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Creative Writing and Journaling

Quotes on Writing


"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." — Toni Morrison

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” — Stephen King

“I kept always two books in my pocket: one to read, one to write in.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write, write.” — Ernest Gaines

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” — George Orwell

“Sometimes the ideas just come to me. Other times I have to sweat and almost bleed to make ideas come. It’s a mysterious process, but I hope I never find out exactly how it works. I like a mystery, as you may have noticed.” — J.K. Rowling 

"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."— Zora Neale Hurston


Creative Writing Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

WML does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. 

Bear  - focused, flexible writing app. It has quick organization, editing tools, and export options to help you write quickly and share anywhere. (iOS)

Wattpad - connects a global community of 70 million readers and writers through the power of story. (iOS

Microsoft Word - Send, view and edit Office docs attached to emails from your phone. (iOS


Evernote Input typed notes or scan handwritten notes. Add to-do’s, photos, images, web pages, or audio ... and it’s all instantly searchable. Create notebooks, organizers, planners. Organize notes any way you want and share with anyone.(Android) (iOS

iWriter - Simple text editor for writing or note taking (iOS) (Android

Lists for Writers - This writing tool gives you an easy access to the program and gives you a list of ideas such as plot lines, character traits, occupations, action verbs, and obsessions. You can even use it offline. (iOS) (Android) 

JotterPad - Convert files from PDF to WORD and some other popular formats. The app supports Markdown. It includes text styling, a thesaurus, a built-in dictionary that’ll even help you rhyme. It has essential features such as snapshots, typewriter scrolling, undo/redo, night vision, universal dark theme, and phrase finder. JotterPad supports full Cloud integration with Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox. You can write anywhere on the go even if you’re offline. (Android

iWriter Pro - text editor with built-in Markdown support. (iOS)