As a writer today, technology has allowed me to work in ways writers years back couldn't imagine. The tools have vastly improved, but the process of writing has not. You still have to sit down in front of your computer, or your pad of paper, and write. Someone much wiser than me once said, and I use this phrase often; "I hate writing, but I love having written."
Enter an app called Penultimate. It's for the iPad, and since my iPad was originally purchased to be a productivity device, I thought I'd give it a shot. And it didn't take long for me to figure out it's wonderful! I've also recently purchased a stylus pen, and I must say the two pair wonderfully together. The smoothness and responsiveness are spot on, but the best part... it syncs with Evernote. If you're a writer you've surely heard of Evernote. If not just click here and download it FREE to all your devices right now! You can't call yourself a serious writer without Evernote. Seriously.
Penultimate is great for jotting down ideas, sketches, storyboarding and just about anything else that requires visual representation. I can't draw worth beans, but find myself easily amused attempting to sketch using this app. Probably because it's so simple to erase and correct your mistakes!
The apps that keep coming out are insane. They get bigger and better everyday. It's actually scary, but sometimes wish I had the ability to write apps. I bow to those able to do so. But hey if you so happen to be one of these app-creators, I'm about to give you your next million dollar idea, and at no-charge! Create an app that writes stories for writers. All they would have to do is ingest story points, characters, settings and any other crucial story element. That's it. That's my app idea because after all, the hardest part about writing is actually sitting down and writing.