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“The Best Websites for Writers According to Writer’s Digest”

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Recently, I renewed my subscription to Writer’s Digest magazine. It had been a few years, so some things I’ve missed—like the annual 101 Websites for Writers.

Instead of posting all 101 websites (either pick up a copy of the May/June issue or go to to read the whole thing), I thought I’d post some of the ones I thought were most promising. The WD list is broken up into nine categories. Over the next few weeks, I’ll feature one of them. Today, we’ll look at the Creativity recommendations.

If you’re at a loss and can’t come up with something to write, check out . There’s a little of everything on this site—jokes, writing prompts, inspiration, and writing tips. It’s an attractive site as well.

Let’s say you’re in between writing projects (heaven forbid!) and you need something to pass the time. Be sure to take a look at . It’s like a digital literary magazine for writers. It’s brought to you by the same people who created Medium.

On you’ll find the following: exists to cure writer’s block and inspire creativity. You can choose from a multitude of writing games, gizmos, generators, writing prompts and exercises, tips, experiments and manifestoes from infamous avant garde writers and how-to articles on fiction writing and poetry.

The site is true to its word (sorry). For those who love language and exploring words, this might be your ideal website. With all of the games and exercises, Language Is A Virus is a much better use of your time than staring off into space.

Out of WD’s list of eight websites under creativity, those are my favorites. Stay tuned, and I’ll bring you more from Writer’s Digest list of best websites for writers next week!


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