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Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing

By Thinkamingo

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Lists for Writers is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox. Helpful to both novice and expert writers alike, this app delivers list after list of prompts and ideas for your brainstorming sessions: names, character traits, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs, and much more! Whether you are working on a creative writing project, a short story, an essay assignment, National Novel Writing Month / NaNoWriMo, or your next fiction book, this app helps get it done.

Now includes dictionary support so you can look up most words without leaving the app. (This feature requires iOS 5 or higher.)

Includes a Notepad feature where you can collect any interesting list items for your writing, edit them, and email or print your notes.

* * * * * "perfect to browse for inspiration" - Cult of Mac

Lists included:
* Character
- Common first names (male and female)
- Common last names
- Clothing
- Occupations
- People (roles and relationships)
- Body Types
* Personality
- Phobias
- Philias
- Obsessions
- Character Traits
- Hobbies
- Emotions
* Plot
- Seven Basic Plots
- Thirty-six Dramatic Situations (Polti)
- Conflicts
- Issues
* Setting
- Locations
- Cities (U.S. and World)
- Landforms / geography
- Weather
* Miscellaneous
- Animals (Domesticated and General)
- Animal Sounds
- Colors
- Fantasy, Myths, and Magic
- Foods
- Vehicles
* Words
- Action Verbs
- Dialog Verbs
- Nouns
- Prepositions
- Adjectives
- Adverbs
- Verbs
- Rhyming Words



Lists for Writers:

- Does not collect or share any personal data
- Does not contain any ads
- Does not contains in-app purchases
- Does include links to the Thinkamingo web site, Facebook page, and Twitter profile in an information page

What's New in Version 1.5

Support for iPhone 5.
Better support for VoiceOver accessibility.
Fixed iPad definition view on iOS 6.
Bug fixes.

We're always looking for suggestions and feedback. Feel free to contact us at


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Customer Reviews

Limited Options

It is SO frustrating that the lists can't be modified. What a ridiculous oversight! For example, I wanted to add an obscure city as a setting for my story. Nope! The lists are all you get. No adding to them, so I started making notes. Those are a MESS now because the notes can't be organized according to the lists. To illustrate, if you make a note/memo in the setting section, it will appear in the character names sections and ALL the other sections that have nothing to do with settings. I would gladly pay more money for an app with better features. The low cost doesn't make the app a great buy when you can't modify information. I wish I had read more reviews as others brought up these problems.

The best

I accidentally pressed "submit" instead of 5 stars on my precious review before I was finished.... Anyway, I cringed when I paid $3 for this, but it's one of the best uses of $3 I've ever made. This app is great for finding names (last and first), and for getting random ideas when I'm stuck. Sometimes I just browse through it when I'm super bored - that's how nerdy I am. Best app ever. Highly recommend it. The note feature is kind of a pain bc it's too basic, but I just use the notes app on my iPod instead.


I love Writers Lists! It's a great way to expand your choice of words while writing, and I also like having the different categories such as names, clothing, etc because I'm always looking for names that aren't frequently used. You can also mark words, names, etc that you want to save, and they will be saved in a separate column. There are lots of words for each list, too. Overall, this is a great app for writers.

Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Oct 25, 2012
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 1.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Thinkamingo Inc

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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