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Excellent Story Writing Apps for Students

July 31, 2015
Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, outlining, drafting and writing stories. Some of these apps are featured here for the first time but for more options on digital storytelling apps check out this page.

1- The Brainstormer

‘The Brainstormer is kindling for creative minds. A tactile tool to randomly combine a plot, a subject and a setting or style, the Brainstormer provides a moment of inspiration for writers, painters, or any creative mind. Combat creative block, spark new ideas and summon up quick subjects for doodling, sketching or journaling.’

2- Story Liner

‘Whether you are writing for film, television, the stage, the next great novel or the next non-fiction bestseller, organizing your story is key. Story Liner is an easy-to-use story organization tool that lets you graphically represent your story, add depth and detail, step through the narrative path, and reorganize structure, all with a simple, unobtrusive interface.’

3- StorySkeleton

‘Ideas strike wherever you are. Be prepared with StorySkeleton, the best story-mapping and organizational tool for iPad and iPhone.Create the structure for your project with StorySkeleton's snappy and finger-friendly interface. Export to a variety of useful formats, including native Scrivener and Final Draft documents!’

4- A Novel Idea

‘A Novel Idea is the premier tool for plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration. Use its simple interface to create your characters, locations, scenes, and novels and then link them together to create your story's plot. Use the Idea feature to quickly jot down your creative sparks and link them to your story elements. Arrange your scenes by dragging and dropping them into place. Add scene goals and objectives for each character.’

5- Character

‘Knowing who your characters are, is the most important part of the writing process. Character is one of the key building blocks used by professional writers to develop the mental and moral qualities distinctive to the individual characters of a compelling story. All for the price of a coffee and a bagel.’

6- Roy’s Story Cubes

‘9 cubes, 54 images, Over 10 million combinations, Unlimited stories! 
Shake to roll the cubes. Can you create a story using all 9 face-up images? Keep all your Rory’s Story Cubes in the one place. The ultimate, mobile storytelling game loved by children, parents on the go, creative writers, progressive teachers and games masters.’