The one-stop creative writing toolkit and author's playground from an award-winning writing team. Tools, techniques, skills and insights to unlock your creativity. 

Suitable for authors of all levels, Writerly helps you widen, deepen and strengthen your creative range. If a publisher's deadline looms, a novel's on your bucket list, or you're warming up for Nano season, if you need to hone skills for an English exam or simply want to wake up your commuter brain with something more exciting than Sudoku, Writerly will get you playing with ideas and words in exciting ways.

Key features:

- Warm-up exercises
- Techniques to melt writers' blocks
- Tips, exercises, quests and mini-essays on craft
- Supports both Light and Dark Modes in the latest version of iOS
- Sensory detail module
- Core character development exercises
- Insights into tried and tested techniques that unlock creativity
- Examples from an authors' own notebooks
- Ways into Character (in-app purchase)
- Unique "generators" for Appearance, Mood, Character, and more
- A Year of Prompts (in-app purchase)
- Built-in timer for exercises
- Progress tracker

All content has been extensively tested by professional authors and writing students of every age.

What’s New

Version 1.2

- Added support for Dark Mode in the latest version of iOS
- Changed minimum supported iOS version from 9.0 to 12.2
- Updates to notification support
- Fixed many small bugs and cosmetic errors
- Fixed bug on iPads where changing the font size wasn't working

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Night Furie ,

Exactly what I wanted

This is a lovely app! The exercises are really helpful for me when I’m trying to get myself in the mood to write. My only complaint is that all the prompts are the same, it seems like it’s set up to be a random prompt, but it isn’t. Aside from that it really is a wonderful app that is exactly what I needed! Thank you for all the hard work that you put into this app.

_MistaJ_ ,

Outstanding pieces of advice for writers

So I actually downloaded this app assuming it was just another app to jot down my thoughts and ideas. But reading through, I’ve come to find it’s full of great pieces of advice and exercises to improve your writing. I’ve tried the very first exercise on the list and I realized this actually works if you apply yourself to it!!

Reviewer Photo App ,

Great Infirmation

Fabulous content filled with an abundance of information to help get your creativity flowing. Purchase the additional packs, they’re reasonably priced for the exceptional value they’ll add to your inspirations.

In-App Purchases

Ways into Character
Create living characters readers won't forget
A Year of Prompts
Titles, words or phrases to spark creativity


Russell Archer
15.9 MB

Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Ways into Character $1.99
  2. A Year of Prompts $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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