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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

Neat App made even Better

This is a very nicely done app, for all sorts of people , writer's especially, looking for inspiration or suggestions. I'd like to commend the creators of the App for the BRILLIANT move to enable the user to SHUFFLE each list. To my mind, this simple added feature greatly improves the power and flexibility and usefulness of the app.
More apps might benefit by incorporating the shuffle feature at places in their design as well. But for now, let's praise this app for it's clever implementation.

Good slang

I appreciate all the different categories that this app has, especially geographic locations. The only thing I wish it had was a 'colloquialism' and 'exclamation/name calling' category. Finding alternatives to 'Holy crap!' and 'You son of a bi*ch!' would be handy. I would love to be able to look up these things here, all in one app. I use the Webster Dictionary app for it's thesaurus...a lot, the full version has slang for some words but not many. It would be nice to find it here!

Thanks for the update! MUST HAVE for ALL writers.

Great app thanks for keeping it update! One request: could we have an option to keep the home screen folders collapsed and NOT auto expand? I really like eyeballing the list and seeing all there is. Much easier to do when collapsed and not flicking by lots of items. Thx for the consideration :)

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: 2.1
  • Size: 2.4 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 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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