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Creative Writing – How to Write Stories and Essays

Writing Process For Kids
AN A2Z RESOURCE
by Kim Kautzer. Brainstorm. Write a rough draft. Write your first revision. Get editing and comments. Writing your final draft.

Essay Punch
You will be guided on how to develop an idea and write your own short essay, consisting of an introduction, a two- to three-paragraph body, and a conclusion. Program prompts guide users step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing.

Figment
Share what you do. Find what you love. Join chats with top writers, editors and publishing professionals. Join a group with similar interests. Get advice on The Daily Fig.

Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. Either way, your essay will have the same basic format.

Homeschool Kids and Plagarism
Has plagiarism ever come up in conversation at home with your kids? Maybe it should. By Susan Richman.

HomeschoolNaNo
A group of homeschooling parents and kids that participate in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) competition in each November. Moderated by Tammy Takahashi.

James Patterson Teaches You Writing
The course is entirely free and you can work through it at your own pace. The exercises are designed to help you start writing and self-analyze your work. Feedback from a tutor will not be provided. If you would like me to give Jame Patterson’s professional opinion on your creative writing beyond this course he will charge professional rates.

Judy Blume Talks About Writing
When I began to write, some people humored me.  You’ve always been such a dreamer! Some discouraged me.  Do you know what the odds are…do you know how many would-be writers there are out there?  Some were actually angry.  What makes you think you can write?

KidLit
We offer all kids an opportunity to see their works of art or literature published on the worldwide web.

Mysteries by Kids
Winning stories from MysteryNet’s Writing Contest. MysteryNet posted story starters, and kids finished the mini-mysteries. Enjoy these great mysteries– written by and for kids like you.


Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
An interactive, menu-driven, online writer’s guide and handbook distributed freely over the web.

Paragraph Punch
You will learn to develop an idea and write your own topic sentence, body, and conclusion.

Pomegranate Words
Offering free lessons in poetry and fiction, critiquing services, opportunities for teen writers, and other resources for writers of all ages.


Story Teller
So many things to write about – so little time. Let your imagination run wild and share your story with other kids from all over the world.

Teen Ink
Online writing course. Contest, books & more.Submit your work. A national magazine devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums.

World Wide Workshop
We believe that contemporary education — that is, learning to learn, think, create, invent, and lead with technology — are essential skills for being able to participate and be competitive in the innovation economy.

Write Me a Story
A place where you can try your writing skills, share your imagination, read fun stories and maybe even get published on the Internet.

Write to an Alien
If you could send an interstellar message to an intelligent being on another planet…what would you say?

Young Writers
We share writing tips and prompts, and hold monthly competitions (event link on page) which aim to help writers improve their writing. Instagram account: @youngwriters Twitter account. More information on the Young Writers site.


Young Writers Society
We are an online community for young writers ages 13+. Find a writing partner here. Role-play as your own character to help find inspiration.

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