Creative Writing tools and exercises are also helpful for writing academic essays! Here are some websites to help with various aspects of writing creatively, easy-to-use databases of poetry and fiction, and other miscellaneous creative writing-related internet offerings!
Poets.org: From the Academy of American Poets. This database has poets, bios, selected poems (some with audio files!), essays, and more!
The Literature Network : Database of short stories, poems, quotations, quizzes, and trivia.
Creative Writing Prompts: Prompts for creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry from Poets & Writers.
Fiction Craft Exercises: Compilation of several general fiction exercises to help develop your craft or work through writer's block.
Creative Writing Now: Prompts, how-to, resources, and contests.
Basic Sonnet Forms: Helpful website for learning about and composing Italian and Shakesperian sonnets.
Sestin-a-matic: An online sestina-maker that uses a form to help you compose your poem and takes the guess work out of the traditional poetic form.
Learning To Love You More: An art project and website filled with art and writing assignments to provoke memory, explore space, and define the story of self.