Spring is here and winter is slowly rolling it’s way out of our lives. Here in the Midwest, it’s been a bit of rain, snow, and cold temperatures, but I haven’t let that dampen my spirits. I know the ‘real’ spring is just around the corner. Soon we’ll be greeted with constant blue skies, warmer temperatures and fresh breezes as mother nature enters a new season. Birds will be chirping and flowers will be blooming. It’s time to shake off the doldrums and create fresh, new ideas at our keyboards. Throw open the windows and get back to that novel, screenplay, or chapbook of poems you have been working on. It’s time to spark your creativity this spring.
Spark Your Creativity This Spring.
It is so easy to get stuck in the winter doldrums. Everything is grey and gloomy and most of the time we just want to hibernate and sleep, eat lots of good comfort food, and watch tons of Hulu and Netflix. Some people can be more productive with their writing in the winter months, but others let ideas, monitors, and keyboards gather as much dust as the snow outside. When the weather finally breaks and things start looking up, it can still be hard to either get back to an idea or start a new one. How do we combat this? Here are some websites to help spark your creativity this spring.
Websites to spark Creativity.
creativethinking.net-This site shares creative exercises and explanations of the workings of your brain.
languageisavirus.com-Facing writer’s block? Go to this site for writing prompts, exercises, text generators, etc.
writingprompts.tumblr.com-This site contains image based story kick-starters.
Websites for Children’s/YA Writers.
inkygirl.com-Author Debbie Ridpath Ohi shares lots of inspiration for children’s authors on this site.
kidlit.com-If you are looking to be published traditionally in the children’s market, this site is for you. Former literary agent Mary Kole offers lots of tips and advice on this site.
Websites for Fantasy/Science Fiction Writers.
mythcreants.com-There are lots of tips for writing fantasy/science fiction like world building tips and more.
sfwa.org-Science Fiction Writers of America
More Websites to Learn from and Spark Creativity.
Websites for Romance
romanceuniversity.org-A site with lessons on romance writing, publishing and more.
Websites for Christian Writers.
amostanauthor.com-Inspiration and writing advice from a Christian point of view.
Websites for Songwriters.
SongU.com-If you are looking to learn everything you can about the music business, from crafting marketable lyrics to musical composition to finding a co-writer and pitching your songs, this website is for you. They have two different memberships to choose from and it’s like learning from some of the best right in your own home.
You are bound to find some inspiration and advice to get your ideas perking. Clear off the dust and open your mind, as a result, you are bound to create something fresh and new this spring. Happy writing!