Creative writing prompts
Here are some creative writing prompts we've developed that you may find useful. We'll be adding to these periodically, so check back often. These have been compiled by many people, please feel free to contact us if you think of any. We'll be happy to add them. Creative Writing Prompts: Story Starters
Alex J. Cavanaugh: The Insecure Writer's Support Group
The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance.
Creative Writing Topics and Short Story Ideas
Here are lots of creative writing topics to give you ideas for your own stories and novels. If you are taking one of our free online writing courses, these fiction writing prompts are especially recommended for the sections on plot structure and story climax. At the bottom of the page, you'll find a links to browse more story prompts, plus the chance to take a free writing course. Do you like this page? Please click the +1 button to recommend it. Creative writing topics - story starters with a focus on: plot structure and story climax.
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How to Write a Screenplay
In this installment of A Writer’s Voice we’re going to be looking at Blue Ruin, a nice little indie thriller by Jeremy Saulnier. What’s interesting about Blue Ruin is that its main character, Dwight, does not arc in the traditional way. He doesn’t change in the way that screenplay characters typically change. In fact, the primary journey of Blue Ruin is built around... As a producer and script consultant who reads hundreds of screenplays, one of the most common weaknesses in the majority of scripts I review has to do with dialogue that is expositional, or what we call “on the nose” — where characters state exactly what they are thinking and feeling, or tell us information...
Fantasy Name Generator
By Samuel Stoddard - Version 1.5 One of the perks of creating fantasy stories -- whether by writing a story or game or by role-playing -- is you get to make up the names. Some people relish the task while others are frustrated by it. Some like it but can't seem to create names that are diverse enough.
Are word counts really that important?
I want to talk about word counts. I know some writers could careless about word count, but these days it’s important. Well, I guess it has always been important. For me, I write shorts or novella’s as they are called. I have ghostwritten some novels, but I don’t write them per-say until now. As some of you may know I am doing Nano this month.
Fantasy Place Name Generator for RPG players and authors
Naming Your Geographical Features This name generator generates names for geographical features, town names and village names. Names vary from the amost normal to the downright bizarre.
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60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers
June 20th, 2010 Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient. Professional Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines.
25 Ways To Plot, Plan and Prep Your Story
I’m a panster at heart, plotter by necessity — and I always advocate learning how to plot and plan because inevitably someone on the business side of things is going to poke you with a pointy stick and say, “I want this.” Thus you will demonstrate your talent. Even so, in choosing to plot on your own, you aren’t limited to a single path.
Wizards of the Coast: Idea Submissions
Game Submissions We do not review unsolicited game or card submissions, return submissions, or make comments on submissions we haven't reviewed. If you have an idea for a game, we recommend that you: • Contact an agent, broker, or other experienced game industry professional.