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Apps to Guide You Through the Writing Process and Stimulate Ideas

written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/23/2011

Refer to one of the following iPhone writing apps when you are having trouble composing. Find new ideas for a story or practice your writing skills with a few exercises. Novices can pick up tips and experienced writers can brush up on the structural aspects of an article or research paper.

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    Writer's Block Assassin

    Writer's Block Assassin iPhone App Writer's Block Assassin is an iPhone app that helps writers get past unimaginative or lackluster writing. There are 14 sections in this app. The Questions section is designed to get you out of a writing funk. The entire second row of icons, namely the People, Places, Things, and Scenarios, are designed to stimulate new ideas for writing. It includes suggestions for new characters, settings, and interactions. The Dialogue and Preposition icons feature a list of fresh words to replace repetitive words. Work on your writing mechanics by following the tips provided via the Punctuation and Writing Definitions icons, and save your ideas via the Notes icon. All these features make Writer's Block Assassin one of the best writing apps for iPhone. This app is available at the iTunes App Store for $3.99.

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    Writing for iPhone

    Writing for iPhone iPhone App Another iPhone writing app you should take a look at is the aptly named Writing for iPhone app. It provides an introductory guide to writing. Some of the topics covered in this app include effective writing techniques, the writing process, and grammar. This app also outlines the components of a successful business plan, proposal, and resume. There is a section dealing with effective scientific writing and an overview of writing summaries. This app is available at the iTunes App Store for $0.99.

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    EasyWriter Pro

    EasyWriter Pro iPhone App The EasyWriter Pro app is designed to improve the quality of writing in emails. The built in spell checker highlights misspellings while you compose a message. The auto text feature of this app lets you insert common phrases in the message quickly, and contacts in the email favorites list are available with a single tap. Both of these features reduce the time it takes to write an email. The EasyWriter Pro app is available at the iTunes App Store for $0.99.

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    Writing Tips

    Writing Tips for iPhone iPhone App Another app worth checking out is Writing Tips. This app contains over 300 writing exercises designed to improve your writing. Some of the topics covered in this app include the writing process, developing plot and story, dialogue, and dealing with writer's block. In addition, there is an inspiration section which features articles designed to motivate and stimulate your writing. The Writing Tips app is available at the iTunes App Store for $0.99.

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    Writer's Studio

    Writer's Studio iPhone App If you ever wanted to write a book, then this is the app for you. The Writer's Studio app is a template for writing, designing, and publishing a book. Simply follow the prompts and enter the text, pictures, and even music for the book. Once completed, the book can be published online via YouTube or sent via email as a PDF file. A physical copy of the book can be printed onto paper directly from the app. The Writer's Studio app is available at the iTunes App Store for $1.99.

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    Another iPhone app for writers is discussed in our review of WriteChain.

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    Reference

    Image Credit - Images courtesy of the respective app developer.