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Creative Writing Websites

Web-based Resources for English Language Teaching & Learning
Leslie Opp-Beckman, University of Oregon

Articles

What We Teach When We Teach Creative Writing 
http://www.granta.com/features/2001/05/ho-davies

  • Award-winning author Peter Ho Davies makes the case for creative writing courses.

Write On! 
http://write-on.homeip.net/

  • A series of discussions and informal articles for writers of all genres. 

Lesson Plans, Teaching Tips and Interactive Web Sites 

ABC's of the Writing Process 
http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess

  • Overviews each of the five stages of the writing process. 

Aurora D 
http://www.hitthosekeys.com/

  • Book reviews, quotations, links and exercises for writers.  

Creative Writing, from Teacher’s Corner
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/writing/creative/

Daily Writing Exercise 
http://www.michellerichmond.com/exercise.html

  • New exercises daily on characterization, ialogue, plot, description, setting, & more.  

ESL Creative Writing Worksheets
http://bogglesworld.com/creativewriting.htm

Instant Muse
http://www.webcom.com/wordings/artofwrite/inspiration.html

  • Home of the Poetry Generator and Story Starter online tools. 

Language Arts Lesson Plans, from Columbia Education Center
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/lang.html

  • Small print, but well worth investigating. 

Language Arts – Creative Writing Lesson Plans
http://www.lessontutor.com/ltlist.html

  • Scroll down the page to Creative Writing and click on the grade level(s) of interest. 

PIZAZZ: Creative Writing Ideas for EFL/ESL
http://www.uoregon.edu/~leslieob/pizzaz.html

  • Creative writing  and storytelling ideas for EFL/ESL teachers. 

Wake Up Writing 
http://www.wakeupwriting.com

  • Daily writing exercise to get your pen moving first thing in the morning. 

Writer's Block 
http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/writers_block

  • By Lori Hunter at Suite101, Weekly feature articles. 

Directories 

Fostering Creative Writing, from Michael Krauss, Lewis and Clark College
http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/tesol98/creativity.html 

ESL Writing Guide, from Dave Sperling
http://www.eslcafe.com/search/Writing/ 

Google > Creative Writing
http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Writers_Resources/Creative_Writing/ 

Writing, from I-TESL-J
http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/links/ESL/Writing/