I’ve wanted to use that image since I first saw it. Not sure how it applies to today’s post, but hopefully it made you smile
I’m coming off my post-Olympic high. I miss coming home and watching elite athletes fulfill their dreams. I don’t know about you, but I found it inspiring. It gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling in my core. Those people worked hard, sacrificed, trained, and look where it got them. Writers aren’t that different. We have to go through a lot of the same things (but with more wine and chocolate and less laps and pushups).
Our minds are constantly being pushed, our imaginations stretched. We’re honing our craft. If you’re like me, you’ve pretty much given up sleep. Learning, we’re always learning. And what is this ”free time” you speak of? Yet we do it because we love it. We have goals and dreams, and we won’t stop until we make it.
What does all this have to do with creativity? Well, as writers, creativity is kind of important to the whole process. I have a bookmarks folder titled, “Websites for Creativity,” and I thought I’d pass along some of my favorites. Think of them as training tools. (There, I totally tied this back to the Olympics Sneaky, right?)
Critters is a part of Critique.org but for horror (here’s looking at you, Brian), fantasy, and sci-fi writers. How awesome is that? It can be hard to find critique partners for genre fiction; thankfully critters helps writers connect.
Creativity Portal - If you want to read articles about creativity, and I do this sometimes to better understand the creativity process, then creativity portal is a good resource.
Easy Street Prompts - Like writing prompts? Check this one out.
Six Sentences - This website invites you to tell a story in six sentences. Kind of interesting.
Plot Scenario Generator - This is one of my new favorites. The whole website is really good.
Five Free College Level Writing & Lit Videos - Who says you have to pay to learn?
InkPageant - A collection of blog posts for writers.
80 Journal Writing Prompts - I’m a sucker for journaling and writing prompts. What more could I want?
That should be enough to keep you busy for a while. What about you? What are some of your go-to sites for creativity?