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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.

NEW! Shuffle and search features! You can now search any list as well as randomly shuffle lists and search results!

Includes dictionary support so you can look up most words without leaving the app.

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

Featured in Slate magazine and The New York Times!

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

Lists included:
* Character - Naming
- First Names (male and female)
- Last Names
- People/Roles
- Nonhuman Characters
* Character - Physical Characteristics
- Body Types
- Facial Characteristics
- General Physical Characteristics
- Skin and Complexion
- Hair
- Clothing
* Character - Occupations
- Modern
- Archaic
* Character - Milestones
- Anniversaries
- Birthstones
- Birth Flowers
- Zodiac
* Personality - Thoughts
- General Characteristics
- Phobias
- Philias
- Obsessions
- Wisdom
- Belief Systems
- Emotions
* Personality - Behaviors
- Character Traits
- Bad Habits
- Hobbies
- Super Powers
* Plot
- Seven Basic Plots
- Thirty-six Dramatic Situations
- Conflicts
- Issues
* Setting - Geographical
- Cities (U.S. and World)
- Landforms
* Setting - Countries by Continent
- Africa
- Antarctica
- Asia
- Australia
- Europe
- North America
- South America
* Setting - Other
- Forms of Government
- Encounter Locations
- Archaic Locations
- Futuristic Locations
- Modern Locations
- Weather
* Genres
- Fantasy, Myths, and Magic
- Divination and Fortune Telling
- Ecclesiastical
- Holidays
- New Age
- Nautical
- College Teams
- Sciences and Studies
- Scientific Instruments
- Military Terms
- Military Acronyms
- Animals (Domesticated)
- Animals (General)
- Animal Sounds
- Colors
- Color Values
- Foods
- Vehicles
- Feeding and Eating
- Textiles
- Halloween
- Thanksgiving
- Christmas
- Forms and Shapes
- Units of Measurement
- Carriages and Chariots
- Fighting and Combat
- Dance Styles
- Bearing
- Causation
* Words - Grammar
- Action Verbs
- Dialog Verbs
- Nouns
- Prepositions
- Adjectives
- Adverbs
- Verbs
- Common Misspellings
- Transitional Words and Phrases
- Word Terms
* Words - Fun
- Rhyming Words
- Gadzookery
- Nonsense
- Triples
- Aussie Slang



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 2.1

SEARCH any list!
SHUFFLE lists and search results! Now you can randomly shuffle the order of any list over and over, looking for nuggets of inspiration!
NEW lists: Super Powers, Holidays, College Teams
FULL SUPPORT for 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices
Bug Fixes


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Customer Reviews

Great for ANY WRITER

This app was worth the money. I don't write a lot, but I saw my best friend using this app so I decided to give it a try. It's fun to look through the list for ideas in your story, or even just for fun! I recommend this app to anyone who needs just a bit of help for ideas in their writing. In that case, everyone! It was worth the three dollars! If I need a name for a story, I just open up the app. They give names for almost any shade of color you can think of. And some lists are just really fun to look through, like the Aussie slang and the phobia names. I've been using this app for over a year and it is still worth keeping. I promise you that if you write, this will not be a waste of your money. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, writers and writers-to-be!

Dismiss all bad reviews

I bought this app roughly a year ago. This app is genuinely good if you are stuck or are in need of something to add to your character. This app offers a comprehensive, long lists of anything imaginable which you can group together in a list and use them as you like. I have created several character profiles using this app and thanks to that I'm working on several characters at once. I strongly recommend this for anyone. The only thing I would like to see is even more lists in the future or adding up to the ones they already have. Otherwise it's very good and I really recommend it.

Y'all should add more content tho!

Recommend Highly

Whether you're a writer, artist, or just someone screwing around, this app is an absolute must.

First off, everything is nicely sorted into categories, from character naming to personalities to genres to settings and places. Within each category are smaller sections, each dedicated to information that would be useful for whatever you needed. Each of these sections is stock filled, so I doubt you'll run out of options any time soon.

But wait! There's more! There's a small note taker in the corner so you can write down anything you like or would like to remember. If you needed to, you could directly transfer something down in the notes simply by holding down on the desired info and pressing "Notes."

I wish there were more ways to organize or categorize the information and sections, but other than that, it's an amazing app. I highly suggest getting it, it will definitely be worth the money.

Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 5.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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