

  • Grammar Girl - Grammar Girl's famous Quick and Dirty Tips (delivered via blog or podcast) will help you keep your creative writing error free.
  • The Owl - Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is another popular go-to source for grammar guides, style tips and other resources for creative and academic writing.
  • Web English Teacher - This site provides an excellent section on grammar that any writer could benefit from. Topics include grammar and punctuation, parts of speech, sentence structure and mechanics.
  • GrammarBook.com - GrammarBook.com is another useful source for basic grammar rules and help with commonly confused words. It also offers free interactive English quizzes and resume assistance for job-hunting writers.

Writing Prompts

  • The Story Starter - This website offers over one trillion randomly generated story starters for creative writers.
  • CreativeWritingPrompts.com - Looking for something a little less random? This site offers over 300 clever prompts to help you start putting words on paper.
  • Fifteen Minutes of Fiction - This site is designed for people who don't have a lot of free time to dedicate to writing but want to keep their skills sharp. Each week there is a new writing prompt to which site users can respond with a quick piece of short fiction or poetry.
  • Imagination Prompt Generator - The Imagination Prompt Generator from Creativity Portal automatically generates one prompt after another to get your creative juices flowing.
  • Bonnie's Online Story Spinner - The Online Story Spinner from Bonnie Neubauer, a writing instructor, offers millions of computer generated story prompts for creative writers. These prompts offer a little extra guidance, including a setting, a starting phrase and a few words that must be included somewhere in the story.