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Creative Writing Websites

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


What We Teach When We Teach Creative Writing

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

Write On!

  • 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

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

Aurora D

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

Creative Writing, from Teacher’s Corner

Daily Writing Exercise

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

ESL Creative Writing Worksheets

Instant Muse

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

Language Arts Lesson Plans, from Columbia Education Center

  • Small print, but well worth investigating. 

Language Arts – Creative Writing Lesson Plans

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

PIZAZZ: Creative Writing Ideas for EFL/ESL

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

Wake Up Writing

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

Writer's Block

  • By Lori Hunter at Suite101, Weekly feature articles. 


Fostering Creative Writing, from Michael Krauss, Lewis and Clark College 

ESL Writing Guide, from Dave Sperling 

Google > Creative Writing 

Writing, from I-TESL-J