Welcome to Writing Forward
Welcome to Writing Forward, a creative writing blog packed with tips and ideas that will inspire and inform your writing projects. You’ll find posts on grammar, good writing habits and practices, plus tons of writing prompts and exercises to keep your pen moving. Whether you’re looking for fresh ideas or trying to improve your writing, you’ve come to the right place!
Writing Forward’s mission is to share helpful and inspiring creative writing tips to benefit the greater writing community and to advocate on behalf of all writers and artists.
Writing Forward launched in September of 2007.
Who’s in Charge Around Here?
Melissa Donovan studied creative writing at Sonoma State University, earning a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing. Since then, Melissa has worked as a technical writer, copywriter, professional blogger, and writing coach.
Blogging is one of Melissa’s favorite writing passions, along with writing fiction and poetry. She has written a number of guest posts for some pretty cool blogs.
Melissa is the author of the Adventures in Writing series, which includes 101 Creative Writing Exercises, 10 Core Practices for Better Writing, and 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. She is currently working on the Writer’s Toolbox series, which includes What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing and Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises.
As an advocate for animal welfare, Melissa supports the No Kill movement, which seeks to end the practice of killing homeless animals in shelters. She is also an anti-censorship activist supporting free speech for writers and artists and working to maintain an open and free Internet via Net Neutrality.
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