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Get Creative Prompts to Help Overcome Writer's Block

Get your creative juices flowing with fun and useful writing prompts. Perhaps you're stuck in a serious writer’s block. Maybe you’re just looking for a new idea to get the ball rolling on your next literary masterpiece. Either way, these apps can help, from recommending names that you can give your characters to suggesting multiple scenarios for you to write about.

Prompts - Beat Writers Block
A+ Writing Prompts
iDeas for Writing

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Highest scored apps in the category

Prompts - Beat Writers Block
Prompts - Beat Writers Block

Prompts

Tanner Christensen

No more writer's block, just open the app to write and follow the suggestions

Avoid writer’s block with this fantastic productivity app.

Also Good

Apps with average score

A+ Writing Prompts
A+ Writing Prompts
A+ Writing Prompts

A+ Writing Prompts

21x20 Media, Inc.

Writing.Com presents "A+ Writing Prompts", the education version of "Writing Prompts", the iPhone app with an endless supply of creative inspiration! The app includes all of our prompt generators and prompts packs, with no in-app purchases, and at a discounted price, making it perfect for teachers and students.

Our prompt generators...

iDeas for Writing
iDeas for Writing
iDeas for Writing

iDeas for Writing

SCVisuais

If you like writing, you don't have to worry about the creative blocks or the fear of the blank page anymore. Thanks to "iDeas for Writing", you will always carry with you a whole writing workshop with creative triggers and exercises to get your imagination flowing.

In "iDeas for Writing" you...

Writing Challenge
Writing Challenge
Writing Challenge

Writing Challenge

SCVisuais

With Writing Challenge you will enjoy a game with creative prompts to spark your inspiration and master free writing. Forget about the fear to blank page. Your writing won't stop.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It's easy. You just have to press "start" and the app gives you the first prompt...

Writing Prompts
Writing Prompts
Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts

21x20 Media, Inc.

Writing.Com presents "Writing Prompts", the iPhone app with an endless supply of creative inspiration for writers!

-->> Search iTunes for "A+ Writing Prompts", our an all inclusive, bundled app... perfect for the classroom!
-->> Are you an artist? Search iTunes for "Art Prompts" - Our app just for you!


Our writing prompt...

Writelight
Writelight
Writelight

Writelight

Aleksandr Gorbunov

Writing prompts, timer and inspiration, perfect for morning pages, freewriting or journaling.

Writelight is a tool that helps to use freewriting and other writing exercises for personal development or for boosting results in work and life.

Freewriting is a liberating, freestyle form of writing that acts as a problem-solving tool, which helps...

Name Dice - random names for writers
Name Dice - random names for writers
Name Dice - random names for writers

Name Dice - random names for writers

Thinkamingo

Name Dice is a simple tool to create interesting fictional names. This app includes hundreds of first and last names, resulting in nearly endless name combinations.

Featured in MakeUseOf’s “4 iPhone/iPad Apps For Brainstorming Writing Ideas, Plots, & Characters”

Name Dice has received numerous 5-star reviews from writers of all ages and...

Write365 - Creative Prompts for Writers
Write365 - Creative Prompts for Writers
Write365 - Creative Prompts for Writers

Write365 - Creative Prompts for Writers

Campfire Chic, LLC

Update: Completely redesigned with a fresh new look.

Improved social integration so you can share your prompts with your friends and followers. Now contains over 450 writing prompts

Write365 for iOS is a simple, distraction free tool built for bloggers and creative writers looking for inspiration for the next story. With a...

Story Dice - ideas for writers
Story Dice - ideas for writers
Story Dice - ideas for writers

Story Dice - ideas for writers

Thinkamingo

Story Dice is a creative writing prompt tool to come up with ideas for plot, character, and setting. It can be used for both written and oral storytelling.

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"What we like to do, is take turns, each of us telling a story that uses all of those...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Unblock by Werdsmith

Unblock by Werdsmith

Nathan Tesler

Say goodbye to writer's block. Unblock makes writing easy, with professionally designed writing exercises to get you through even the toughest obstacles.

With Unblock you have access to hundreds of writing prompts, exercises, questions and quotes that will help you:

- Get through writer's block
- Discover what kind of writer you are
- Develop your writing skills
- Get inspired to write
- Bring your characters to life
- Spark your muse

Unblock is a project by Werdsmith.

Please note: exercises in Unblock are grouped into decks of cards, which you can unlock by purchasing credits in the app. We've given you a bunch of credits for free to get you started.

Just Write: The Writing Prompts App

Just Write: The Writing Prompts App

Cory Renzella

“Writers write.”

That’s the credo of Just Write, the simple and effective writing prompts app that will help you do exactly that.

Whether you’re teaching a writing class, working in a writing group, or simply doing some writing in your favorite coffee shop, Just Write is exactly what you need to – well – get writing!

Just Write will give you the jumpstart that you need to craft the next Great American Novel, pen a short story, or simply jot down some memories from your past.

This app is divided into four sections:

Quotes: Words of wisdom from dozens of the greatest authors and thinkers will inspire you.

Warm-Ups: Over 100 timed warm-ups will exercise your brain and focus your mind.

Prompts: 200 prompts will help you do what you need to do: get writing, right now.

Write: Once you’re ready to write, the in-app notepad will conveniently capture all of your work.

Features:

+ Dozens of inspirational quotes on writing, life, and many other topics
+ Over 100 timed word generation, word association, and word game exercises
+ 200 prompts, divided into categories for personal writing, fiction writing, sample scenes, sample titles, and noun/verb pairings
+ A built-in notepad, which means that you’re always just one tap away from writing
+ Special ‘Favorites’ folders, which let you organize your most liked cards
+ The ability to e-mail, print, or post to Facebook your drafts
+ The option to purchase more packs with hundreds of additional quotes, warm-ups, and prompts

This app is not too simple, and it's not too complicated.

It’s Just Write, and it’s the only writing prompt app that you’ll ever need!