Little Writing Apps
Little Writing apps are a suite of pocket-sized references for writers.
Available for the iPhone and iPad these handy little apps encapsulate some inspirational ideas that writers might find useful. At the moment these include:
Enneagram for Writers – The Enneagram is a method of categorising personality types by their fundamental desires, drives and fears. It can be useful for creating characters and ensuring a well-balanced cast design with plenty of opportunity for conflict.
As well as a breakdown of all the character types, the app comes with the ability to store and assign your own characters and export this for use outside the app.
Themes for Writers – Themes works on the principles that all human desires fall into one of seven categories: Survival, Justice, Knowledge, Love, Power, Glory and Money and therefore all stories are fundamentally about one of those things. Encapsulated in this is the moral of the story.
As well as a breakdown of all the major theme types and high and low points to hit, the app comes with the ability to store and assign your own story themes.
Myth Structure for Writers – Based on work by Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler, this app summarises the basic structure of almost all stories and is an invaluable guide to pace and structure.
As well as a breakdown of all the major stages of a story, the app comes with the ability to store and assign your own story stages and export this for use outside the app.