Hark! How dost thou become a more enlightened scribe?
Enough of showing off my extraordinary writing prowess. This blog is all about you and how to make you a better, more creative communicator! As much as I’d love to prattle on about my unbelievable abilities, I’m committed to helping you… not going on and on about my incredible writing talents.
I always appreciate when someone makes me aware of an online resource that allows communicators like myself become better and more creative. So for this week’s post, I compiled some helpful suggestions of websites you can use to stretch your creative writing talents.
Mignon Fogarty is the creator and host of Grammar Girl, which provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers, Grammar Girl makes complex grammar questions simple with memory tricks to help you recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Whether English is your first language or second language, Grammar Girl’s punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer.
The Write Practice
The purpose of The Write Practice is to expand your horizons by practicing writing in different styles and voices. Fifteen minutes a day, six times a week, you will practice writing like Hemingway, James Joyce, Malcolm Gladwell, and many others. As you imitate their voices, you’ll grow into yours.
Advice To Writers
With quotes and interviews from professional writers, Advice To Writers provides a bevy of insights for those looking for inspiration to improve their writing abilities. The backlog in ATW is extensive, so visitors to the site won’t want for content from which to draw.
The Owl is Purdue University’s resource for those who want to develop and polish their writing. It offers over 200 free resources including: Writing and Teaching Writing; Research; Grammar and Mechanics; Style Guides; and ESL (English as a Second Language).
The Creativity Post
The Creativity Post is a non-profit web platform committed to sharing the very best content on creativity, in all of its forms: from scientific discovery to philosophical debate, from entrepreneurial ventures to educational reform, from artistic expression to technological innovation – in short, to all the varieties of the human experience that creativity brings to life.
Share A Story
Share A Story collects real stories from people around the world and from every background you could possibly imagine. This website hopes to paint a raw picture of humanity today, inviting writers to join those who have already contributed their personal stories. You just might have a tale that someone has been waiting to hear, or insights that could nourish a spirit hungry for inspiration.
Writing Forward is a creative writing blog packed with tips and ideas that will inspire and inform your writing projects. You’ll find posts on grammar, good writing habits and practices, plus tons of writing prompts and exercises to keep your pen moving. Writing Forward’s mission is to share helpful and inspiring creative writing tips to benefit the greater writing community and to advocate on behalf of all writers and artists.
Have you used any of these online resources? What other websites or blogs have helped you become a better or more creative writer? Let us know in the Comment section below!
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