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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.

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
* 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
- New Age
- Nautical
- 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 2.0

Sixty new lists
Color value list with color preview
Updated look
Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

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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.

Incredible quick reference

If you are a type of a person that searches up bundles of words relatable to some theme in order to brainstorm your character and/or if you look through your highlighted sections in writer's guides to get refresh basic plot events and scemes in your mind like I do, this app is your platinum. I would agree that this compilement of items is not exactly a replacement for an entire novel, but the speedy, informative reference to all kinds of information related to situation, setting, character, or word play makes brainstorming for your next chapter /much/ easier. A little simple tool that is amazing to have.

Great update

I love everything about this update: the new look, the new lists. It's wonderful for finding those little details that can give your writing that extra bit of something special, or just browsing for the fun of it (especially when combined with the iPhone's innate dictionary.) I especially appreciate the color values list complete with actual swatches. Thanks for that. :)

This app hadn't been updated in about 2 years and then all of a sudden it gets this amazing update and doesn't make you pay extra for it (unlike many other developers). That alone wins my customer loyalty.

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:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 1.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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