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Prompts app review: get past your writer's block



Do you find yourself suffering from writer's block? We've got an easy fix for you and that's to make use of the Prompts app on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone. This app supplies you with more than 1,000 starting lines that you can use in your stories. Sometimes all you need is that opening line to get the creative juices flowing. The app also gives you what are called "creative prompts," which again can transform your writing without any work on your part.

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Prompts for Writing


Feeling Stuck?

Are you feeling a little stuck in your writing endeavors? Do you sometimes or often find yourself suffering from writer's block? It can be an extremely frustrating experience and by the time you get past it the creativity may be lost, as is the interest you have in the story. That’s where this app can come in handy by supplying you with these creative prompts and starting sentences. This little amount of help can inject all the creativity you need into your story and then the words will come pouring out. What's great is that it has an auto-save feature so that your work is saved and you won't ever be stuck starting from scratch.

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Prompts has recently been updated fixing a couple of minor issues. The end result is smooth and user friendly. It has 3.5 out of five stars from users, which is solid, but still leaves room for improvement.


Hit the lightning bolt and get instant help
Hit the lightning bolt and get instant help

Improve Your Writing All Around

What’s really cool about this app is that not only can it help you when you get stuck but it can end up helping your writing all around and just help you realize your full potential. All you have to do in order to receive a prompt is hit the lightning button as you're actually writing. You'll then get something to help you. If you haven't actually started to app you can ask for a starting line and go from there.

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Features include being able to adjust the font size, set up a daily reminder so you don't forget to write, use in landscape or portrait mode, and sync your story with the Dropbox. Your creative masterpiece can also be shared by Facebook, Twitter, and email and be exported to Day One or Evernote. Another cool feature is that the app actually monitors your writing habits so you can see which days and time are your most creative.


View your writing habits/stats
View your writing habits/stats

Prompts for Writing


Pros and Cons


  • Very simple to use
  • Can help you out of writer’s block
  • The starting lines are original sounding and creative
  • Offers auto save so you don’t lose your work
  • Bookmark where you are in the story



  • There have been a couple minor bugs that have been worked out


Set up your prompts
Set up your prompts

Final Thoughts

The Prompts app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to help you become and stay creative when it comes to writing. What’s great is that you can share your work straight from the app and back it up.


Prompts for Writing

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