Apps for Writers

Writing a book is hard but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a little help from apps.

The Brainstormer
Available for: iOS
Cost: $1.99

Helps you get over writer’s block by randomly “combining a plot, a subject and a setting or style.”

Writing Prompts
Available for: iOS
Cost: $1.99

This story prompt generator uses words, sketches, colors, genres, and current events to generate random fantasy bits.

Story Planner for Writers
Available for: iOS
Cost: $5.99

Helps you outline stories and track your story progress.

Writer Assistant (Wassi) 4+: Characters and stories planner
Available for: iPad
Cost: Free

Allows you to “create separate projects for each of your universes, create characters and locations, develop characters and locations using leading questions in the program…” and more.

Metaphor Generator
Available for: iPad
Cost: $0.99

“Two nouns and one adjective are randomly selected” from thousands of words.

Story O: Story Outlining
Available for: iPad
Cost: $14.99

Writers can enter ideas onto electronic index cards and then rearrange or attach those cards in different sequences to create plots and timelines.

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