1. Charlotte Rains Dixon is a free-lance writer, novelist, copy writer and creative writing teacher. On her blog she writes "There's a huge place for writing exercises in every writer's life. They can be incredibly helpful when you find yourself stuck".
Check out her post about the value of writing exercises I have seen the light
For more on all aspects of writing, drop by and check out her blog Word Strumpet
2. I came across this new online program that looks like fun called Graphita , where you can have fun adding captions, doodles and clipart objects to your images and then share them.
I found this among many other suggested online tools at Frostfirebuzz.com