17 of the Best Websites to Bring Back Your Writing Inspiration

Last Updated on: December 29th, 2016

17 of the Best Websites to Bring Back Your Writing Inspiration

Do you ever need some writing inspiration?

I bet you DO!

As bloggers, writers, and freelancers, we all need writing inspiration at some point.

Many websites exist that can help bring back your writing inspiration and your creativity.

So do many tools, including the ones found in these posts:

8 Great Writing Tools to Keep You Motivated to Write

9 Tools that No Serious Online Writer Should Be Without

Some FUN Writing Tools to Get You In the #writing Mood

Today’s guest, Rachel, will share 17 of the best websites to you to help you stay inspired and get your writing inspiration back.

Do YOU Need Some Writing Inspiration?

Do you want or need to write, but are feeling less than inspired?


I’ve been there plenty of times.

You get rid of all the distractions, tidy up your desk, focus on the job at hand and… nothing. You have writer’s block. You don’t know what to do.

The solution: check out some of these websites dedicated to writers and writing to get re-inspired.

(An alternate solution is to hire a freelance writer to help you!)

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1. The Story Starter

The reason why you may lose your writing inspiration is because you are writing about the same stuff over and over again, and never venturing outside your niche. The Story Starter will enable you to do that, by generating a random sentence that will become the starter for your new story. It’s an incredibly fun exercise, as it’s always able to come up with interesting story starters.

“There is always, always, always something to write about.”

― Rob Bignell, Writing Affirmations: A Collection of Positive Messages to Inspire Writers

2. Writing

Writing is an online resource that is like your one-stop shop for all things related to writing. Not only can you create your portfolio there for free and share your work, but you can get in touch with other brilliant writers, make use of numerous writing tools, and share experiences and ideas to get inspired.

3. Protagonize

Protagonize has developed over the years into an online community for writers that allows them to experience the benefits of collaborative writing. It is also a self-publishing platform, which currently hosts more than 30,000 works, which you can check out and get inside your creative space again.

4. Quick and Dirty Tips

Quick and Dirty Tips is dedicated to helping you do things better, and this goes double for its amazing Grammar Girl, which can help you on all sorts of dilemmas when it comes to grammar, spelling, and writing. Best of all, it will do so in a fun and unorthodox way.

5. Qwiklit

Apart from having tons and tons of useful articles on the subject of writing, Qwiklit will provide you with a unique 100-day challenge during which you will receive one prompt a day, each designed to help you with a certain aspect of your writing, and that includes getting rid of writer’s block, being more creative, as well as more hard-working, and leaving your comfort zone every once in a while.

6. Daily Writing Tips

One of the most common problems for writers is that they so caught up in their work that they have very little time to grow, or they are too lazy to seek out new stuff. Daily Writing Tips, however, is a website that does that for you, by posting one brilliant post every day about writing, language, and literature. This website is sure to help you regain your writing inspiration!

7. Language is a Virus

Language is a Virus is full of interesting writing prompts and writing exercises that will enable you to tackle your writing process in an unusual way. From random text generation to text manipulation games, it has plenty of things to keep you entertained and inspired.

8. Brainy Quote

Inspiring quotes are all the rage these days, because you can find at least one on just about any topic at Brainy Quote, and that includes writing. One of my favorite ones is:

“We are inspired by divine power to write.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

9. Goodreads

All writers share a strong passion for the written word, and how they got into writing in the first is by being passionate about reading, which is what you should do when you are running low on ideas. Reading will help you get back your writing inspiration!

Goodreads is useful platform that can provide you with custom reading recommendations provided by actual people. Check out the books Lorraine Reguly (Wording Well’s owner) wrote!

10. One Word

I just love One Word. Its simplicity is beautiful. All you have to do is click on the Go button, and you will be given a random word. You have sixty seconds to write about it. No limitations, other than time constraints. It’s a liberating concept that works.

12. Movellas

On Movellas, you can find inspiring stories by other authors in any genre, and also post some of your own. On top of that, you can take part in their competitions, read their blog section, participate in forum discussions, and meet other creative and interesting people.

13. I Write Like

I Write Like is a clever website unlike any other here. Copy a chunk of your text into the text box on the website, and click on Analyze. It will tell which famous writer you write like the most. It’s a little exercise in vanity, but sometimes that’s all you need to get you going again.

14. Writer’s Digest

If you are looking for advanced writing tips, tutorials, workshops, and competitions, then look no further than Writer’s Digest. Any writer will find this website a true goldmine of information and helpful advice. If this site won’t help you get back your writing inspiration, I don’t know what will.

15. Productive Writers

Seeing as writing can get pretty time-consuming, Productive Writers is an essential read for every writer, because it is full of strategies and tips that will help writers, and especially freelancers, spend less time writing by getting better gigs, so that they have more time to enjoy life.

16. About Freelance Writing

About Freelance Writing is one of the best websites dedicated to freelance writers with actual, applicable advice on how to develop your writing skills, get recognition, set your rates, find better clients, and navigate your way through less favorable aspects of freelance writing.

17. Write to Done

Write to Done provides tips for writers, bloggers, and freelancers alike. Peruse their categories to get back your writing inspiration. Their categories are:

  • Art of Writing
  • Blogging
  • Book Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Creating a Novel
  • Creative Writing Exercise
  • Creativity
  • Fiction
  • Freelancing
  • Journaling
  • Online Writing
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Self-Publishing
  • Tips for Writers

Quote to help provide writing inspiration

What sites can YOU add to this list?

I hope this list will help you become a better, more productive, and happier writer. If it doesn’t, then you might want to check out these 5 sites to improve your writing skills.

I also invite you to share YOUR inspirational sources and websites dedicated to writers and writing!

Share them in the comments! (Post links, too!!!)

Rachel Bartee

 

Rachel Bartee is a freelance editor and a marketing specialist from Iowa who works at EduGeeksClub. She is content-oriented and knows how to put words into action. She feels inspired by the morning yoga and creative writing classes she has joined recently. Find her at @rachel5barte.

 

 

11 thoughts on “17 of the Best Websites to Bring Back Your Writing Inspiration

  1. Hi Rachel,
    Wonderful to see you here at Lorraine’s blog!

    I regularly visit your blog to improve my writing skills. I am still learning a lot of things.
    There are many sources of idea for any writer, but she/he has to open his/her mind to accept that source.
    These website are great source of resources and ideas for any writer.
    Thanks for the useful and valuable list.
    With regards,
    Saurav
    Saurav Kumar Nayak recently posted…The Top 20 Security Threats We Fend Off to Protect our Clients

    • Rachel says

      Hi Saurav, it’s great you enjoyed the list. I am sure, you will do your best with your writing skills. Just practice as much as possible. I recommend you to start a journal where you may write about anything a little every day. This will help you to track your progress and see your improvements! Good luck! 🙂

  2. Kimsea Sok says

    Whatever you are, the newbie or pro writer. The writer’s block is sometime the popular challenging for writing. You know? I often time sat down in front of my notebook and start the sentences. I always mumble the word while writing as I want to hear my voice.

    Guess what? I listened to my voice and sound terrible to me. I deleted the sentence and put other new word down to the paper. Again, it sounds completely terrible. I told myself the notebook blocked my writing, hence take a small break with cigarette and my favorite music. I back and started writing again, but seems to me that the blocker isn’t gone.

    I switched of word document, enjoy some social media and find some articles on the platform to inspire my writing. I agree some websites listed here such as WriteToDone, DailyWritingTips, and Writer’sDigest is great website that inspired me sometime.

    Thanks for adding more to my list.
    Kimsea Sok recently posted…How To Become A Freelance Writer Even If You Are Bad At Writing

    • says

      Wow! Good for you for recognizing your trouble, Kimsea. Also, it is great to hear that you spoke the words aloud. That’s a good strategy to use!

      I am glad I could help by introducing you to some new websites.

    • Rachel says

      Kimsea, good articles and great online resources help me restore my inspiration as well, for sure. I also practice freewriting in the mornings and write about anything, something positive, to set my writing mood for the day.

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