Welcome to Writer's Block Buster! This application is intended for writers of all genres; fiction, nonfiction, technical and more! This app will help spark your creative fires whether you are an savvy writing veteran or a wet-behind the ears newbie. This app is for you!
Ultimately, this application is about empowering you to be a better writer. The content is designed around that central purpose. To achieve this goal, the content is dependent on you. Writing is challenging, thoughtful and enjoyable work, and this application achieves its goal by providing you with the means to increase your rate of discovery of interesting new ideas and methods for your writing. The writing then, is up to you!
Here is how it works:
There are fourteen icons on the main page of the springboard. Each icon launches a different section of the application. Here is a brief description of each:
The top row, including Questions, Punctuation, Writing Definitions and Plots, showcase the features of the application which aid you in your writing mechanics and creativity. They present you with thought provoking content, notation and email features. The Questions section is separated into categories and the questions in each are designed to help you break through a writer's block. The Punctuation section offers a guide to punctuation use. The Writing Definitions section provides you with definitions for common writing concepts. The Plots section gives an overview of 25 different plot types with examples of each. These plot types encompass all of the standard storytelling plots.
The second row, containing People, Places, Things and Scenarios, constitute the section of the application that helps you create new characters, places, important items and interactions between them. These items are interdependent. Namely, to create a new scenario between people, places or things, you must first create people, places or things. This section is designed to produce endless variations for you to read through and pick the ones you like. Further it can help inspire you to create alternatives to the suggested scenarios, people, places and things. So, if you are looking for a new character, generate one. If you are looking for a new setting, generate one. You get the idea.
The third row has Notes, Dialogue, Prepositions and iPod Control. The Notes section allows you to jot down ideas for your work from anywhere. The Dialogue section provides you with a list of over 100 words that you can use in place of 'said' so your dialogue remains vibrant and fresh for your readers. Additionally, they are tagged for indicating loud, normal, questioning or softly spoken speech. The Prepositions section provides you with a list of 133 prepositions for when you need them. The iPod Control section allows you to listen to your own music or audiobooks without leaving the application.
The fourth row houses Help and Video Tutorial. These sections show you how to operate the application and explain the content and the intended uses of this app. Clearly, this is the Help page, intended to explain the content of the application and how to use it and why we believe it will help you become a better writer. The Video Tutorial section provides you to direct, in-app access to the tutorial video we have created for an easier to view rundown of the application content, use and intentions.
° Now a Universal App!
° Works great on all iOS devices (iPad, iPhone 3.5, 4.0, 4.7, and 5.5 inch)
° Implemented full Size Class support
° Landscape split view mode on iPad and iPhone 6 Plus
° Works on all orientations on all devices
° Performance and user requested improvements
° Visual tweaks to further improve look and feel on previous interface overhauls
Ratings and Reviews
App will not work anymore
Has there been an update? I used to love this when I was writing. I've decided to start writing again and found I couldn't use this app.
Really helped me get back on track
I am a professional author and I was stuck at an impass in my writing. I had been staring at the same sentence for about a week, and I didnt know where to take my tale. My publishers had been breathing down my neck for a while, but I never had much to show them. Buying this app saved my week and definitely gave a breath of life back into my career. The writing aids and examples go on for pages and allowed me to realize my problem was with setting and not character. The muse generator is invaluable to me in keeping track of my plot development. Thank you to the developer, I look forward to all of your future updates. Sincerely, A grateful author.
Are these reviews for real?
I am sorry I actually spent money on this app. I paid for it based on the reviews. There is nothing in the app that was remotely helpful in breaking through my creative obstacles. I am an author and editor and am in grad school. Basically, this app asks you different questions related to the construction of your story. Most of these questions are not even applicable. I am mystified by the review from the "technical" writer. I would love it if that person could explain how they used an app taylored to fiction for tech writing. Pretty shady.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.