I’m doing a writing workshop for teens at the end of the month and thought it would be good to compile a list of resources for them — there’s nothing like coming home from the workshop, overwhelmed from the day, and you can’t remember any of the practical things that you can do when you are on your own! I’ve found these sites to have some great generators, exercises, and information. I also just want to collect a list of useful sites for myself for when I’m needing some inspiration. What do you think? Anything to add?
National Novel Writing Month Young Writer’s Program, http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ . Nanowrimo is a challenge to write a novel in the month of November, but even if you don’t want to do this, they have great resources for writing on their site, including a dare machine to jump start your writing, and online workbooks for novel writing.
Seventh Sanctum Page of Generators, http://www.seventhsanctum.com/ . This site is filled with generators for many aspects of writing, such as character names, plot twists, magic, fandom, etc. This site is especially good for fantasy, sci-fi, and gaming types.
Plot Generator, http://www.plot-generator.org.uk/ . This site will give you entire plots, along with a synopsis of a story for all sorts of genres.
Language is a Virus, http://www.languageisavirus.com/ has writing prompts, generators, and exercises.
Writing Exercises, http://writingexercises.co.uk/index.php, has lots of generators, and prompts, including images, first lines, characters, dialogue, as well as writing exercises.
I also love the Terrible Minds: Chuck Wendig blog, http://terribleminds.com/, but it’s not one I can share with teens, due to language. But he’s got a great blog, though, for writing and life in general.