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9 Outstanding Apps to Teach Creative Writing

Creative writing is something students get to learn by the frequency of practice, the more they practice the better they become.Some students develop a negative attitude towards writing because they were never been  shown the real joy they can get in engaging in such an act. The traditional way of teaching writing is no longer working. We can not provide a pen and blank paper and expect our students to produce solid pieces of writing. This is a process of commitment, students need to feel connected to the writing task they are immersed in, they need to love it and to love it they need to see why they need to write after all.

As a teacher , you need to make it clear to your students that writing is not about testing and grading but rather about unleashing the creativity that resides latent inside them. Let them know that everyone is born creative and that everyone has the potential to be the great writer he/she wants to be.

Thanks to the digital boom we are living in now , there are several apps that teachers can use to promote and  enhance creative writing for their students. We have collected a great list of such apps and we want you to try some and see how they work with your students. These apps you can have access to  a wide range of writing prompts, fun games, and activities to help your students write out of the box.


1- StorySkeleton





`` StorySkeleton gives you the freedom to create structure for your writing projects on the iPhone, and export to a variety of useful formats, including native Scrivener and Final Draft documents!``-




2- List for Writers



`` 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!..``



3- Clean Writer



`` Become more creative with the refreshing distraction-free plain text editor that boosts inspiration and fights writer's block by hiding away extra options...``




4- My Writing Spot




`` My Writing Spot for iPad is simply the best app for working on your novel or other writing project on the iPad. It provides a distraction-free writing environment, so you can focus on getting the words out of your head and into your manuscript...```




5- Writing Prompts




``writing prompt generators use current events, scene elements, words, sketches, colors, genres and writing types, unleashing endless random bits of fantasy to fuel your muse...``



6- iDeas for Writing



`` A creative trigger with thousand of great suggestions to give your stories a starting point....``



7- Chapters




`` Manage writing projects. Create as many notebooks as you want and fill each with as much as you need to write. It's easy to create simple bullet lists and see a word count while you write....``


8- Picturebook



`` Choose from a constantly updating library of cute pictures. Narrate your story with any text you like. Add your own photos (in-app purchase upgrade).....``



9- The Brainstormer



`` The Brainstormer is a bit of kindling for creative minds. A tactile tool to randomly combine a plot, a subject and a setting or style, the Brainstormer can provide that elusive moment of inspiration for writers, painters, or any kind of creative endeavour....``


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