Creative Writing Web Links


Academy of American Poets special exhibits and links to poets online–one of the best resources for poetry online.

The Electronic Poetry Center poets and resources online resources, exercises, poems, contests, etc.

Poetry Daily a new poem every day

The Poetry Society of America

The Favorite Poem Project Read about people’s favorite poets.

Magnetic Poetry Online

Ekphrastic Poetry

Poetry Writing Prompts



The Personal Essay useful advice and tips

20Free Essays and Stories by David Sedaris

10 Secrets of Successful Memoir Writers a journal devoted to the genre

100 Personal Essay Topic Ideas


Character Sketch as distributed in class; pdf file for download

The Poets and Writers Web Page resources for creative writers from Poets and Writers Magazine

Baby Names and Meanings names for your fictional characters

Victorian Era Names, A Writer’s Guide popular names from the 1840’s-1890’s

Behind the Name: the Etymology and History of Surnames

World Baby Names names from around the world

Most Popular Baby Names By Year Search for popular names from the 1900’s all the way up to now; great for writing historical fiction


Guide to Grammar and Writing Information on grammar, mechanics, and usage as well as the writing process

Grammar Handbook Basic information on parts of speech, clauses, and common usage problems

The Purdue Online Writing Lab A comprehensive site about writing and grammar including helpful guides, self-tests, and practice sets

Common Grammatical Errors Thanks to Mrs. Vickers’ students for the suggestion!


Exercises to Fuel Your Creativity online literature, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, quotations etc.

The Internet Public Library

Writing Corner

Writers Digest online version of popular magazine

101 Best Websites for Writers selected by Writers Digest, 2015, pdf file


Tones TZ’s award-winning literary magazine

Merlyn’s Pen publishes teen writing

Teen Ink publishes teen writing; see their submission guidelines as posted here on this website, or go to their website for further information

Famous Writers Published in Their Teens be inspired!


List of Contests for Teen Writers

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards


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