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10 Best Blogs for Creative Writing Ideas

People think creative ideas fall from a writer’s brain like leaves from a tree. This is far from true. Many writers struggle to come up with inspired things to pen about. For this reason, both veterans and newbie scribes turn their search browsers upside-down trying to find the best creative writing blogs in cyberspace.

Ten Best Blogs for Creative Writers

The Creative Penn. You can see from her musings, award-winning blogger, Joanna Penn, has fine-tuned the art of coming up with creative writing ideas. She uses what she has learned from her writing journey to help her peers unleash their best ideas.

Romance University. Romance writers rejoice! This site features a team of writers who will help you get down to the nitty-gritty of finding steamy ideas for your romance novel or short story. This site was voted by Writer’s Digest as one of the 100 best websites for writers.

Quips and Tips for Successful Writers. Whether you need creative ideas for websites, magazines of books, Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen’s Quips and Tips site is the go to spot. When you read articles on this site, the creative ideas are sure to flow.

Writer’s Digest. This writing site is an extension to Writer’s Digest magazine. The informational articles, writing prompts, author highlights and contests featured on the site can help you generate brilliant ideas for novels and short stories.

Violent Acres. This site’s motto is, “Like you, but with poor impulse control.” If you read the posts, you’ll understand exactly what this means. This blogger takes a no-holds-barred approach to the things she writes. Her off the wall writings will give you an abnormal perspective on common topics and may help spark some of the best writing ideas.

The Courage to Create. Anyone who has ever dipped their toe in the waters of writing knows it takes courage. Ollin Morales is on a mission to help aspiring authors find the courage to write. His “If I can do it, you can do it” blogging approach will encourage you to dislodge those creative ideas from your brain and start writing.

The Write Practice. Joe Bunting and Liz Bureman believe that practice is the key to improving. Any writer looking to find creative ideas will benefit from reading the material on this site.

Write to Done. This is a one of the best creative writing blogs around. Mary Jaksch believes that coming up with great ideas and writing well is something any aspiring author can do. If you need a jolt of inspiration, check out the site.

Creative Writing Now. The writing teachers who founded this site have posted more than their fair share of articles and techniques to help light your creative fire. If you need inspiration in a hurry, this site has got you covered.

The Writing Reader. If you are an author who uses writing prompts to come up with your best creative writing ideas, this site is for you. It features prompts to help with fiction, journalism, nonfiction and other forms of writing.

We’d love to hear your thoughts! Have you been inspired by any of these sites. Do you have your own list of best creative writing blogs? Don’t be shy! Share it with us in the comments below.

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