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Writing : Creative Writing and Fiction Writing

Explore Creative Writing and Fiction Writing

The act of writing, indeed, is a creative activity. Whether we are writing about our own lives or creating stories based upon plots and characters that exist within our imaginations, we are creating new worlds and reinventing ourselves through the details of existing ones.

The articles, tools, and resources featured in this section on the Creativity Portal Web site will help you with your creative writing and fiction writing endeavors. In addition, the navigation menu on the left and New Writing Features on the right contain more writing advice, help, inspiration, and resources to help you with your writing life.

How-to Creative Writing and Fiction Writing Resources

Writing Time — Write Your Life into a Story
Weekly creative writing exercises for personal essays, poems, and memoir co-authored by Barbara Abercrombie.

1-2-Writing: Free Online Workshops
Master the fundamentals of creative writing while experimenting with new work. Writing courses designed to help you improve your fiction and prepare you to submit short stories to publishers.

The Web's Most Concise Novel Writing Guide
Peder Hill's writing tips, articles, and more. Examples and how-to's for writing a novel including its elements: conflict, character, structure and plot, dialogue, writing, and editing.

Roberta Allen Spotlight
Roberta Allen is an author, artist, teacher and coach, who has helped thousands of people. Her books include The Playful Way to Knowing Yourself, and The Playful Way to Serious Writing.

Soul Food Cafe Spotlight
"Make writing your daily practice. A portal for artists and writers alike; a safe haven where creativity flourishes. Aims to promote writing and creative pursuits as a daily practice; full of tips, techniques, references and encouragement."

Creative and Fiction Writing at
A solid resource for young people and adults featuring creative and fiction writing articles, forums, chat, and newsletter. Topics cover fantasy writing, Web cartoonist, characters, dialogue, plot, grammar, editing / revising, publishing, poetry, non-fiction, journalism, screenwriting, novels, and short stories.

Fiction Factor
"The online magazine for fiction writers featuring writing tips for all writers." Includes interviews, articles, free e-books, and more. Topics cover writing basics, getting started, motivation, word counts, dialogue, settings, action, point of view, drafts, creating the opening hook, writing short fiction, nonfiction, script writing, writing for children, and getting published.

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