Story Starters – Ideas for Writing (an aptly named app) is published by Jarrod Robinson and costs only ninety-nine cents. This app features intriguing pictures to help kick start the creative writer within us all. Use it as a springboard for a short story, a mathematics word problem, or a discussion in any subject area.
For example the picture below could be used to:
- Write a story explaining why the crate is there.
- Write a math word problem to find the volume or surface area of the crate.
- Imagine and write about the world surrounding the crate.
- Come up with a list of practical uses for the crate.
Oflow, another ninety-nine cent app, lists over 100 methods to get your creativity flowing. View one a day whenever you need a bit of inspiration, or scan through several until the right one fires your writing neutrons into action.
And since the Oflow image mentions it, Idea Sketch, a free app from No Sleep Software, is a simple mind map making tool. Use it to:
- Free write on a topic
- Flowchart a process (order of operations)
- Categorize terms or objects (equations, quadrilaterals, fractions and their equivalents)
Have fun with these idea generators. Be inspired and imagine greater than ever before.