Young writers often don’t know where to start when it comes to a writing assignment. Their inspiration might be failing and they are not sure which way to go. That where some cool sites can help propel their writing.
The Story Starter www.thestorystarter.com
A site that provides the writer with either a first sentence or the idea for story. Named one of Top 101 websites for writers by Writer’s Digest Magazine in 2012, it was also named the Best of the Best for Creativity. There is an also a Story Starter Jr. for younger writers.
Story Starters provided by Scholastic, Inc. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/
Brought to you by the popular Scholastic teacher site, this fun and interactive site creates quick writing prompts to help students dive into the creative writing process. Choose from the four themes, enter your name and select your grade level and story starter provide you with style of writing anything from a story to a biography, a character and situation. Take each suggestion, or only one or two to create your one of a kind story.
Story Spark app ($1.99)
A tool to generate ideas for plot, character, and setting. With a simple tap, get a new spark of inspiration. Great for writers, young and old. Worried about what people may say or think about your original story idea, let Story Spark help. Express creativity by expanding on the Story Spark prompt. Build your creative writing skills by elaborating and embellishing on the trillions of prompts contained in Story Spark.
Silly Story Starters app (Free)
Featured on Huffington Post: “Start your child along… to fearlessly leap into a lifelong habit of writing for pleasure, discovery and joy.” Perfect app for home and school. Generate millions of creative story starter ideas for elementary school students.
Who it’s for:
✔ Teachers who want to introduce creative writing ideas in classroom settings.
✔ Kids who want to improve their typing and writing skills.
✔ Parents who want to help develop the creativity of their children.