Use these apps to share your stories or read books from other aspiring writers
Well, as it happens, there are a few services out there that allow writers to publish their books in ebook format, and readers to check them out for free. Some of the apps even act as one-stop hub for consumers, allowing them to mix up their library by downloading amateur books and purchasing novels from famous authors. So check these 4 out, see if any of them tickle your fancy.
Penned is not as popular, but still a good enough app to share your writing with and seek inspiration from. It's based entirely around amateur writers and all the stories are free. You can find your favorite authors and follow them, give feedback, get feedback, et cetera – the regular social media stuff. Don't be afraid if you don't have a complete book on your hands – you can add chapters to your stories and gradually unfold the full novel to your readers. The cool thing here is that genres span from romance, to song lyrics, to just opinion pieces – so you can just blurt that thought that has been bothering you for the world to read!
As the name suggests, Poemz is about poetry. So, if you have a rather structured way of expressing yourself, love rhymes, and adore leaving things a bit vague – this may be your venue! Of course, readers also need apply, as an app where everyone uploads, but no one reads, will quickly become a slang synonym for echo chamber.
Inkvite's primary goal is to unlock your creativity and get you out of a rut. You can read short stories by other users, start a short story of your own, or start a collaboration. The collab mode is in the form of “turns” and pairs you up with anyone and everyone who chose that they want to write in the same genre as you. Some pretty cool stories could come out of that, eh?