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Finding the Best Creative Writing Blogs on the Internet

Regardless how many books I’ve written or sold, if I’m not still educating myself about writing, I’m stagnating.

My late mother taught me the value of life-long learning. Not only was she a piano teacher into her eighties, but she was also a piano student. 

One of the most powerful learning tools today is the internet. But you could surf through endless writing blogs before finally finding which are the best for you and worthy of your time. 

So I asked my team to research what’s out there, and we’ve compiled a short list to get you started. But you also know how to search by specifying genres and areas of interest, so don’t stop here. Our list is by no means exhaustive, and I haven’t even included all the ones I enjoy. 

Here, then, are just suggestions of a few blogs you might want to check out to start your own list of writing resources —and we list them in alphabetical order:

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  • Become a Writer Today

Through his blog Become a Writer Today , Bryan Collins focuses on the needs of new writers. 

A non-fiction writer, blogger, and podcaster, Bryan writes on those genres, as well as on self-publishing . He’s written two 3-book series, “Become a Better Writer Today” and “The Power of Creativity.” 

A team of writers cover the business side of writing and such topics as writer’s block , formatting, and best practices. 

  • The Creative Penn

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, Joanna Penn is behind The Creative Penn . 

She also writes books for writers—her 21 titles have sold more than a half million copies. She’s a speaker, an entrepreneur, runs Curl Up Press, and has been named one of the top 100 Creative Professionals in the UK. 

Joanna’s blog focuses on self-publishing, marketing, and writing. The Creative Penn podcast offers more than 350 episodes on writing.

  • Creative Writing Now

Founded by writing teacher Nancy Strauss, Creative Writing Now offers courses, tips , prompts, and information on writing contests. Writing teachers will find lesson plans as well.  

DIY MFA serves as a do-it-yourself manual for the equivalent of a Master of Fine Arts in writing without the expense. It centers on writing with focus, reading with purpose, building your writing community, and how to discover the writing tools available online and off.

Founded by author and podcaster Gabriela Pereira, the site posts on everything from playwriting to surviving rejection, travel writing, and many other writing topics. She offers a “ writer igniter ” that generates writing prompts. 

  • Jane Friedman

A must read for writers and publishers, blogger Jane Friedman is one of the leading voices in the digital age of publishing.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, publishes The Hot Sheet (a newsletter for authors), is a columnist for Publishers Weekly , a professor with The Great Courses ( How to Publish Your Book ), and wrote The Business of Being a Writer . 

Jane’s blog offers how-to’s on publishing, writing a book proposal , finding a literary agent , and many other such topics. 

  • Helping Writers Become Authors

Through her website Helping Writers Become Authors , K.M. Weiland has published more than 1,200 blog posts educating writers on the ins and outs and dos and don’ts of writing and publishing. 

She offers a bi-monthly e-letter, a podcast, and a vlog. She writes historical and speculative fiction, as well as how-to books, including Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel .

  • Live Write Thrive

Novelist, copyeditor, and writing coach C.S. Lakin  created Live Write Thrive to help write your novel with posts like “ The Challenges of Believability in Writing Science Fiction ” and “ The 3 Ways to Show Emotion in Your Characters .” 

Bridget and Brendan McNulty and Dagmar Timler co-founded Now Novel , a platform designed to help you craft your story . 

The blog offers information for writers at every stage, a character writing hub, productivity tips, and help creating fantasy worlds. 

  • Pro Writing Aid

Pro Writing Aid is a desktop app you can use with programs like Scrivener , Word, and Google Docs. It catches grammar errors, suggests style changes, and even checks your work for plagiarism.

Their blog covers which writing apps are best, the writing process, blogging and content writing, grammar rules , and business writing. 

  • Write It Sideways

Founded by Suzannah Windsor, Write It Sideways is for aspiring and emerging writers . 

A team of writers answers questions budding writers ask, and blogs on things like writer’s intuition,“Confessions of a Writing Group Virgin,” and “Here’s the Type of Hate Mail Bloggers Get.” 

  • Writers Helping Writers

Authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi created Writers Helping Writers for new writers, seasoned writers, editors, and writing teachers. The blog offers advice on technique and strategy, as well as “Navigating the Changing Face of Book Promotion with Smart, Effective Strategies” and “ How To Stop Self-Doubt From Holding You Back From Writing .” 

  • The Write Practice

Joe Bunting started The Write Practice to help writers become better through practice. 

He offers writing prompts and provides a platform for fellow writers to offer feedback on what you’ve written. 

And of course you’re always welcome to visit me at .

Over the last half century I’ve been an editor, a publisher, a nonfiction author, and a novelist—yet I’m still learning and growing like you. I offer a 20-Step Guide on How to Write a Book , How to Develop a Great Story Idea , Find the Right Writers Group and How to Write Dialogue . 

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The best mentoring comes from seasoned writers proven in their fields. So dive into these blog sites and commit to life-long learning. 

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10 Tumblr Blogs To Follow For Great Writing Tips

Few websites are friendlier to creatives than Tumblr , a place to scroll through, like, and reblog posts like there’s no tomorrow. It’s not surprising, then, that hundreds of writing blogs have popped up all over that site faster than you can say “dashboard”.

With so many to choose from, it can get a bit daunting when trying to figure out which you should pay attention to. Therefore, I’ve gathered here 10 of the best must-follow Tumblr blogs for writers . Whether it’s helpful feedback or just some inspiration that you need, these sites can help you keep on writing.

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1. The Right Writing

“A tip a day keeps writer’s block away.” This, in a nutshell, is The Right Writing ‘s tagline (if it had one). Unlike most writing blogs, TRW does its best to give more than generic writing advice such as “Set a daily writing quota” or “Just keep hammering away at your keyboard”. Instead, it gives specific, actionable tips on how to craft a first line, how to describe a character, how to craft an eye-catching title, etc. The blog also occasionally posts interesting, writing-related links.

2. Quotes From Books

Whether you need life advice from the world’s greatest writers or inspiration for writing awesome lines, Quotes from Books is the blog to follow. The site also provides book recommendations in case you’re looking for something new to read. After all, writers need to read as much – if not more than – they write, right?

3. Writing Quotes

If “writer’s block” is bugging you (again), check out this site. Writing Quotes dishes out tips straight from the greats themselves on how to write, how not to write, how to read , and “all sorts of wordy things”, as the blogger put it. Pro-Tip: You can reblog the quotes that resonate the most with you, and tag them “writing quotes”, so you can refer back to them later when you need them. More Tumblr tips here .

4. WordStuck

One of a writer’s greatest weapons is an expansive vocabulary, and WordStuck does a wonderful job of filling that need. The site regularly posts about words from around the world and their respective meanings, framed in beautiful graphics created by the blogger. It’s especially fun when the site posts words that have no direct English translation – and you’re a native speaker of the language that uses that word!

5. Yeah Write

Yeah Write doesn’t just dish out writing advice, post daily prompts, and write about industry news, it also encourages writers to come together as a community through their “workshopper” program, where people can publicly offer their editing/proofreading / workshopping services. Whether you need any of these services or not, Yeah Write is a must-follow site.

6. Writing Problems

Ever felt that you’re the only one who suffers from (insert writing problem here)? Don’t worry; Writing Problems is here to let you know that, yes, you’re not the only one who types a word, presses “Backspace”, types that word again, and presses “Backspace” again. Scroll through their posts for a dose of side-splitting, “Hey, I can relate to this!” humor, and feel your writing-related stress melt away.

7. Fix Your Writing Habits

Writers have a nasty habit of doing everything except – irony of ironies – writing. Douglas Adams, for instance , was notorious for missing deadlines, and had to be locked up in hotel rooms to have any of his work done. (In case his name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the man behind The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy .)

As the blog’s title implies, Fix Your Writing Habits tries to give you the best advice possible for getting you back on track, as well as vanquishing the Procrasti-Monster forever. The site is run by multiple authors , who put their money where their mouth is by posting on the blog regularly.

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8. Reference For Writers

If you’re a writer who constantly works under tight deadlines, Reference For Writers is for you. The site posts comprehensive lists and links to research materials that would have taken you hours to find on your own. Occasionally, it posts the usual writing-blog material: tips, ideas, and inspiration for wordsmiths.

9. The Writing Café

Don’t want to clutter your dashboard with too many writing blogs? Just follow this one, then. The Writing Café is your all-in-one resource for writing advice, writing resources, links to research materials, etc. The blogger is friendly enough to answer questions, and patient enough to direct you to existing links if you ask a question that’s already been answered.

10. Your Favorite Author’s Tumblr Blogs

It’s difficult to link to just one author, since there are so many of them, and each of them caters to a specific taste. Personally, I follow Neil Gaiman for updates on his work, as well as Joe Hill , the eldest son of Stephen King and a formidable horror author in his own right. You can find more author blogs when you click “Find Blogs” on your dashboard, and click “Writers” in the Spotlight tab .

These blogs are just the tip of the iceberg. As writing keeps evolving as a craft, it’s inevitable for new writing blogs to mushroom all over the web (not just on Tumblr). If you know other writing blogs that haven’t been listed here, please do share them in the comments section.

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Why writers should be using tumblr: a complete guide.

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Tumblr is a blogging platform that can be used to engage with readers, share content, and connect with other writers. With Tumblr, users can post photographs, videos, quotes, links, music, and text posts.

One of the best ways to build a following on Tumblr is to create content that people will want to reblog. Your content will have greater reach if other users share it with their followers. It is similar to Twitter and the retweet button.

How writers can use Tumblr

Writers often use Tumblr to display their writing in a unique way. For example, they might create a “Tumblr novel” where each chapter is a separate post on the blog. Or they might choose to do a series of micro-fiction stories that are only one or two sentences long.

Understand Tumblr’s culture

Before diving into promotion tactics, it’s critical to understand the platform you’re working with. Tumblr is a mix of microblogging and social networking, where multimedia and short-form content thrive. It houses a vibrant community that values creativity, humour, and social commentary.

  • Appreciate the visual aspect: While it’s a place for writing, Tumblr also has a strong focus on visuals. Including images, GIFs, or videos can help your posts stand out.
  • Engage with the community : Follow other writers and readers, reblog their content, and participate in discussions. Being active in the community can help you grow your audience organically.
  • Be authentic : Tumblr users value genuineness. Be true to your voice and style, and your authenticity will resonate with your audience.

Create captivating (or useful) content

Now that you have a sense of Tumblr’s atmosphere, let’s talk about the content that can help you shine as a writer.

  • Share snippets of your work: Tease your readers with thrilling excerpts from your stories or poems.
  • Write about your writing process: Readers love to get behind-the-scenes looks at how stories are made.
  • Offer writing tips: Sharing your knowledge can help establish you as a trustworthy voice within the writing community.
  • Create quote graphics: Share memorable quotes from your work over eye-catching images.
  • Share character art and mood boards: Give a voice to your characters and let readers see your story world come to life.
  • Uplift other writers: Once you start to build a writing community don’t be afraid to share other writers’ wins. We’re all in this together, and the more we support each other, the more support we’ll receive.

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Utilise Tumblr’s enagagment features

Tumblr has several built-in features that can enhance your promotional efforts.

  • Tags : Use relevant, popular tags to ensure your posts are discoverable by a wider audience.
  • Asks and Submits : Enable these to encourage direct engagement, allowing followers to ask questions or submit content. You can also use these features that other writers have enabled to build your community.
  • Queue and Schedule : Keep your blog active by scheduling posts throughout the week, keeping in mind when your audience is most active. By scheduling, you can make sure the content goes out, even if you’re not around to post.

Engage with your followers

Building a community is about more than just sharing your content; it’s about interaction.

  • Respond to comments and messages : Show appreciation for feedback and engage in conversations.
  • Reblog and like other writer’s content: Support your peers, and they’re likely to reciprocate.
  • Respond to Asks : Let your followers get to know you better and ask questions about your work.
  • Cross-promote : Share your Tumblr posts on other social media platforms to draw in more readers.
  • Collaborate with other creators: Work with other writers or artists on Tumblr to cross-promote each other’s work.
  • Participate in writing challenges : Engage in Tumblr-based writing prompts or challenges to showcase your work to a new audience.

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Shelby Leigh is a poet, mental health advocate, and author marketing strategist who has been writing on the internet for 6+ years, amassing a following of more than 300,000 readers. Her third poetry book is coming in Fall 2022 through Central Avenue Publishing.

I asked her how she has been using Tumblr and her advice for other authors who want to use the platform.

“There are so many writers on Tumblr, but that doesn’t mean it’s an oversaturated platform! Tumblr is the first platform I started sharing my writing on, and I quickly built an audience to more than 100k in a year. It’s fairly simple to get visibility on Tumblr because, similar to Twitter, posts can be reshared really easily to different audiences. Relevant tags are also pretty effective in getting more views and engagement on your posts.”

What type of posts by writers perform best on Tumblr?

“I’ve found that two types of posts perform best: simple, text-only quote posts and high-quality photos of quotes from books or journals. The text posts are easiest to do because you just need to type your poem! However, I have had photos of pages of my poetry books perform very well, too.”

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Best tips for writers using Tumblr?

Shelby Leigh has been writing on Tumblr for years.

“Like any social media platform, I recommend consistency and quality. Stick with a posting schedule that you can adhere to, whether that’s twice a week or every day. Experiment with different post types to see what works best for you and your audience. Use relevant hashtags to get more eyes on your work. Finally, engage with others. You should never follow to unfollow, or like people’s posts just to get likes back. However, you should find other accounts you truly enjoy and engage with them regularly. That is the best way to build a community!”

Tumblr offers a unique landscape for creative writers to promote their work and grow their readership. By understanding the platform’s culture, creating captivating content,and engaging with followers, you can build a thriving community around your writing.

Check out writers on Tumblr to see how authors are presenting their work on the platform. Use the search bar to search for terms such as ‘writing’, ‘creative writing’ or ‘poetry’ to get some ideas on how writers present their work on this incredible multi-media, multi-layered platform.

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7 Top Writing Blogs That Every Writer Should Follow

7 Top Writing Blogs That Every Writer Should Follow

If you want to write professionally, you should know that it is completely different than amateur writing. When you write as an amateur, you have a larger margin of error.

However, if you are writing professionally, you should be aware that your work will be displayed to the public. This means that any errors you make will be scrutinized and may have an impact on your reputation as a writer.

So, it is imperative that you gain as much knowledge as possible before you show off your work to the public. One of the best ways to do this is to read great content from creative writing blogs.

These blogs are designed specifically for writers and contain well-crafted content that will greatly improve your writing skills. So, before you begin your professional writing career, you should be aware of the best writing blogs to get advice from.

Here are the top writing blogs that every writer should follow:

1.  The Creative Penn

The Creative Penn is one of the world's most comprehensive writing blogs. Joanna Penn, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, was the first to establish it. She has decades of writing experience, and her blog is chock-full of useful information about self-publishing, book marketing, and writing in general.

What distinguishes The Creative Penn from other writing blogs is that it not only has great articles, but also a podcast and audio about writing. Overall, The blog is a fantastic and multifaceted blog that will assist you in your book publishing journey.

2.  Jane Friedman

The Jane Friedman blog is a fantastic source of publishing and writing advice for both new and experienced writers. Jane Friedman, a veteran author with over 20 years of experience who has worked with various literary organizations over the years, founded the blog.

The content in this blog is all top-quality, and is meant to help writers improve in various facets of the writer’s journey. Whether you are thinking of publishing a book traditionally, or trying your hand at self-publishing, the Jane Friedman blog is a great resource.

3.  Helping Writers Become Authors

Helping Writers Become Authors is a fantastic resource for learning how to create great literary works. The blog was created by K.M. Weiland.

The blog is mostly made up of detailed writing tips. These writing lessons are available in a variety of formats, including articles, vlogs, and podcasts.

The articles cover everything from story structure to character creation techniques. Overall, Helping Writers Become Authors is an excellent writing resource for all writers.

4.  The Write Life

The Write Life is unique amongst writing blogs because, aside from giving great writing tips, it is a potent resource for freelance writers. Aside from teaching writers how to write properly, the site also offers detailed tips on how to earn money as a freelance writer.

It also covers various aspects of writing life, such as learning how to blog properly, book marketing, using SEO properly, and, of course, publishing a book of your very own.

The blog also offers practical content that will help writers hone their craft , and achieve a more versatile skill set in the process. The main appeal of The Write Life blog is that it teaches writers not only how to improve their writing skills but also how to make writing a viable profession.

It can be difficult to earn money as a writer, and the Write Life teaches writers how to tap into this skill. This practical and real-world view of The Write Life makes it a site to visit for new and veteran writers alike.

5.  The Jeff Goins Blog

The Jeff Goins Blog is a multifaceted blog that offers writing advice on various platforms. The site was founded by award-winning author Jeff Goins and is predominantly designed to help writers reach their true potential.

The contents of the blog are well-crafted and multi-faceted. In many ways, the blog is not just about writing; it is also about cultivating creativity in all facets of life.

All in all, the Goins Writer is a potent resource that will help you grow as a writer.

6.  Jerry Jenkins

If you want to make your writing as professional as possible, the Jerry B. Jenkins blog is a potent resource. It was founded by New York Times bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins. He has published nearly 200 books and is the author of the bestselling Left Behind series.

The blog offers a free writing assessment and is specially designed to help writers achieve their dreams of becoming authors. The blog contains well-written content and writing courses that will help you achieve your full potential as a writer.

7.  Write to Done

The Write to Done blog is a useful resource for writers of all genres. The blog was founded by veteran author Mary Jaksch, and whether you want to write a fiction or non-fiction book, the blog is a great place to start. The content is diverse and not limited to writing tips.

It also includes articles on book promotion, time management, and staying motivated while writing. The blog also contains literary industry news and updates to further immerse you in the literary industry.

Overall, the blog is an excellent writing resource that will propel your writing career to new heights.

Starting out as a professional writer can be a difficult prospect. You will be expected to create great work for your audience. It is also expected that your work is original and free from any errors.

One of the best ways to hone your writing skills is to read great content from writing blogs. However, there are a lot of writing blogs out there and you should only take tips from the best ones.

With this short list of writing blogs, you will be able to enhance your writing skills to the highest degree.

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Creative Writing: 8 Fun Ways to Get Started

Creative writing is a written art form that uses the imagination to tell stories and compose essays, poetry, screenplays, novels, lyrics, and more. It can be defined in opposition to the dry and factual types of writing found in academic, technical, or journalistic texts.

Characterized by its ability to evoke emotion and engage readers, creative writing can tackle themes and ideas that one might struggle to discuss in cold, factual terms.

If you’re interested in the world of creative writing, we have eight fantastic exercises and activities to get you started.

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1. Use writing prompts every week

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Coming up with ideas for short stories can be challenging, which is why we created a directory of 1700+ creative writing prompts covering a wide range of genres and topics. Writing prompts are flexible in nature, they are meant to inspire you without being too constrictive. Overall, they are a great way to keep your creative muscles limber.

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If you’re struggling for motivation, how does a hard deadline and a little prize money sound? Prompts-based writing contests are a fantastic way to dive into creative writing: the combination of due dates, friendly rivalries, prize money, and the potential to have your work published is often just what’s needed to propel you over the finish line. 

We run a weekly writing contest over on Reedsy Prompts , where hundreds of writers from all around the world challenge themselves weekly to write a short story between 1,000 and 3,000 words for a chance to win the $250 prize. Furthermore, the community is very active in providing constructive feedback, support, and accountability to each other 一 something that will make your efforts even more worthwhile.

Take a peek at our directory of writing contests which features some of the most prestigious open writing competitions in the world. 

2. Start journaling your days

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Another easy way to get started with creative writing is to keep a journal. We’re not talking about an hour-by-hour account of your day, but journaling as a way to express yourself without filters and find your ‘voice in writing’. If you’re unsure what to journal about, think of any daily experiences that have had an impact on you, such as… 

Special moments . Did you lock yourself out of your house? Or did you catch a beautiful sunset on your way back from groceries? Capture those moments, and how you felt about them.

People . Did you have an unusual exchange with a stranger at the bar? Or did you reconnect with someone you haven’t seen in years? Share your thoughts about it.

World events . Is there something happening in the world right now that is triggering you? That’s understandable. You can reflect on it (and let some steam off) while journaling.

Memories . Did you go down memory lane after a glass of wine? Great, honor those memories by trying to recollect them in detail on paper so that they will always stay vivid in your mind.

Life decisions . Are you having an existential crisis about what to do with your life? Write down your thought process, and the pros and cons of the possible decisions in front of you. You’ll be surprised to discover that, not only is it a great creative writing exercise, but it can also actually help you sort your life out! 

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3. Create an anonymous social media account

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Like anonymous blogging, an incognito Twitter account sidesteps the pressure that comes with attaching your name to your work. Anonymously putting tiny stories out into the ether gives you the freedom to create without worrying about the consequences — which is great, so long as you don’t use it as an opportunity to troll people or spread conspiracy theories. 

You could use the anonymous account in different ways. For example, you could…

  • Tweet from unique perspectives (e.g. a dog observing human behavior );
  • Create a parody account of real or fictional people (e.g. an English poet from the Middle Ages );
  • Challenge yourself to write tiny flash fiction stories that fit into Twitter threads.

Just remember, you’re not doing this to fool anyone into thinking that your account is real: be a good citizen and mark yourself a fiction account in your bio. 

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But if you’re not really a social media kinda person, you may enjoy our next tip, which is a bit more on the analog side.



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4. Find an old photo and tell its story

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Find a random old photo — maybe on the web, maybe from a photo album in a yard sale — and see what catches your attention. Look closely at it and try to imagine the story behind it. What was happening? Who are the people in it and how are they really feeling? Do they share a relationship, and of what kind? What are their goals and dreams?

In other words, bring the photo to life with your imagination. Don't be afraid to take artistic license with your story, as the goal is to be creative and have fun while writing. 

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5. Create a character from a random name

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Just as our universe started from a few simple elements, you can create a character from a few basic information, like their name, culture, and gender. Reedsy’s handy character name generator can help you with that, offering random names based on archetypes, Medieval roots, fantasy traits and more. A few examples? A Celtic heroine named Fíona O'Keefe, a hero’s sidekick named Aderine, or a Korean track star named Park Kang-Dae.

Once you've chosen their name, begin to develop their personality. Set a timer for 5–10 minutes and write anything that comes to mind about them. It could be a page from their FBI dossier, a childhood diary entry, or simply a scene about them boiling an egg.

Just ‘go with the flow’ and don’t stop writing until your time is up. Repeat the process a few times to further hone the personality. If you like what you end up with, you can always go deeper later by creating a character bible . 

If a stream-of-consciousness exercise is not your thing, you can try to imagine your character in a specific situation and write down how’d they respond to it. For example, what if they were betrayed by a friend? Or if they were elected in power? To help you imagine situations to put your character in, we made a free template that you can download below. 



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6. Construct a character by people-watching

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People watching is “the action of spending time idly observing people in a public place.” In a non-creepy way, ideally. Sit on a bench on a public square or on a road-side table at your favorite café, and start observing the people around you. Pay attention to any interesting quirks or behaviors, and write it down. Then put on your detective’s hat and try to figure out what that tells you about them.

For example, the man at the table next to you at the restaurant is reading the newspaper. His jacket and hat are neatly arranged next to him. The pages make a whipping sound as he briskly turns them, and he grimaces every time he reads a new article. Try to imagine what he’s reading, and why he’s reacting the way he is. Then, try to build a character with the information you have. It’s a fun creative exercise that will also, hopefully, help you better empathize with strangers. 

7. “Map” something you feel strongly about into a new context

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Placing your feelings into new contexts can be a powerful creative writing exercise. The idea is to start from something you feel strongly about, and frame it into a completely different context. 

For example, suppose your heart is torn apart after you divorce your life-long partner: instead of journaling or crafting an entire novel  about it, you could tell a story about a legendary trapeze duo whose partnership has come to an end. If you’re struggling with politicking and petty power dynamics at the office: what if you “mapped” your feelings onto an ant who resents being part of a colony? Directing your frustration at a queen ant can be a fun and cathartic writing experience (that won’t get you in trouble if your co-workers end up reading your story).   

8. Capture the moment with a haiku

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Haikus are poems from the Japanese tradition that aim to capture, in a few words, daily moments of insight (usually inspired by nature). In a nutshell, it’s about becoming mindful of your surroundings, and notice if you can see something in a new or deeper way 一 then use contrasting imagery to express whatever you noticed. 

Here’s an example:

Bright orange bicycle

Speeding through the autumn leaves

A burst of color waves

It may sound a bit complicated, but it shouldn’t be 一 at least not for the purpose of this exercise. Learn the basics of haiku-writing , then challenge yourself to write one per day for a week or month. At the end, you’ll be able to look back at your collection of poems and 一 in the worst case scenario 一 revisit small but significant moments that you would have otherwise forgot about.   

Creative writing can be any writing you put your heart and soul into. It could be made for the purpose of expressing your feelings, exploring an idea, or simply entertaining your readers. As you can see there’s many paths to get involved with it, and hundreds of exercises you can use as a starting point. In the next post , we’ll look more in detail at some creative writing examples from some fellow authors. 

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10 Outstanding Creative Writing Blogs

by Melissa Donovan | Dec 10, 2012 | News | 13 comments

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The best creative writing blogs.

Over the years, I’ve found some truly outstanding creative writing blogs.

Today, I’d like to share a few of my favorites. Some of these blogs offer helpful writing tips, techniques, and ideas. Others broadcast the latest news and information in the world of reading, writing, and publishing. All of them are incredibly useful.

I hope you’ll check them out.

Outstanding Creative Writing Blogs

  • The Write Practice : Each post presents an essential writing concept (with an emphasis on storytelling) and includes an exercise at the end, which prompts you to put the concept into practice.
  • Writer Beware : Keeping writers informed and safe, Writer Beware publishes “warnings about the schemes, scams, and pitfalls that threaten writers.” It’s one of the best writer advocacy sites on the web!
  • Novel Publicity : This is a one-stop-shop where you can pick up quality tips and insights on writing, publishing, and marketing, plus access a full suite of professional services for writers. If you’re thinking about self-publishing your work and need some help, this is a good place to go.
  • Wired for Story : I’m bummed because it looks like this one hasn’t been updated in a few months, but it doesn’t matter — there are gems of wisdom in the archives. And if you haven’t picked it up already, get the book  Wired for Story .  It’s a must-read for fiction writers!
  • The Writing Reader : This blog is packed with writing prompts based on words and images interspersed with link round-ups and the occasional article on craft. Each post includes prompts for a variety of forms, including fiction, journaling, art, and nonfiction.
  • The Passive Voice : This treasure trove of news and information gets updated several times a day, often with excerpts from some of the best articles on creative writing from around the web. I find something worth reading here every single day and have discovered new blogs and websites too!
  • Write to Done : It’s no wonder this is one of the most popular writing blogs. It’s clean, crisp, and maintains high editorial standards. If you’re looking for top-notch advice on the craft of writing with a few posts on publishing and marketing sprinkled in for good measure, this one’s perfect for you.
  • The Creative Penn : Joanna Penn is a successful, self-published novelist whose books have sold over 40,000 copies. She has a wealth of experience to share. Her site features tons of valuable resources on writing, publishing, and marketing, including fully transcribed podcasts and interviews with writing professionals.
  • Booking Through Thursday : Technically, this is a blog for readers rather than writers. But as we all know, plenty of reading is necessary to good writing . There’s a new post every Thursday that poses a question about books and reading. Be sure to check out the comments, where readers share their responses to the weekly questions.
  • A. Victoria Mixon, Editor : My favorite thing about this blog is Victoria Mixon’s voice. She speaks honestly and with experience and wisdom. At the same time, her posts are a delight to read. She covers a wide range of writing-related topics and is highly active in the online writing community.

I’m always on the lookout for creative writing blogs. If you have any favorites you’d like to share, leave a comment. (I’m especially looking for blogs on the craft of poetry writing.)

Enjoy, and keep writing!


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Despite following 250+ blogs, I only know half of this list.

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That’s a lot of blogs to follow!


Thanks for including Booking Through Thursday on the list!

You’re welcome!


Thanks for the post! I jotted down a few,the others don’t have any type of subscribe button.

I tried to find the editing button, but I couldn’t find it. I want to delete the comment,and put some thing else up or added to it. It just make think about commenting on future post because of that.Anyway ,nice post.

You can subscribe to any blog, even if it doesn’t have a subscribe button, if you’re using a reader (like Google Reader). That’s one of the reasons I don’t recommend using email subscriptions. For example, from Google Reader, I can click a big red “Subscribe” button and then copy and paste the blog URL into the application and it will add it to my subscriptions. I highly recommend it, since a lot of excellent blogs don’t have their own subscription buttons and are not set up for email delivery. Try to keep in mind that some bloggers with valuable insight are not website designers or may have limited knowledge about technology… it’s a shame to miss out on their content.

Milena Sahakian

Thank you for sharing this list! Much appreciated! I am really happy I have found you with all your great articles and tips.

Thanks for your kind words, Milena!

Emlyn Chand

Thank you for including Novel Publicity on this wonderful list of sites, Melissa. We love Writing Forward, too!

My pleasure, Emlyn! Love your sites!


Thanks for posting this. I found some great new to me blogs.

You’re welcome Melody. Happy surfing!

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70 Blog Writing Prompts to Inspire You Beat Writer's Block and Create Great Content (For All Bloggers & Blogging Niches)

Are you struggling to come up with an idea for your next blog post? My blog writing prompts will help you beat writer’s block and craft popular posts that are well-designed for SEO traffic from Google (and other search engines).

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Are you struggling to come up with an idea for your next blog post? Maybe you’re staring at a blank screen as you battle writers’ block—or you’re wondering about giving up blogging and digital marketing entirely. Enter: my favorite blog writing prompts to get you back on track today.

Coming up with blog ideas can be tough, even for seasoned bloggers—though I built a free blog idea generator to help with exactly that. From a more traditional standpoint, working with some creative blog writing prompts are a great way to kick things off—giving you the inspiration you need to make a start.

Whether you’re working on your 1st post or your 100th post, these writing prompts will get your creative juices flowing. I’ve split them into different categories: you can either pick prompts that suit the type of post you’re trying to write, or you can dig into specific writing prompts that relate to your blogging niche .

With these prompts & brainstorming tips in hand, you can get your creative juices flowing right now. My goal is that you’ll never struggle with writer’s block again. Add in my free AI writer tool, blog title generator , keyword research tool , paragraph rewriter , meta description generator and you’ll be blogging on fire.

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Blog writing prompts are a type of creative writing prompt, giving you ideas or starting points for your blog posts. Not to be confused with ChatGPT prompts for bloggers, you could view writing prompts as themes, topics, or even challenges for your blogging efforts.

There’s no “right” way to use writing prompts for bloggers. Some people like to look through lists of prompts until they find something that resonates with them. Others choose a prompt at random and start brainstorming a post to fit that prompt. You might even want to adjust or tweak prompts so that they’re a perfect fit for you and your blog. Anything goes—so long as it works to get you blogging!

Another way to make the most of writing prompts is to use ChatGPT: feed in the prompt and see what the OpenAI algorithm comes up with. ChatGPT can understand natural language so these prompts can work well there too.

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Let’s start with some prompts that are tailor-made for specific types of posts. I’ve deliberately come up with prompts here that work across all sorts of different profitable blogging niches . You could also tweak these ideas a little to create shorter posts for social media platforms.

Taking a page out of my own book with guides like how to start a blog and make money , the “how to” post is a blogging classic—and it’s a great one to turn to if you’re having a hard time getting inspired. Try some of these prompts to get you going.

  • Teach the reader how to do something small and self-contained. For instance, if you write a recipe blog, you might come up with a basic how-to on “How to chop onions” or even “How to preheat your oven correctly.”
  • Write a how-to post that tackles a huge topic in a straightforward and helpful way, like “how to be happy” or “how to make money”.
  • Do you use a piece of software or online tool that fits with your niche? Write a how-to guide on getting started with it.
  • Choose a question that you frequently get asked and create a how-to post that walks readers through everything they need to know.
  • Flip it around and write a “how to not ” post. That could be something practical like “how to not snore” or something more inspirational like “how to not care what people think.”

Another staple of the blogging world is the listicle or list post. This type of content is fun to write … all you need is a prompt to get you going.

  • Write a list of your favorite books relating to your niche. If you have a lot  of favorites, choose a specific topic and come up with books just for that topic.
  • List your best advice for beginners or newcomers in your niche. What do you wish you’d known when you got started? What lessons have you learned?
  • Bring together your favorite quotes—those could be inspirational, funny, insightful, or anything that you think will resonate with your readers.
  • Write a “top tips” post: come up with lots of tips that readers can put into practice, without needing to follow them all at once.
  • Create a “top 10” post that lists the best 10 items of some kind: movies, people, cities, recipes, local restaurants… it’s up to you.

Affiliate marketing  is a fantastic, beginner-friendly way to make money blogging. Some types of posts are particularly good for bringing in affiliate income (if you’re a member of the right affiliate programs for bloggers ). Here are a few blogging prompts to help:

  • Review a product or service that you use on a daily (or near-daily) basis. You could even include photos or a video showing how you use it.
  • Round up a list of top products/services in a particular category. This is a great type of post to link to on social media.
  • Create a product comparison that takes 2 or 3 popular products and compares them head to head. (This works well for SEO, as many people will search for X vs Y when looking to make a purchasing decision.)
  • Keep a journal as you try out a new product or service, recording what you think of it and how your view develops. You can use this as the basis for a blog post.
  • Write a case study about the results you got from a particular product or service (or interview someone else for a case study).

Some blogs just stick to informational content—but many also try to inspire their readers, offering encouragement to dream big. These blog post ideas will help you create this type of content.

  • Write about your biggest challenge (related to your niche)—and how you overcame it or what you learned from it. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable: readers like to see that you’re human, too, and that you make mistakes just like they do.
  • Think about your readers who may want to give up on their goal. Write a post aimed at them, encouraging them to continue. If it suits your blogging voice, you could even write this as though you’re writing them a letter.
  • Share facts and figures about how far you’ve come from where you started out. If you write about small businesses, for instance, you could share your own income figures year-on-year, so readers can see how your business grew slowly at first, then much faster.
  • Choose some inspirational quotes that you find especially powerful and explain what each one means to you.
  • Start a conversation or even a challenge for your readers to take part in. Encourage them to set a goal or achieve something specific.

What if your blog doesn’t have a “niche” as such? Some bloggers write purely for personal enjoyment, or for a small audience of personal friends, seeing their blogging as a form of creative nonfiction. If that’s you, try these blog post prompts.

  • Choose a photo that you’ve taken and that you love. Tell the story behind the photo—the sometimes-stressful family holiday, the moment of calm and tranquility, the longtime friendship, or whatever it might be.
  • Write about an unusual hobby or interest that you have. Explain it to your readers and try to convey just why it is that you enjoy it so much.
  • Write a letter to your past self, at a specific age. What advice do you wish you could give to your younger self? What would you tell them to do differently? Another option is to write a letter to or from a fictional character.
  • Describe a family gathering: that could be a typical Christmas or Thanksgiving, where you write about special traditions, or it could be one standout memory of a specific time, told in the form of a short story.
  • List some of the things you’re most grateful for in your life currently. They could be tiny or ordinary things—but through your writing, you can show readers why they’re filled with meaning for you.

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Now that we’ve taken a look at some more general blogging prompts, let’s dig into specific prompts niche by niche. If you write in a big, popular niche , you’ll hopefully find some great prompts here to inspire you.

  • Give your advice to readers at a specific age (e.g. “financial tips for your 30s” or “how to get on top of your finances in your 50s”). Alternatively, you could offer tips for a specific stage of life—e.g. “How to manage your money when you’ve just bought your first house.”
  • Offer practical and encouraging tips on how to get out of debt: a huge issue for many people. You could potentially tackle this in the form of an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) guide.
  • Share your advice on saving: how much should readers save? How can they save faster? What about saving for a range of different goals with different timespans?
  • Write about the financial mistakes you’ve made—and how you recovered from them. Explain exactly what readers need to do to avoid those mistakes.
  • Cover some common scams or dangerous practices with money, helping readers to spot red flags and keep their money safe.

If you’re feeling a little uninspired with your travel blog , these writing prompts will get you back on the go.

  • Tell readers about the typical contents of your luggage—what are your “must haves” when you’re traveling? If possible, share photos, and don’t forget to use affiliate links wherever you can.
  • Write about the worst trip you ever had, including plenty of humor. This is a great way to keep it real on your blog and let readers know that you, too, have had your share of vacation disasters.
  • Offer tips on having a budget-friendly vacation. What are the countries or cities where readers can get the most for their money? How about clever ways to cut the costs of plane tickets or other travel?
  • Pick a destination you love and share the top reasons to visit it. What are your favorite attractions, sights, restaurants, or experiences there? How can readers get the most from a trip to that place?
  • Share a fun story from a recent trip. What stood out in your memory? Really paint a picture for your reader, giving them all the details so they can imagine just what it was like.

If you run a mom blog or dad blog , then these writing prompts will be right up your alley.

  • Write about a “day in the life” of how things are at a particular stage of your parenting journey, sharing details about your kids’ routine, typical activities, school, and so on.
  • List the things you worried about before having kids that turned out to be no big deal.
  • Share advice for new parents, or parents at a new stage (e.g. child starting school) in the form of a letter.
  • Talk about the best toys or other purchases you made. What stood the test of time? What still gets used or played with years later?
  • Write about some of the funniest things your kids have said—or some of the strangest (but ultimately relatable) misconceptions they’ve had.
  • Create a list of useful shortcuts for a popular software program, like Excel, Google Docs, or Notion.
  • Make a free course or ultimate guide to a piece of software (such as WordPress) perhaps rounding up other pieces that you’ve written or linking to tutorials by other bloggers.
  • Record a video or write a tutorial about a small but important use of technology. For instance, if you focus on blogging, you might explain how to create a meta description for search engines.
  • Choose a technology topic that’s been in the news recently and give your take on it, like artificial intelligence or automation.
  • Write about why you switched from one tool to another—this is another take on the “comparison” post but can also help readers understand your journey in your niche.

Food blogging is one of my favorite niches—here are some prompts to get you back to feeling inspired with your blogging menu.

  • List a range of ways to use up a common ingredient. Pick something that readers might often have left over, or something that they may end up buying or acquiring in bulk (e.g. a glut of tomatoes from their garden).
  • Write a guide to a particular vegetable: how to cook it, recipes that use it, when it’s in season, how long it lasts in the refrigerator, and so on.
  • Tell readers about your favorite kitchen tool or gadget. You could even make a video that shows how you use it.
  • Let readers know when it’s worth spending more for better quality ingredients … and when they’d just be wasting their money.
  • Write about foods that are in season right now and share recipes or ideas for using them (this type of post is one you could do quarterly or even monthly).
  • Give readers a “before” and “after” picture of your life. What’s changed in the last few years? Maybe you’ve paid off your debts, become much more productive, or significantly improved your health.
  • Share your best “little” tips that make a really big difference. Think things like putting your alarm out of reach so you have  to get out of bed. What small, easy things could help your target audience to make big progress?
  • Describe your typical morning routine—and explain why you include different elements. You could also add more of your personal story, detailing how your routine has changed at different stages of your life.
  • Pick a popular influencer and discuss some of their social media posts. What can your readers learn from them?
  • Create a tool, template, or resource to help readers with their goals, and share that in a blog post. For instance, you might make a habit tracker printable for readers to download, and use your post to discuss habits and how to use the tracker.

Whether you’re teaching about online marketing, business basics, or how to nail your follow-up game as a startup founder, these business blog writing prompts will steer you in the right direction.

  • Write candidly about any business failures you’ve had. Many small businesses fail, and it’s reassuring to readers to know that failure definitely isn’t the end!
  • Tackle “firsts”, like creating your first website, hiring your first employee, or running your first marketing campaign. All of these can be daunting challenges for readers: a guide explaining what to do and what to expect will really help.
  • List your top business-related podcasts, audiobooks, or other resources that busy readers could enjoy listening to.
  • If your company has a number of employees, consider interviewing them for the blog. Ask them about their work, what they enjoy most, and what advice they might have for your readers.
  • Talk about top conferences or events that small to medium business owners could visit. Explain who each conference/event is best for and share details about what to expect and how to get the most from them.
  • Write a “Beginner’s Guide” to an aspect of health and fitness—perhaps to a specific type of exercise, like running, or to a type of healthy eating program, like calorie counting, Keto, or intermittent fasting.
  • Talk about your health journey, including any challenges you’ve faced. What helped you to get through difficult times?
  • Write about common mistakes or misunderstandings about a particular aspect of health or fitness. What myths or half-truths do you find yourself hearing again and again from readers? How could you debunk these?
  • Create a video demonstrating a particular exercise or technique, and share it with your readers. You could even include multiple short videos in one blog post.
  • Share health and fitness advice for different ages or stages of life. What health advice would you give to someone in their 20s versus someone in their 60s? How about busy stay-at-home parents vs child-free adults working long hours?

Lifestyle blogging is all about building connection with your readers—and the right story ideas will help set you apart from the crowd in this packed niche.

  • Tell readers about your typical day. What time do you get up? What do you eat? What do you do for work and for fun? Lifestyle blog readers are keen to get to know you and what makes you tick.
  • Talk about your favorite recent purchase: what have you loved since the moment you bought it? (Don’t forget the affiliate links, and photos.)
  • What self-care activities do you enjoy? Share these with your readers—again, don’t forget affiliate links, if appropriate.
  • Share the books, movies, or TV shows you’ve been enjoying recently. What did you love most about them? Why would you recommend them to your readers?
  • Tell readers about a fun recent day trip. Where did you go, who did you go with, and what did you do?
  • Write about your favorite accessories and how you use them to style different outfits. Add photos or even a video.
  • Create a simple, basic guide to a particular beauty technique, like “5 steps to flawless eyeliner”. Keep it easy and go step by step.
  • Choose a particular beauty or fashion trend and tell readers your take on it. You might want to explore the history of that trend or you could just give your opinion.
  • Show readers what’s in your makeup bag—or what products you never leave the house without. (This is a great post for making affiliate revenue.)
  • Give readers skincare tips for different ages or different skin types (dry, oily, etc).

Get Blogging Again: Use These Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Next Post

Writers’ block is a struggle for lots of bloggers—and coming up with idea after idea, week after week, isn’t easy, even if blogging is an important part of your marketing strategy.

Hopefully, my blog writing prompts will give you the inspiration you need to get moving again, whatever your niche. You might even incorporate prompts as a regular part of your blogging workflow.

Once you’ve chosen a prompt, I’ve got plenty of help for you with writing and structuring your post. Check out my tips on writing a blog post  and my guide to creating a blog post structure that hooks readers  for everything you need to know.

Keep in mind too, that employing the right writing tools (like my AI tool suite, RightBlogger ) can help immensely in blowing past writer’s block forever.

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very great blogging prompts for any newbie wishing to start up blogging.

I wish you will add more niches much later in the future as updates to this great article.

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Great advice. I have been blogging for over a decade now. I like finding topics I know my readers will want to know more about. Sometimes I delve into a very specific topic and challenge myself to learn more about the details and nuances.

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10 Creative Writing Blogs to Find the Best Writing Advice

by GetPublished | Aug 13, 2019 | Writing

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Each genre of writing has its difficulties⁠—nonetheless, creative writing can be a unique challenge!

Creative writing requires the author to depend on creative inspiration instead of not on real-world facts and information. The creative writer must figure out how to build characters and stories out of their imagination, which is no easy feat! That is why it can be very helpful for writers to make a practice of reading creative writing blogs and interacting with other authors to help get the creative juices flowing.

Join a Writing Community! ????

Writing can be a solitary task. Nevertheless, you’d be robbing yourself of a lot of support if you aren’t a part of a writing community.

Joining a writing company is beneficial for many reasons. For example, in-person writing groups or workshops allow you to find a support system in your local area. Additionally, web-based writing communities are a lucrative method to find diverse support.

Even more, there are a plethora of ways to get involved in online writing communities. To elaborate, interact in writers’ forums, follow writers you admire on social media, read the best creative blogs.

All in all, these are simple ways you can get involved in a writing community. And, as a result, learn from other writers, share your knowledge, and get tips to progress your creative writing career!

Get Inspired with These Best Creative Writing Blogs ????

Here are 10 creative writing blogs that you should consider reading for writing tips and support.

#1: Jane Friedman Blog

Publishing industry veteran Jane Friedman is the author of The Business of Being a Writer and The Hot Sheet. Additionally, she is the author of the Jane Friedman Blog ! Posts—some written by Friedman, others by guest bloggers—cover a wide array of helpful topics. From the nuts and bolts of writing (e.g. character building, creating context) to networking and finding a publisher, Jane Friedman’s blog will prepare you to succeed in the writing world.

#2: Writing Forward

Writing Forward is a creative writing blog that gives writers plenty to chew on! The blog includes musings like “What is poetry?” and “What makes iconic characters unforgettable?” Other blogs include in-depth grammar lessons, tips for setting writing goals and advice on avoiding clichés. To get your creativity going, there are also posts featuring storytelling exercises and writing prompts!

#3: Well-Storied

Fantasy fiction author Kristen Kieffer is the founder and author of blog Well-Storied . Well-storied is a compilation of Kieffer’s and guest author’s greatest tip for the trade. This reader-friendly blog uses bold graphics to highlight topics such as editing fiction, and writing motivation. While some posts focus on the crucial basics of writing, others get into meaningful aspects of the writing life.

#4: Peter Rey’s Blog

Author Peter Rey’s blog provides creative writing advice and reflections on writing through a more personal lens. Blog posts include a wide range of topics. For example, Ray’s pet peeves as a reader and what a recent move taught him about writing. Also, he offers practical writing advice like how many drafts are too many drafts.

#5: Writers Helping Writers

Writers Helping Writers ‘ mission is to provoke thoughtful commentary on creative writing to help you conquer common writing challenges. The blog features useful resources like its Descriptive Thesaurus Collection posts. Conflict, Character Motivation, Occupation, and so on are common topics that these posts are based around. For example, a recent Conflict Thesaurus entry on the plot point of “Taking Advice from the Wrong Person” provides dramatic examples, lists of potentially disastrous results, people who could be affected, resulting in emotions, positive outcomes, etc. It’s a great resource that essentially does your brainstorming for you!

#6: NaNoWriMo Blog

National Novel Writing Month, called NaNoWriMo by those in the know, is a popular annual event in which authors are encouraged to spend the month of November working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel. The non-profit behind the event runs a great blog that features news about it and other writing programs run by NaNoWriMo, also including relevant posts on topics like how to break through writer’s block.

#7: Writer Unboxed

Get a daily dose of creative writing advice from writers like yourself at Writers Unboxed , a blog about the craft and business of fiction. From contemplative pieces on the challenges of being a writer to more technical articles like an explanation of how to revise your manuscript in Scrivener (a well-known word processing program), Writers Unboxed offers a wide range of blog posts covering many angles of the writing experience.

#8: The Muffin (also known as WOW!) is a global e-zine dedicated to supporting women through the creative writing process. Its blog The Muffin, which publishes new posts daily, provides tips and inspiration to readers through engaging interviews with writers, reviews and spotlights on books authored by women, writing prompts, editing advice, and much more.

#9: Creative Writing Contests

Writing contests can give writers an excellent opportunity to get their work out into the world, and possibly earn publication and prize money. But, it can be hard to hunt down these opportunities. Fortunately, the Creative Writing Contests blog does the work for you, posting about upcoming contests in creative writing and poetry, as well as other opportunities and information about fellowships, writing residencies, and grants.

#10: Time to Write

Former television writer Jurgen Wolff (Family Ties, Benson) brings his decades of hard-earned experience to his blog Time to Write . Posts include pep talks, advice on everything from brainstorming to creating characters, and a focus on screenwriting tips and thoughts that will be especially helpful for those of you hoping to write for film or TV.

Bonus blog! ???? Gatekeeper Press Blog

Not to toot our own horn, but we think the blog that you are reading right now is worth following! The Gatekeeper Press blog digs into several issues important to writers, like the cost of publishing and what authors can expect to earn . Gatekeeper’s blog features important writer topics such as self-publishing , eBook publishing , marketing , choosing a book title , and more!

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If you need guidance on the business of writing or are thirsty for inspiration, perusing these creative writing blogs regularly can help you along in your writing process.

And, once you have completed your book, Gatekeeper Press is ready to assist with your next steps, whether that is a need for editing & proofreading services or with publishing and distribution . Visit the website to discover how Gatekeeper Press can help!

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26+ Creative Writing Tips for Young Writers

So you want to be a writer? And not just any writer, you want to be a creative writer. The road to being a legendary storyteller won’t be easy, but with our creative writing tips for kids, you’ll be on the right track! Creative writing isn’t just about writing stories. You could write poems, graphic novels, song lyrics and even movie scripts. But there is one thing you’ll need and that is good creative writing skills. 

Here are over 26 tips to improve your creative writing skills :

Read a wide range of books

When it comes to creative writing, reading is essential. Reading allows you to explore the styles of other writers and gain inspiration to improve your own writing. But don’t just limit yourself to reading only popular books or your favourites. Read all sorts of books, everything from fairytales to scary stories. Take a look at comics, short stories, novels and poetry. Just fill your heads with the knowledge and wisdom of other writers and soon you’ll be just like them!

Write about real-life events

The hardest thing about creative writing is connecting emotionally with your audience. By focusing your writing on real-life events, you know that in some way or another your readers will be able to relate. And with creative writing you don’t need to use real names or details – There are certain things you can keep private while writing about the rare details. Using real-life events is also a good way to find inspiration for your stories. 

Be imaginative

Be as crazy and wild as you like with your imagination. Create your world, your own monsters , or even your own language! The more imaginative your story, the more exciting it will be to read. Remember that there are no rules on what makes a good idea in creative writing. So don’t be afraid to make stuff up!

Find your writing style

Thes best writers have a particular style about them. When you think of Roald Dahl , you know his books are going to have a sense of humour. While with Dr Seuss , you’re prepared to read some funny new words . Alternatively, when you look at R.L.Stine, you know that he is all about the horror. Think about your own writing style. Do you want to be a horror writer? Maybe someone who always writes in the first person? Will always focus your books on your culture or a particular character?

Stick to a routine

Routine is extremely important to writers. If you just write some stuff here and there, it’s likely that you’ll soon give up on writing altogether! A strict routine means that every day at a certain time you will make time to write about something, anything. Even if you’re bored or can’t think of anything, you’ll still pick up that pencil and write. Soon enough you’ll get into the habit of writing good stuff daily and this is definitely important for anyone who wants to be a professional creative writer!

Know your audience

Writing isn’t just about thinking about your own interests, it’s also about thinking about the interests of your audience. If you want to excite fellow classmates, know what they like. Do they like football , monsters or a particular video game? With that knowledge, you can create the most popular book for your target audience. A book that they can’t stop reading and will recommend to others! 

Daily Exercises

To keep your creative writing skills up to scratch it is important to keep practising every day. Even if you have no inspiration. At times when your mind is blank, you should try to use tools like writing prompts , video prompts or other ways of coming up with ideas . You could even take a look at these daily writing exercises as an example. We even created a whole list of over 100 creative writing exercises to try out when you need some inspiration or ideas. 

Work together with others

Everyone needs a little help now and then. We recommend joining a writing club or finding other classmates who are also interested in writing to improve your own creative writing skills. Together you can share ideas, tips and even write a story together! A good storytelling game to play in a group is the “ finish the story” game . 

Get feedback

Without feedback, you’ll never be able to improve your writing. Feedback, whether good or bad is important to all writers. Good feedback gives you the motivation to carry on. While bad feedback just gives you areas to improve and adapt your writing, so you can be the best! After every piece of writing always try to get feedback from it, whether it is from friends, family, teachers or an online writing community .

Enter writing competitions

The best way to improve your creative writing is by entering all sorts of writing competitions . Whether it’s a poetry competition or short story competition, competitions let you compete against other writers and even help you get useful feedback on your writing. Most competitions even have rules to structure your writing, these rules can help you prepare for the real world of writing and getting your work published. And not only that you might even win some cool prizes!

Keep a notebook

Every writer’s best friend is their notebook. Wherever you go make sure you have a notebook handy to jot down any ideas you get on the go. Inspiration can come from anywhere , so the next time you get an idea instead of forgetting about it, write it down. You never know, this idea could become a best-selling novel in the future. 

Research your ideas

So, you got a couple of ideas for short stories. The next step is to research these ideas deeper. 

Researching your ideas could involve reading books similar to your ideas or going online to learn more about a particular topic. For example, if you wanted to write a book on dragons, you would want to know everything about them in history to come up with a good, relatable storyline for your book.

Create Writing Goals

How do you know if your writing is improving over time? Simple – Just create writing goals for yourself. Examples of writing goals might include, to write 100 words every day or to write 600 words by the end of next week. Whatever your goals make sure you can measure them easily. That way you’ll know if you met them or not. You might want to take a look at these bullet journal layouts for writers to help you track the progress of your writing.

Follow your passions

Writing can be tedious and many people even give up after writing a few words. The only way you can keep that fire burning is by writing about your true passions. Whatever it is you enjoy doing or love, you could just write about those things. These are the types of things you’ll enjoy researching and already know so much about, making writing a whole lot more fun!

Don’t Settle for the first draft

You finally wrote your first story. But the writing process isn’t complete yet! Now it’s time to read your story and make the all-important edits. Editing your story is more than just fixing spelling or grammar mistakes. It’s also about criticising your own work and looking for areas of improvement. For example, is the conflict strong enough? Is your opening line exciting? How can you improve your ending?

Plan before writing

Never just jump into writing your story. Always plan first! Whether this means listing down the key scenes in your story or using a storyboard template to map out these scenes. You should have an outline of your story somewhere, which you can refer to when actually writing your story. This way you won’t make basic mistakes like not having a climax in your story which builds up to your main conflict or missing crucial characters out.

It’s strange the difference it makes to read your writing out aloud compared to reading it in your head. When reading aloud you tend to notice more mistakes in your sentences or discover paragraphs which make no sense at all. You might even want to read your story aloud to your family or a group of friends to get feedback on how your story sounds. 

Pace your story

Pacing is important. You don’t want to just start and then quickly jump into the main conflict because this will take all the excitement away from your conflict. And at the same time, you don’t want to give the solution away too early and this will make your conflict too easy for your characters to solve. The key is to gradually build up to your conflict by describing your characters and the many events that lead up to the main conflict. Then you might want to make the conflict more difficult for your characters by including more than one issue in your story to solve. 

Think about themes

Every story has a theme or moral. Some stories are about friendship, others are about the dangers of trusting strangers. And a story can even have more than one theme. The point of a theme is to give something valuable to your readers once they have finished reading your book. In other words, to give them a life lesson, they’ll never forget!

Use dialogue carefully

Dialogue is a tricky thing to get right. Your whole story should not be made up of dialogue unless you’re writing a script. Alternatively, it can be strange to include no dialogue at all in your story. The purpose of dialogue should be to move your story forward. It should also help your readers learn more about a particular character’s personality and their relationship with other characters in your book. 

One thing to avoid with dialogue is… small talk! There’s no point in writing dialogue, such as “How’s the weather?”, if your story has nothing to do with the weather. This is because it doesn’t move your story along.  For more information check out this guide on how to write dialogue in a story .

Write now, edit later

Writing is a magical process. Don’t lose that magic by focusing on editing your sentences while you’re still writing your story up. Not only could this make your story sound fragmented, but you might also forget some key ideas to include in your story or take away the imagination from your writing. When it comes to creative writing, just write and come back to editing your story later.

Ask yourself questions

Always question your writing. Once done, think about any holes in your story. Is there something the reader won’t understand or needs further describing? What if your character finds another solution to solving the conflict? How about adding a new character or removing a character from your story? There are so many questions to ask and keep asking them until you feel confident about your final piece.

Create a dedicated writing space

Some kids like writing on their beds, others at the kitchen table. While this is good for beginners, going pro with your writing might require having a dedicated writing space. Some of the basics you’ll need is a desk and comfy chair, along with writing materials like pens, pencils and notebooks. But to really create an inspiring place, you could also stick some beautiful pictures, some inspiring quotes from writers and anything else that will keep you motivated and prepared. 

Beware of flowery words

Vocabulary is good. It’s always exciting when you learn a new word that you have never heard before. But don’t go around plotting in complicated words into your story, unless it’s necessary to show a character’s personality. Most long words are not natural sounding, meaning your audience will have a hard time relating to your story if it’s full of complicated words from the dictionary like Xenophobia or Xylograph .

Create believable characters

Nobody’s perfect. And why should your story characters be any different? To create believable characters, you’ll need to give them some common flaws as well as some really cool strengths. Your character’s flaws can be used as a setback to why they can’t achieve their goals, while their strengths are the things that will help win over adversity. Just think about your own strengths and weaknesses and use them as inspirations for your storybook characters. You can use the Imagine Forest character creator to plan out your story characters. 

Show, don’t tell

You can say that someone is nice or you can show them how that person is nice. Take the following as an example, “Katie was a nice girl.” Now compare that sentence to this, “Katie spent her weekends at the retirement home, singing to the seniors and making them laugh.”. The difference between the two sentences is huge. The first one sounds boring and you don’t really know why Katie is nice. While in the second sentence, you get the sense that Katie is nice from her actions without even using the word nice in the sentence!

Make the conflict impossible

Imagine the following scenario, you are a championship boxer who has won many medals over the year and the conflict is…Well, you got a boxing match coming up. Now that doesn’t sound so exciting! In fact, most readers won’t even care about the boxer winning the match or not! 

Now imagine this scenario: You’re a poor kid from New Jersey, you barely have enough money to pay the bills. You never did any professional boxing, but you want to enter a boxing competition, so you can win and use the money to pay your bills. 

The second scenario has a bigger mountain to climb. In other words, a much harder challenge to face compared to the character in the first scenario. Giving your characters an almost impossible task or conflict is essential in good story-telling.

Write powerful scenes

Scenes help build a picture in your reader’s mind without even including any actual pictures in your story. Creating powerful scenes involves more than describing the appearance of a setting, it’s also about thinking about the smell, the sounds and what your characters are feeling while they are in a particular setting. By being descriptive with your scenes, your audience can imagine themselves being right there with characters through the hard times and good times!

There’s nothing worse than an ending which leaves the reader feeling underwhelmed. You read all the way through and then it just ends in the most typical, obvious way ever! Strong endings don’t always end on a happy ending. They can end with a sad ending or a cliff-hanger.  In fact, most stories actually leave the reader with more questions in their head, as they wonder what happens next. This then gives you the opportunity to create even more books to continue the story and keep your readers hooked for life (or at least for a very long time)! 

Over 25 creative writing tips later and you should now be ready to master the art of creative writing! The most important tip for all you creative writers out there is to be imaginative! Without a good imagination, you’ll struggle to wow your audience with your writing skills. Do you have any more creative writing tips to share? Let us know in the comments!

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Marty the wizard is the master of Imagine Forest. When he's not reading a ton of books or writing some of his own tales, he loves to be surrounded by the magical creatures that live in Imagine Forest. While living in his tree house he has devoted his time to helping children around the world with their writing skills and creativity.

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How to Start a Blog on Tumblr: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Updated: March 20, 2024

What is Tumblr?

Create your tumblr account, find blogs and explore tumblr, mastering content creation and sharing on your tumblr blog, consistently interact with individual posts, promote your blog and amplify your reach, monitor your results, over to you, frequently asked questions.

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Starting a blog on Tumblr might seem simple, but there’s more than meets the eye. It’s not just a platform for sharing thoughts; it’s a tool that can effectively launch or enhance your business.

Facing challenges like selecting the right theme or integrating social media is normal. As a pro blogger, I’ve personally encountered and overcome these issues, so rest assured that this guide will offer you actionable advice to resolve them.

Understanding how to start a blog on Tumblr is crucial whether you want to showcase your art or reach a larger audience across various blogging platforms . Now, let’s get down to the details to set you up for success.

Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking platform founded in 2007 by David Karp . Users can post multimedia content in a short-form blog format. It offers customizable themes, reblogging, and various post types such as text, photos, videos, and links. It was acquired by Automattic in 2019.

What is a Tumblr blog?

To begin your Tumblr journey, follow these simple steps to create an account and start exploring the platform:

  • Visit Tumblr or Download the App: Navigate to the Tumblr website ( ) using your preferred web browser or download the Tumblr app on your mobile device from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).
  • Click Sign Up: On the Tumblr homepage or within the mobile app, locate the “Sign Up” button or link. Click on “Sign Up” to initiate the account creation process.
  • Select a Sign-Up Method: Choose one of the available options to sign up. Register using an email address, create a password, select a username, or sign up using an existing social network account (such as Google or Apple).
  • Enter Details: If signing up with an email address, provide a valid email, create a secure password, and select a unique username that reflects your identity. If signing up with a social network, follow the on-screen prompts to authorize access.
  • Complete Registration: Click the button to complete the registration process and create your Tumblr account.

With your Tumblr setup, you can customize your blog, create and publish content, and start engaging with the vibrant Tumblr community. Whether you’re interested in sharing your own creative work, professional writing, reblogging posts from others, or connecting with like-minded individuals, Tumblr offers a versatile platform to express yourself and interact with others.

Find Blogs and Explore Tumblr

Exploring the dynamic world of Tumblr is an exciting way to discover blogs you enjoy and gather inspiration for your own content. To search Tumblr, use the search bar in the top right-hand corner to look for keywords, hashtags, and topics that align with your interests.

Navigating the Explore Page and Following Blogs

Tumblr’s Explore page, accessible via the compass icon on your dashboard or at , curates posts and blogs centered around specific themes. Choose five or more topics that captivate you, and Tumblr will curate a feed tailored to your interests. When you discover a blog that resonates with you, click the “Follow” button to add its posts to your Home Feed.

Gaining Inspiration from Recommendations

Tumblr’s “Recommended For You” section at the top of your screen introduces you to blogs and posts similar to those you follow. This personalized feature is an excellent way to discover new content and gather inspiration.

By actively exploring and following blogs, you’ll cultivate a rich Tumblr experience, fuel your creativity, and gain insights into building a successful blog that reflects your unique voice.

Tumblr Dashboard: Customize Your Blog Theme and Options

Tumblr dashboard

Tumblr setup is a breeze, and you can begin by personalizing its appearance. Head to the Tumblr dashboard and select the blog you want to customize. Click “Customize” in the right column, followed by “Edit Appearance.”

In this customization panel, you can choose a theme, edit HTML, and adjust various appearance settings to tailor your blog’s look. Connect your Tumblr account to your Facebook or Twitter accounts to extend your reach, allowing your posts to be shared seamlessly on those social networks.

Free Themes and Paid Themes

When choosing a theme, consider one that will best reflect the feel of your topic. For example, if you are blogging about photography, a minimalistic grid theme might work better than a one or two-column theme.

Additionally, you may want to consider downloading a free or premium theme so you can customize it to fit your blog’s unique style. To install a new theme, click the user account icon at the top of the Tumblr dashboard, then click your blog’s name and Edit Appearance in the right-hand menu.

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In addition to changing the theme, you can customize your blog title, avatar, background color, tags, titles, pictures, and other components. For example, you can add a profile photo, blog title, and description to the mobile header. You can create a custom URL for your new blog, such as “” Additionally, you can enable comments on your blog by integrating Disqus into your theme.

You can create a unique and personalized Tumblr blog that reflects your interests and style by customizing your theme and options. You will want to ensure that your blog stands out from other blogs on the platform, which will help you gain followers.

As you explore Tumblr, you can gain inspiration from other users’ blogs and start to create your own customized Tumblr blog. Using the few tips and tricks outlined in this guide, you can have a successful Tumblr blog up and running quickly!

what kind of blog should i create

With your Tumblr account set up and your blog theme customized, it’s time to create content.

To create content, click the pencil icon next to your profile picture, and craft your first post. Engage with the community by liking, reblogging, and messaging users. This proactive interaction builds rapport with new accounts, attracts followers, and establishes your presence.

Discovering the Types of Content on Tumblr

Tumblr offers versatile content formats to suit your creative expression and easily post text, photos, quotes, links, chats, audio, and videos. As a new Tumblr user, exploring the platform and observing the diverse content that resonates with the community is valuable.

Pay attention to the presentation, style, and themes that captivate other Tumblr bloggers. These insights will inform the direction of your own content creation.

Crafting Compelling Content for Your Audience

Equipped with inspiration from previous posts and the Tumblr community, you’re ready to create compelling content for your audience. When crafting a new post, you can add a captivating title, an attention-grabbing header image, and your blog name for branding.

To maximize visibility, utilize relevant tags that align with the content, making it discoverable by users interested in similar topics. Consider sharing your Tumblr posts on other social networks to broaden your reach. Cross-platform sharing increases the chances of attracting a diverse audience and gaining more followers.

Prioritizing Quality and Presentation

The success of your Tumblr blog relies on quality content that sparks engagement and resonates with your audience. Strive to create intriguing, visually appealing, and thoughtfully crafted content. Prioritize authenticity and creativity to make a lasting impression and earn followers.

Consider investing in premium themes with enhanced customization options and a polished appearance to elevate your blog’s presence. A professional-looking blog encourages user interaction and contributes to building a dedicated following.

By consistently delivering quality content and fostering a unique style, you’re well on your way to establishing your own name and a thriving Tumblr blog that captivates your audience.

Interact With Users and Their Posts

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Interacting with other users and their posts is an important part of the Tumblr experience. When you first sign up for a Tumblr account, you can search for other users and blogs through the search bar at the top of the page.

This will allow you to find other users who have recently created their own blogs and their most popular posts. By exploring what’s being posted, you can understand the type of content you should create for your own blog.

Search Tumblr

Search Tumblr to discover and connect with compelling sites by liking content and choosing to reblog posts that resonate with you. As you reblog posts, you enhance your blog’s visibility and attract new followers. Foster meaningful engagement by leaving thoughtful comments, sending direct messages, and following fellow creators, thus strengthening your presence within the vibrant Tumblr community.

Additionally, you can promote your blog by using hashtags and reblogs. This can help get your content discovered by other users and increase engagement. It is important to remember to use relevant hashtags when posting content and to remain consistent with your interactions. This will help ensure that people see your content, and you can start to earn Tumblr followers.

You can increase your visibility and engagement on Tumblr by consistently interacting with other user posts. Interacting with Tumblr users and their posts is important in creating content for the blogging platform. Exploring other sites and engaging with users can help create connections within Tumblr and promote your own posts and work. It is important to remember always to post your own work and be active in the Tumblr community to gain followers and increase engagement.

comment on individual posts

Interacting with individual posts on Twitter is an important part of building an audience and engaging with other users. When you find a post that catches your eye, there are several ways to interact with it. You can comment on the original post, reblog it with your caption (via reblog icon), or like it to show appreciation. You can also message the user directly if you have any questions about their post.

When commenting on a Tumblr post, you can type in your thoughts or reply to other comments that have already been left. You can also use the comment box to ask questions, provide additional insight, or start a discussion. If you reblog a post, you can customize the caption and include your thoughts or images. You can also customize the post’s header, title, and blog name to make the post look the way you want it.

To show appreciation for a post without commenting or reblogging it, click the like icon (heart). This will add your like to the Tumblr post and its search results and may even help it reach a larger audience. You can also use the reblog icon to share users’ posts on your blog. This will help you connect with other users and create a network of Tumblr followers.

promote your blog

A successful Tumblr blog thrives on consistent interaction and visibility. Reblogging, utilizing hashtags, and sharing posts on social media amplify your reach. Consider Tumblr ads to promote your blog’s URL to a broader audience.

To promote your blog, there are a few steps you can take.

  • Firstly, you should make sure your blog is discoverable using SEO techniques such as keyword research and custom permalinks.
  • Secondly, you should consistently interact with other blogs and comment on interesting posts. This will help you build relationships with other users.
  • Additionally, you should engage with other bloggers by liking, following, and reblogging their posts. Finally, you can use hashtags to make your own posts more searchable.

You should also consider creating a professional and visually appealing theme for your blog. This will help your site stand out and make it more attractive to potential readers. By creating and promoting content, you can reach a wider audience. You should also consider utilizing Tumblr ads to promote your blog. This is a great way to increase your visibility and reach more people.

By following these steps, you can ensure that the right people see your blog. You can create a successful Tumblr blog with the right content and a well-executed strategy.

Use Hashtags and Reblogs

Using hashtags and reblogs are two of the most effective ways to promote your blog on Tumblr. Hashtags are a great way to make your post more discoverable and increase its visibility. When adding hashtags to your post, use relevant hashtags and avoid using too many unnecessary punctuation marks. Additionally, you should consider using popular tags like #writing advice, #writing help, #professional writing, and #writing tips.

Reblogging is another great way to promote your blog. You expose your content to their followers when reblogging other blogs’ posts. This can help you gain more followers and reach a wider audience. When you’re reblogging, make sure to use the reblog button and not the share button. Additionally, you should consider the content you are reblogging. Look for interesting blogs and reblog posts from other Tumblr bloggers.

You should also consider adding a link to your own blog in the first post. This will help other users find your blog and follow you. Additionally, you can use direct messages to reach out to other Tumblr users and let them know about your blog. This is a great way to build relationships and increase your blog’s reach.

Using hashtags and reblogs can increase your blog’s visibility and reach a wider audience. With the right strategy, you can build a successful Tumblr blog.

Share Your Posts on Social Media

Sharing your Tumblr posts on social media is a great way to reach a wider audience. You can share your posts on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks with just a few clicks. This will help you get more exposure and reach a wider audience. You should link your Twitter and Facebook accounts for an automated post feature. This will help improve the reachability of your content. This will help you save time and ensure more people see your posts.

You should also consider creating content specifically for social media. This can include short videos, GIFs, and animated GIFs. This will help you stand out from other blogs and make your content more engaging. Additionally, you should consider using other blogging platforms, such as Medium and WordPress, to share your content. This will help you reach a wider audience and get more exposure.

By utilizing these methods, you can maximize the potential of your Tumblr blog and reach a larger audience. You can build your own customized Tumblr blog with the right content and an effective strategy.

Utilize Tumblr Ads

Advertise with Tumblr ads.

Utilizing Tumblr Ads is a great way to promote your site and reach a wider audience. When creating ads, you should consider your audience and their interests. Additionally, you should use relevant hashtags and create high-quality visuals that reflect your brand’s values. Additionally, you can place ads on your Tumblr blog by inserting the ad code snippet into the theme’s layout code.

Ad payment depends on the number of clicks and engagement. Therefore, monitoring your results to ensure your ads are effective is important. You should also consider testing different ad formats and running A/B tests to see which type of ad works best for you. Additionally, you should consider setting up conversion tracking so that you can track conversions and optimize your campaigns.

By monitoring your results, you can ensure your Tumblr Ads campaign is as effective as possible. With the right strategy, you can create a successful Tumblr blog.

monitor your results

To achieve a successful Tumblr presence, it’s vital to regularly monitor your blog’s performance, understand its impact, and adapt your strategy based on data-driven insights. You can create a thriving and impactful Tumblr blog by evaluating key metrics and actively engaging with the community.

Key Metrics to Monitor

  • Followers: Track the number of followers you’ve gained to measure your blog’s growth and popularity.
  • Traffic: Analyze the volume of traffic your blog receives to understand how effectively you’re attracting visitors.
  • Notes: Examine the number of notes (likes and reblogs) your posts receive to gauge their engagement level.
  • Comments and Reblogs: Assess the number of comments and reblogs on your posts to measure audience interaction.
  • Search Visibility: Verify that your blog is discoverable on Tumblr when users search for topics related to your content.

Use Google Analytics for In-Depth Analysis

Google Analytics for rich insights.

Google Analytics is an invaluable tool for tracking your blog’s performance precisely. Connecting your Tumblr blog to Google Analytics lets you access a wealth of detailed information and comprehensively understand your blog’s impact. Steps to integrate Google Analytics with Tumblr include:

  • Creating a Google Analytics account.
  • Connecting Google Analytics to your Tumblr account.
  • Adding the Google Analytics tracking code via your Tumblr dashboard.

You’ll gain insights into visitor demographics, traffic sources, user behavior, and more with Google Analytics. This data empowers you to make informed decisions and optimize your content strategy.

Building a Thriving Tumblr Presence

Your journey on Tumblr is an ongoing process of creativity, engagement, and adaptation. By monitoring performance metrics, utilizing analytical tools, and iterating on your content, you can unlock the potential of a successful Tumblr blog. Embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in Tumblr’s creative community, build your presence, earn followers, and make a lasting impact.

Starting a blog on Tumblr is an empowering way to get your ideas and content out into the world. Fortunately, following this step-by-step guide makes it easier than ever to begin creating and connecting with other users in the Tumblr community. Signing up for an account should take a few minutes, and exploring Tumblr will help you find niches and topics related to yours that interest fans.

When customizing your theme and options, keep things professional and organized to reach maximum engagement with other users. Start posting quality content that resonates well with your audience is crucial in gaining more followers, and staying consistent is key to keeping them.

Interacting with other blog sites, utilizing hashtags and ads, and sharing posts on social media is the best way to stay competitive and further increase visibility. Lastly, monitoring the performance of your blog is essential in gaining insight into what works, what doesn’t, and how to gain leverage over rival blogs.

Blogging can be intimidating initially, but with determination and consistency, you can create an outstanding presence on Tumblr in no time!

Is Tumblr Good For Blogging?

Tumblr excels in microblogging, offering a platform for those seeking share multimedia content in a streamlined, user-friendly interface. It supports custom themes, reblogging, and varied post types. However, for long-form content and advanced SEO features, platforms like WordPress may offer more functionality

Are Tumblr blogs free?

Creating and hosting a blog on Tumblr is free of charge. The platform provides a range of customizable themes at no cost. However, premium themes and certain advanced customization options may require an additional fee. Ad-free browsing is also available for a monthly subscription.

How do blogs work on Tumblr?

On Tumblr, users create microblogs to post various types of multimedia content. Each blog can have multiple contributors and offers customization via themes. Posts can be tagged for discoverability. The platform’s reblogging feature allows easy sharing and amplification of content within the Tumblr community.

How to make a blog on Tumblr?

To create a blog on Tumblr, visit , sign up for an account, select a unique username, and choose a theme. Customize your blog’s appearance and account settings. Use the “Create a post” button to publish content, including text, images, and videos.

What is Tumblr blogging for?

Tumblr’s free blogging platform is for sharing multimedia content in a microblogging format. It enables creative expression, community interaction, and content curation. Users publish short blog posts featuring text, images, videos, and more, often centered around their interests, art, or lifestyle.

Do people still use Tumblr?

As of 2024, Tumblr remains a popular social media platform, particularly among young adults. The platform, founded in 2007, continues to be used for creative expression, community engagement, and sharing multimedia content in a microblogging format.

Can you make money on Tumblr?

Earning money on Tumblr is feasible through various methods such as sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, and selling digital or physical products. Tumblr’s lack of built-in monetization tools means users often rely on third-party services to generate revenue. High-traffic blogs are generally more lucrative.

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  • Writing Forward
  • Writer's Fun Zone
  • The Craft of Writing
  • Novelty Revisions
  • Thanet Creative
  • Storius Magazine
  • The Creative Penn Blog
  • Creative Writing at Leicester
  • Homo Vitruvius by A. Jay Adler
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  • Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve
  • WriteByNight
  • sophieduffy
  • Firefly Creative Writing Blog
  • Derbyshire Writing School Blog
  • Creative Writing Blog
  • Terribleminds
  • Peter Rey's Blog
  • Curtis Brown Creative Blog
  • Master's in Creative Writing
  • Quinn Creative
  • E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
  • The Novelry Blog
  • Margaret James Blog
  • WriteGirl Blog
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1. GrubStreet


2. Writing Forward

Writing Forward

3. Writer's Fun Zone

Writer's Fun Zone

4. The Craft of Writing

The Craft of Writing

5. Novelty Revisions

Novelty Revisions

6. Thanet Creative

Thanet Creative

7. Storius Magazine

Storius Magazine

8. The Creative Penn Blog

The Creative Penn Blog

9. Creative Writing at Leicester

Creative Writing at Leicester

10. Homo Vitruvius by A. Jay Adler

Homo Vitruvius by A. Jay Adler

11. Creative Writing News

Creative Writing News

12. Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve

Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve

13. WriteByNight


14. sophieduffy


15. Firefly Creative Writing Blog

Firefly Creative Writing Blog

16. Write-now


17. Derbyshire Writing School Blog

Derbyshire Writing School Blog

18. Creative Writing Blog

Creative Writing Blog

19. Terribleminds


20. Peter Rey's Blog

Peter Rey's Blog

21. Curtis Brown Creative Blog

Curtis Brown Creative Blog

22. Master's in Creative Writing

Master's in Creative Writing

23. Quinn Creative

Quinn Creative

24. E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog

E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog

25. The Novelry Blog

The Novelry Blog

26. Margaret James Blog

Margaret James Blog

27. WriteGirl Blog

WriteGirl Blog

28. This Itch Of Writing

This Itch Of Writing

29. Bloggable


30. Boston University Creative Writing Blog

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We Tested the Best Sudowrite Alternatives on the Market

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  • Overview: We share five alternatives to Sudowrite—a popular AI writing assistant for creative writers and authors.
  • Why you can trust us: We base our reviews on hands-on experience and years of experience building and using AI tools.
  • Why this is important: Whether you’re a professional wordsmith, a diligent student, or a budding novelist, we’ve done the research to help you find the perfect tool for your needs.
  • Action points: The alternatives discussed are DreamGen, Character AI, Novelcrafter, ChatGPT, and CoWriter AI.
  • Further research: Check out the DreamGen blog for more reviews, guides, and tutorials.

Looking for the Best Sudowrite Alternative?

In a sea of AI writing tools, Sudowrite stands out as one of the few options specifically designed for creative writing, not business writing. It’s a great tool with a lot going for it… but it definitely isn’t for everyone.

In this guide, DreamGen compares the five Sudowrite alternatives that address some of the limitations and issues users have experienced with Sudowrite. Whether you’re a professional wordsmith, a diligent student, or a budding novelist, we’ve done the research to help you find the perfect tool for your needs.

Why Listen to Us?

At DreamGen , we’ve worked hard to develop an affordable, unrestricted, and, most of all, fun alternative to Sudowrite.

We base our reviews on hands-on research, testing, and analysis with the tools we discuss. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate, reliable, and unbiased information to help them make the right call when it comes to their software.

What Is Sudowrite?

Sudowrite is an AI-powered writing assistant designed to add a dash of magic to your creative writing process. It offers a great long-form editor and a wide range of tools that support everything from brainstorming to editing.


The underlying models Sudowrite uses are based on GPT-4 (and now GPT-4o). However, you do have the option to switch to alternative models like Claude 3 Opus if you want to. Unfortunately, this means that Sudowrite is censored by default.

Key Features

  • Story Bible : Build a solid foundation for your stories by telling Sudowrite about characters, structure, items, tone, and more.
  • Brainstorming : Get AI assistance as you brainstorm potential characters, lines of dialogue, character names, and items.
  • Write : Hit write, and Sudowrite will automatically generate the next 300-ish words of your book or story.
  • Rewrite : Give Sudowrite instructions for how you’d like a particular passage to be rewritten, and it will generate multiple options for you to choose from.
  • Describe : Instantly generate five-sense descriptions of any text you highlight to add depth to your writing.

Sudowrite offers a subscription-based pricing structure with three plans:

Sudowrite Pricing

  • Hobby & Student ($10/mo) : 225,000 credits per month
  • Professional ($22/mo) : 1,000,000 credits per month
  • Max ($44/mo) : 2,000,000 credits per month
  • Feature-rich
  • Tons of plugins
  • Supportive community
  • Confusing, expensive pricing
  • Lots of buggy features
  • Censored by default

Why Look for a Sudowrite Alternative?

Sudowrite is a great tool—but it isn’t perfect. Here are the two main reasons why we’d recommend looking for alternatives:

  • Confusing Pricing : Sudowrite’s pricing is very confusing. Plans have set “credits”, but there’s no way to tell exactly how many credits different models and features use. A particularly ridiculous example? Sudowrite’s plugins are rated on a scale of 1 to 4 lightning bolts based on their cost, but there’s no way to tell how many credits each bolt represents. We feel this is overly convoluted, and plenty of users agree.

Sudowrite Pricing

  • No Great Value : A related issue is that Sudowrite doesn’t offer the best value for money from a generation perspective. Some users have estimated that you’ll need to spend as much as $150 to generate 300K words. This is pricey compared to many alternatives, and Sudowrite has no free models when you run out of credits (like DreamGen).
  • Content Restrictions : Sudowrite uses GPT-based models by default. That means it can’t write NSFW content unless you switch to a model that supports this. A huge issue? No, but it is annoying having to switch back and forth, and the models they use for unrestricted content aren’t necessarily the best for prose.

5 Best Sudowrite Alternatives

Here’s a quick run-down of the tools we’ll be discussing:

  • Novelcrafter
  • Character AI

1. DreamGen

Coming in at number one? DreamGen . Sure, we might be a little biased, but we’re also confident that DreamGen is the best Sudowrite alternative by a mile.


We built our own AI models from scratch with the goal of giving writers like you complete creative freedom. You can write about any topic or theme you want to—no judgment, censorship, or account bans here.

Plus, our models are purpose-built from the ground up for prose (unlike GPT-based tools). That means outputs sound better from the jump and require much less editing to make them sound like human thoughts.

  • Story-Writing Mode : Craft engaging long-form stories with the help of AI. Give instructions, rephrase sentences, and create something unique.
  • Role-Play Mode : Swap into role-play mode for a fun, interactive writing experience. Chat 1-to-1 or in a group chat with multiple characters.
  • Story Bible : Store details about your characters, settings, and plotlines for easy reference while writing. This also tells the AI about your world.
  • Customizable AI Settings : Personalize your AI outputs with settings for everything from tone and style to output length.
  • Scenario Library : Dive straight into a story by choosing one from our library of pre-written scenarios.
  • Scenario Generator : If none of the built-in scenarios catch your eye, generate a new one based on a simple prompt. The AI will flesh out the plot, characters and everything else for you.

With DreamGen, the monthly credits you get from your subscription let you interact with our AI for immersive story-writing and role-playing.

Here are the plans:

DreamGen pricing

  • Starter : Great when the smaller AI is all you need.
  • Advanced : Leverage the best AI model and have better AI memory.
  • Pro : Unlimited use of the best AI model and the largest AI memory.

We offer a generous free tier where you can try all our models and features.

  • Advanced scenario crafting
  • Enhanced editor functionality
  • Story Bible
  • Interactive story templates
  • Fantastic community
  • Slightly smaller character set compared to others

2. Novelcrafter


Novelcrafter is your AI-powered writing companion designed for fiction authors. Like Sudowrite, it’s packed with valuable tools for each step of your novel journey—from idea generation to revision. Plus, its AI is powered by advanced models from companies like OpenAI and Anthropic.

  • Codex for Story Organization : Store details about your characters, plot, and world-building in one place for easy reference.
  • In-Text Editing and Scene Beats : Offers handy in-text editing and scene beat generation for structured storytelling and smooth, coherent narrative flow.
  • Chat Mode : Chat with advanced AI models to ask specific questions, brainstorm ideas, or even get feedback on your writing.

Here are Novelcrafter’s four plans:

Novelcrafter Pricing

  • Scribe ($4.00/mo) : Basic review features
  • Hobbyist ($8.00/mo) : AI scene summarization
  • Artisan ($14.00/mo) : Discord community support
  • Specialist ($20.00/mo) : Invite others to your story
  • AI chat for brainstorming
  • Comprehensive world-building tools
  • Great story organization
  • Complex set up
  • In-text editing and scene continuation features are buggy


Claude is a super versatile AI language model that’s pretty similar to ChatGPT in many ways. Why did Claude make the cut over ChatGPT? It’s much better at creative writing tasks thanks to a more succinct and human-like generation pattern and a flexible set of content restrictions that are context-aware.

  • Advanced Language Generation : Produces high-quality, context-aware text with particular strength in creative and narrative writing.
  • Versatility : Excellent for brainstorming, outlining, character development, and generating content across various genres and styles.
  • Nuanced Understanding : Demonstrates a strong grasp of narrative elements, literary techniques, and creative writing principles.

Claude is available for free! However, to access Anthropic's best models (Sonnet 3.5 and Opus 3), you need to pay for Pro ($20/month).

  • Most natural language generation
  • Currently the smartest AI out there, excellent at following instuctions
  • Strong ability to maintain context and consistency
  • Adaptable to various writing styles and genres
  • Not a dedicated writing platform, making it hard to keep track of things
  • Requires careful prompting
  • Can’t write about certain topics, such as violence


Last up, NovelAI, a tool we’ve written quite a bit about. NovelAI is a Sudowrite alternative that also offers a great, AI-enabled long-form editor. It doesn’t have quite as many features as Sudowrite or DreamGen, but it does have some nice extras like Lorebook for organizing story details.

  • Customizable Editor : Customize just about everything about NovelAI’s editor to turn it into the perfect writing environment.
  • Text Adventure Mode : Swap from long-form stories to fun, engaging role-play sessions where you control the action with do. Say, story prompts.
  • Custom Models : Train your own custom models to write like you or understand specific tasks at an expert level.

NovelAI offers a nice, 100-generation free trial. After that, you can buy one of three paid plans (each offering higher context memory limits):

NovelAI Pricing

  • Tablet ($10/mo) : 3,072 tokens of memory
  • Scroll ($15/mo) : 6,144 tokens of memory
  • Opus ($25/mo) : 8,192 tokens of memory
  • Great customization options with advanced interface
  • Non-mainstream models (designed for prose and NSFW) available
  • Outdated and by today’s standards not that smart AI
  • Very limited free trial, making it hard to test before making a purchasing decision
  • Interface is relatively complex at first

5. Character AI


Character AI is an AI chatbot platform that lets users create characters and chat with them. Now, this isn’t a perfect alternative to Sudowrite like DreamGen. But it is a great way to practice creative writing and role-playing, brainstorm characters and scenarios, and even get feedback from other users.

  • Virtual Characters : Craft virtual characters to chat with, role-play different scenarios and plots, and explore new ideas.
  • Scenario Crafting : Create and save different story scenarios to develop your writing skills, practice dialogue, and come up with unique plot twists.
  • Character Library : Access a huge library of 40,000+ characters and chatbots for everything from fantasy creatures to historical figures.

Character AI offers a freemium model with a free tier and a premium subscription plan known as ($9.99/month).

  • Engaging and interactive characters
  • Great tool for brainstorming
  • Simple UI and character builder
  • Lacks depth in conversations
  • Lacks advanced writing tools

So there you have it—a comprehensive overview of the top five alternatives to Sudowrite. If you ask us, DreamGen leads the pack thanks to our similar feature set, more affordable pricing, and completely unrestricted models that are purpose-built for prose (unlike Sudowrite’s).

Ready to get started? Try DreamGen for free today.

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Today’s digital AI is revolutionizing various aspects of our lives, including education. Among these innovations, AI apps for writing essays have surged in popularity, becoming essential tools for students and professionals alike. These applications offer remarkable features that can help you generate ideas, structure your thoughts, and even create complete essays. Understanding how to use these tools effectively can considerably enhance your writing skills and save you valuable time. In this guide, we’ll explore how AI-powered essay writing apps work, their benefits, and practical tips for integrating them into your writing routine.

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What Makes AI Apps for Writing Essays So Revolutionary?

Today’s fast-paced digital AI is transforming various aspects of our lives, including education. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the demands of essay writing ? You’re not alone. Many people, including professional writers, find the process tedious and challenging. This is where AI apps for writing essays come into play. These tools use innovative technology to assist you in generating ideas, structuring your content, and even drafting complete essays.

AI writing apps are powered by Natural Language Processing (NLP), enabling them to understand and generate human language. This makes them incredibly useful for academic essays, research papers, and other forms of writing. For instance, platforms like Grammarly and OpenAI’s GPT-based tools offer features ranging from grammar checks to full essay drafting.

What’s remarkable is the growing adoption of these tools. Roughly 22 million papers were written using AI last year, displaying their increasing popularity. However, ethical considerations remain essential; while these apps can considerably enhance your writing process, it’s essential to use them responsibly.

How Do AI Apps for Writing Essays Work?

AI applications for writing essays are transforming how we approach academic and professional writing. These tools use the power of Natural Language Processing (NLP), a fascinating branch of artificial intelligence dedicated to making computers understand, interpret, and generate human language in ways that are both meaningful and contextually accurate. This capability allows AI writing apps to assist you in various writing tasks, from quick grammar checking to drafting an entire essay.

The core functioning of these AI writing apps involves advanced algorithms and extensive databases. They analyze vast amounts of text to understand grammatical structures, identify common errors, and suggest improvements. These AI models are trained on countless writing samples, making them adept at recognizing details in language, context, and style. This depth of training helps the apps provide more precise and contextually relevant suggestions.

Use cases for these AI tools are diverse. Students and professionals alike can benefit, whether it’s for writing academic essays, research papers, reports, or even creative writing pieces. These applications can help you generate ideas, outline your thoughts, and ensure your final draft is polished to perfection. Many top AI tools for academic research are already making major impacts in scholarly communities, shaping the future of how research is conducted.

What Are the Current Trends in AI Writing Apps?

The AI app market for writing essays is experiencing swift growth. Recent industry reports suggest that the AI in the education market is expanding swiftly and will achieve major milestones in the next few years. This indicates that more people, especially students and professionals, are turning to these technologies for writing assistance.

A range of popular AI writing applications is leading the market today. For instance, Grammarly , ProWritingAid, and OpenAI’s GPT-based tools are top contenders. Each offers unique features to enhance your writing experience, from real-time grammar checks to comprehensive content analysis. For a detailed list, check out this review of the best AI writing tools for 2024 .

User adoption rates for AI writing tools are on the rise. Many students and academics are incorporating these applications into their daily routines. Surveys and studies reflect this trend, indicating a shift towards more technologically integrated learning environments.

How Do You Effectively Use AI Writing Apps?

Choosing the right AI app for writing your essays can be important. Not all AI writing tools are created equal, so you need to know what aspects of your writing you want to improve. For instance, if your goal is to fine-tune grammar and spelling, tools like Grammarly are highly recommended, but be mindful of potential issues; for example, Grammarly can sometimes trigger false alerts for AI use.

Using AI should ideally complement your skills. Valerie Strauss, an education reporter for The Washington Post, emphasizes that AI can assist you but should not replace the essence of your writing. Always ensure that your ideas and voice remain at the forefront. Besides, according to the New York Times , educational institutions are struggling with the ethics of using AI, so it’s essential to use the technology responsibly.

Be aware of limitations. While AI tools offer substantial aid, they are not infallible. They might misunderstand context or subtlety. Therefore, you should always critically review suggestions and do not rely solely on AI for final submissions. Platforms like ZDNet emphasize the advanced capabilities of AI chatbots like ChatGPT but also note their imperfections.

Common Questions or Misconceptions

Are ai writing apps cheating.

Using an AI app for writing essays isn’t cheating as long as you use it ethically. These tools are designed to assist and improve your writing skills. For instance, in-browser AI text editors can help you polish your writing and enhance your drafts. The key is to make sure that the final work remains genuinely your own.

Can AI Replace Human Writers?

AI can offer valuable support, but it cannot replace human creativity and critical thinking. These tools are best thought of as aids. They help by providing grammatical corrections, suggesting improvements, or even generating ideas. However, the creativity and subtlety that come from a human mind remain irreplaceable.

Are AI Suggestions Always Correct?

No, AI suggestions are not always correct. It’s important to critically review any recommendations. The technology, while advanced, still has limitations and is not infallible. Always cross-check to ensure the output maintains the intended meaning and context.

Does AI Understand Context?

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Bottom Line

To review, AI apps for writing essays offer a wealth of features to enhance and optimize your writing process. These tools, powered by Natural Language Processing, can assist with grammar checks, content suggestions, and full essay drafting, making them invaluable for various writing tasks. However, it’s essential to use them responsibly and ethically, ensuring your voice and ideas remain central. Accept these innovative tools to improve your writing skills and efficiency. Start exploring different AI writing apps today and take your writing to the next level, using technology to complement your creativity and critical thinking.

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