Creative Writing for Kids and Teens

Creative Writing Journal Prompts

Furnishes writing ideas, including designing a meal, finding a dinosaur in the backyard, ways to earn money, visiting the moon, and superpowers.

Global Story Train

Illustrated and collaborative story project for creative children. Also hosts discussion forums.

Headliners

Formerly known as Children's Express, a UK-based news agency for children ages 8 through 19.

KidPub

Displays a collection of stories shared by children on the Internet. Also contains book reviews and online contests.

The Kids Writing Club

Place for teens and kids to share their work and leave feedback on the message board.

Kidscribe

Bilingual site for young authors. Presents jokes, stories, poetry, and links to related resources.

Lightning Bug

Contains story writing tips, ideas, exercises, and resources. Includes finding an idea, developing the idea, and finishing the story.

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

Young person's version of the annual NaNoWriMo novel writing challenge. Contains information about the challenge, held every November, plus a wealth of resources and features for young writers.

What Makes a Good Short Story?

Interactive course shares a story, elements of a good short story, and related activities.

Worldwide Childrens Poetry

Fosters religious poetry as a means of strengthening the faith foundations of mankind.

Writing Circle

Online community for writers also shares poems, jokes, and short stories written by members or contributors.

Young Poets

Huge collection of poetry written by kids aged five to eighteen.

Young Writers Online

Forum for young writers, providing a place for writers of various ages to go to write and critique one another to develop their craft.

Young Writers Society

Community where young writers aged between 13 and 25 can share comments on their own and others' work.

ZooBurst

Create 3D pop-up books with this digital storybook tool. Kids of all ages can make their stories come to life with a built-in database of over 10,000 free images and materials, and a web browser.

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