Writing

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Plotto

Published in 1928, a "A New Method of Plot Suggestion for Writers of Creative Fiction".

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Portent Idea Generator

Helps you create clickbait titles

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Ilys

Unusual word counting "make you write" app.

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Key Chords

Discover new chord progressions. Requires Flash.

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Text Mixing Desk

Enter text and it scrambles it up

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Idea Lottery

Creative prompt tool.

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Draw A Poem

Hack this code and then "draw your words".

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StoryForm

Create modern long form media based articles

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EasyPrompter

If you are speaking to camera, this may help.

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Cut Up Machine

Enter text and it scrambles it up

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FreeOnlineOCR

Upload a picture of text, and get the text out.

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Stringingly

Create a stunning site for free.

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Word Mover

Found poetry like you'd made on a fridge.

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Reedsy

Thousands of writing prompts. Try one.

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Flipsnack

Zine or magazine creation tool

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Fridge Poetry

Drag words to make your own poem

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Word Tree

Branching concordance, discover the structures in text.

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Carrd

Create a simple one page site

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Grammarly

Get help with your grammar skills

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Blackout Poetry Maker

Drop your text onto the screen and make your own. 


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Medium

Write long form articles.

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Character Generator

Creates characters, with characteristics you may use somehow.

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Twine

Write interactive narrative fiction (the online version). Create your own adventure game!


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The N+7 Machine

Mashup your text with the N+7 method

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Your World Of Text

Create your own URL - I made myworldofnonsense, and you have a "live" editable grid you can share with collaborators.


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Talk To Transformer

See how a modern neural network completes your text. Type a custom snippet and see what is generated

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Dictation

Easy online dictation. Speech to text

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Write With Transformer

Start writing and let the unicorn finish your sentences by hitting tab.

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oTranscribe

This tool doesn't do it for you, but helps you make it easier to transcribe a video by hand.

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PoemGenerator

Creative writing prompt tools

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Write A Joke

Not sure I get this but I used it to give me random idioms


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Erasure Poetry Tool

Using pre-selected texts, create blackout poetry.

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CalmlyWriter

Minimalist distraction-free text editor. For when you just need to get on with it.

This tool also lets you save to Google Drive or to your desktop.


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Meme Generator

Design your own meme, AND get access to the code that make it

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Pictopic

Choose a word, and play. Very strange.

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Penzu

Private Diary or Reflective Journal. Emails a useful "nag" message every day, which can be a useful reminder.

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Episode

Interactive fiction platform. Not tried this yet.


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Poetry Generator

Poetry Generator with Markov Chains

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Hypothesis

Annotate the web, share your findings.

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Mixwords

Need help creating a name for something out of other words? This app lets you add a number of words then makes all the alternatives for you.


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Lumen5

Turns your web pages or articles into video. Amazing

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RandomWordGenerator

Generate random words to use as a creative prompts


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Tilda

Create a stylish web site for free.

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Geo Poetry Generator

Find the latitude and longitude coordinates of a place here: https://www.latlong.net/ then have it make a poem about that place for you. Or just go to the site and see what it makes.


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This Word Does Not Exist

AI generates "new" words for you.


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Blurb

Create a book, photobook, ebook etc


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Image Texter

Make text into an image

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Online OCR

Upload a picture of text, and get the text out.

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A Billion Songs

Song lyric generator

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TakeThreeNouns

Creative writing prompt tools


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Musical Text

Type and make music

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The Temple Of No

Fun and fantastic example of what can be done with the form of interactive narrative in Twine.

 


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Tim Vine Best Bits

The master of one-liners.


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Citizens on the Mountaintop

A historical satire of the corporate personhood movement in America, written in Twine.

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Emma's Journey

Interactive narrative about the environment


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Rory's Storycubes

Physical prompts to get that story started

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Trouble In Paradise - Nuclear Dissent

Interactive story about the French nuclear tests in Polynesia.


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The Unknown

A hypertextual novel, about creating a hypertextual novel


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Poems In The Air

A project you can only experience by walking Hadrian's Wall

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IFDB

Database of interactive fiction (IF), lots available for free or as apps.


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The Boat

Media rich story about being in a boat in storm.


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Palimpsest

In textual studies, a palimpsest is a manuscript page, either from a scroll or a book, from which the text has been scraped or washed off so that the page can be reused for another document.

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Typographic Posters

Wonderful collection of images made from text


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Webcam Poetry

A scene and a poem, changed hourly

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How Do Comedians Write Jokes?

Great article with brief guidance from famous comedians.


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The Truth Hurts

THE TRUTH HURTS is a choose-your-own-adventure book in Spotify.


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Concrete Poetry: Word As Image

Excellent film showing examples of animations around a word.


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The Black Bar

A game about censorship. Makes you think about words

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Wikipedia Random

Click on the Special:Random link to get real items to use in your writing. I got "Swarfega" and a Serbian footballer.


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Web Trigrams

What words, follow which words...

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Humanity is...

Ai Weiwei project and book.

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Charlie Hebdo

Example of a scrolling storytelling site

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Long Form

Example of long form storytelling with media.

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Made With Twine

Interactive narrative games made with Twine. Go play with these then make your own.


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Ela-TV

Brilliant, video heavy interactive narrative created with Twine. The story of ELA takes place in a fictive scenario in near-future. In this future the so-called ALGOs are responsible for the administration of cities.


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Zine Idea

Interesting idea for a zine. Also, nice use of black and white and ONE colour


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Blackout Poetry on Pinterest

Pinterest is a fun place to find inspiration and links to interesting sites.


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Limeric Night

Limerick-based interactive narrative horror puzzle


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Poetry Sound Library

Poets reading their work

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The Next Rembrandt

Incredible visualisation of sorts of Rembrandt's work

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Partisan Thesaurus

It depends on which reference you use.

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List of Idioms

Wonderful collection of sayings and idioms that you might use for inspiration.


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List of Proverbs

Useful to help inspire you.


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Project Gutenberg

A collection of thousands of free to read and use texts, from Trump's inaugural speech to Alice in Wonderland.


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Story Templates

Customisable PDF, Word templates for storyboards

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Idiom Connection

A collection of categorised idioms.