So you want to be a writer. Short stories or novels? Children or adults? And where in the world do you start? Here are articles to help you on your way:
Story Starters for Creative Writing Exercises Lists of simple story starters make great creative writing exercises for group work or daily writing practice. Pick one of these writing prompts to begin.
Avi Gives Advice on Writing Newbery Award winning author Avi gives how-to-write advice in “A Beginning, A Muddle, and an End: The Right Way to Write Writing.”
Fiction Story Ideas – Pictures Pictures and paintings can stimulate your imagination, leading to great fiction ideas.
Fiction Story Ideas – News Events Here are some tips to use news stories as starting ideas for your fiction.
Fiction Story Ideas – True Stories Start with a true life story, but follow these guidelines to turn it into good fiction.
Write What You Know John Grisham, Dick Francis, Jeff Stone and Sara Gruen are great examples for aspiring writers to “write what you know.”
Why Join a Critique Group? Critique groups are an invaluable tool for any writer. Why should you join a critique group? What can you learn? What do you have to offer?