Everybody needs a little help writing sometimes. So whether you are interested in writing but haven't started yet or you are working on something that has you experiencing writer's block, use these on-line resources to help kick-start your writing process. Don't forget the library also has books on writing that you can check-out!
YouTube has lots of videos on how to write, writing advice from well-known authors, as well as exercises on how to come up with ideas. Once you go to YouTube, type in "beginning writer" in the search box and dozens of videos come up. Browse through and see which ones inspire you!
There are hundreds of on-line resources about writing. Below are several of the websites you can check out for help with your writing.
Every Writers Resource - News, articles, interviews, and a blog all about writing
The Writing Resource - Bite-sized lessons to improve your writing
Writing Resource - Resources to help you become a more effective communicator, writer, and reader
Writers Write - One-stop resource for information about books,writing, and publishing
For Writers - This site is for those who have been forced by their own muse into the wonder, frustration, pain, and joy of writing
Time 4 Writing- Offers free resources, writing activities, and writing classes (for a fee)
Writer's Digest - This is the companion website to the magazine. Offers writing advice and helpful hints, hosts writing competitions, editor's blogs, and a list of resources for the aspiring writer.
Writing.com - An on-line community for writers of all interests and skill levels. Offers writing tools and opportunities for creation and inspiration.
Fiction Factor - On-line magazine for fiction writers
She Writes - On-line community for female writers
Writer's Digest University - Place where you can workshop a book you are working on
The Next Big Writer - a site dedicated to helping you become the next big writer
Fiction Writer's Review - on-line literary journal by, for and about emerging writers
Fiction Week - a meeting place for readers and writers of fiction
Publetariat - site dedicated to the indie author
Jacketflap - Online community of authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for children or young adults.