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Five Android Apps for Making Your Creative Writing More Creative

Good writers always want to better their craft. When it comes to improving your creative writing skills nothing beats learning new things about the world. Except perhaps cutting down on distractions and procrastination. If you've recently bought a new HTC 4G Android phone or any mobile device running on Android, then you definitely want to give the following five apps a look if you're interested in easy ways to improve your creativity while you write:

1. CIA Factbook App

When inspired suddenly to tell a story, one of the first things that gets in the way are the facts, or lack thereof. Unless your story is set exactly where you live it doesn't take long to hit a wall in terms of describing the setting and the people. Luckily, the CIA Factbook app for Android grants you instant access to data on countless countries across the globe. You'll just be a click away from knowing that the largest city in Cameroon is Douala and that Swedish male life expectancy is 78, among many other interesting facts about the peoples of the world.

2. Fun Facts


For other times when you're in need of facts to inspire some creativity, Fun Facts provides you with innumerable tidbits of fascinating information. Knowing that 0.7 percent of the world is estimated to be intoxicated at any given moment sounds like the beginning of a great short story. I do suggest double-checking any facts you find that you want to incorporate into your writing, because while Fun Facts is free and entertaining, it isn't 100 percent accurate.

3. Urban Dictionary

Yet other times you simply just need to know what kids are saying these days. Getting genuine dialogue onto paper is incredibly hard, so use the Urban Dictionary app for Android to keep up with the latest slang words and buzz phrases. One day I'd like to see Urban Dictionary indexed in accordance to synonym which would make it a much better system for writers, but until then, you'll just have to browse and see what you can find, which will be plenty.

4. Spell Checker

Nothing can make a strong writing spurt come to a halt like being unable to spell a word correctly and spending way too much time trying to figure it out. Every writer should be a near-perfect speller but pobody is nerfect. With the Spell Checker app you can quickly reference the right spelling so you can stay focused. It works wonders when you're handwriting and are otherwise not near a computer.

5. My Writing Spot


Mobile devices are still too primitive for writers to get any quality work done on a phone word processor. But that doesn't mean you can't hammer out a few sentences or even a paragraph or two on your phone when the inspiration comes and there's no way to put pen to paper. My Writing Spot is a simple app that lets you keep up with a single ongoing writing project on-the-go without worrying about using up storage space or what happens in the event you lose your phone. That's because in coordination with the My Writing Spot web-app you can save your documents remotely.

Don't walk around with a smartphone in your pocket and a pen in your hand without checking these apps out first. Taking advantage of the latest tech savvy ways to stay informed and get inspired is something everything writer ought to get good at.

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  1. The Nonsense apps are also good for stimulating creativity, they use random functions to generate phrases and sentences, ideal for writers looking for inspiration.

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