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Creative Writing – How to Write Stories and Essays

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

Commaful is a community to share stories and poetry. This site would be great for older student to share small stories with others. I do encourage parents to pre-read some of the stories and poetry on the site to make sure it is appropriate for your child.

Let your children share their writing on their own blog. Edublogs is free for students to get started in the blogging world.

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.

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?

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

NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program
National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to draft an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!Our Young Writers Program supports K–12 students and educators, as well as independent young writers, as they take part in the challenge.

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.

Stone Soup
Stone Soup is a digital magazine written and illustrated by young writers and artists. It is the leading publisher of creative writing by children ages 13 and younger. Encouraging all kinds of creativity, and writing in the English language, Stone Soup has subscribers and contributors all over the world.

Let your children share their stories online and in print. Storyjumper provides a place for your child to create their book online and add their voice or other audio! You can check out stories written by others and order your published story to share with friends and family at home!

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

Wattpad is a well-known story sharing site that is also compatible with mobile devices. For older teens and adults, this would be a great place to share some of their stories. This site does have all types of stories so use at your own risk due to content and please remember to check out the site for yourself before sharing with your children.

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 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 the 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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