Writerly 4+

Start thinking like a writer‪!‬

Russell Archer

    • 3.3 • 4 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Want to write? Start thinking like a writer! Writerly will show you how.

Writerly is for everyone interested in creative writing. From first steps to advanced topics, Writerly is loaded with advice, exercises, ideas and prompts to help you develop as a writer,
whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro. And our unique and addictive 'generators' will inspire and delight you!

Have fun while you learn tried and tested techniques to unlock your creativity. It's like having your own personal creative writing tutor!

Writerly includes a huge amount of unique content that has been extensively tested and trialled by professional authors and creative writing students. So have fun, get inspired and get writing!

Key features:

- Available for your Mac, iPhone and iPad!
- Learn how to observe the world like a writer
- Like having your own personal creative writing tutor!
- Techniques to combat writer's block
- Discover techniques to unlock your creativity
- Unique 'generators' for Appearance, Mood, Character, Journeys and much, much more
- Warm-up exercises
- Meet your characters (like speed dating with your characters!)
- Ways into Character (in-depth character development tools, techniques and exercises)
- A Year of Prompts (a writing prompt for every day of the year)
- How to work with sensory detail
- Core character development exercises
- Built-in timer for exercises
- Widgets (daily prompts and character generation right on the home screen)
- Progress tracker

What’s New

Version 2.41

- Bug fix: Fixed an intermittent bug where in-app purchases were not correctly and consistently recognized
- Added Terms of Service and Privacy Policy links to the Purchases page
- Added Refresh Product List and Redeem Offer buttons to the Purchases page (see Manage Purchases)
- Added Contact Us button to the What's New, Welcome, Privacy Policy, Credits and Purchases pages
- Modified the style of all buttons to be more consistent
- Numerous minor bug and typo fixes, and improvements to layout and artwork

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Pajica ,

Incredible Value (content and price)

After looking around the program for fifteen minutes, I bought all the add-on modules and can’t believe how much rich, creative, and varied content it contains. The tiny price the developers are asking for such a beautiful and useful program is almost a giveaway. They have done a fantastic job of blending information and inspiration in a visually rich interface that is as entertaining as it is informative. I look forward to every day’s writing prompts and all the information I’m learning about characters. Huge thanks for a fantastic job. I can’t wait to see what shows up in future updates.

marklesd1 ,

Great app improvements, meh widgets

I wrote a review before they revamped it, and I still think the app is good. I’m glad they incorporated a view of your progress. I wish there were more options for the widgets other than the add-ons you have to pay for. I’d like for it to be the timer, or the exercise you need to complete. It’d be great to see a widget for something you’d use the app for every day. Even still, it’s a great app!

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.

In-App Purchases

Meet your Characters
Like speed dating with your characters!
Ways into Character
Create living characters readers won't forget
A Year of Prompts
Titles, words or phrases to spark creativity

App Privacy

The developer, Russell Archer, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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