How I use the Best Writing Apps for SmartPhones

Neha Yazmin
5 min readJun 7, 2021
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The way I write my fiction has changed a lot over the years, and as the title of this blog post says, I now write on my SmartPhone using Apps. I’ll go into my favourite ones in this article, but first:

Where did it all start?

In the very beginning, I wrote my stories in the classroom. While all the kids played in the sandpit or toy house, I preferred to make my own “books”. Stacking up pieces of paper, folding the stack in half, and getting the teachers to staple everything together. I even illustrated my stories and showed them off to the teachers.

My family weren’t too interested, though. Sigh.

When I thought I was too old for that, I used my class books to write my stories. You see, at the end of the academic year, we got to take home all our writing books and I used the leftover blank pages at the end to write my fiction.

Waste not, want not.

I was obsessed with fairies and witches, and they were the stars of most of my “books”. As I got older, I preferred to write contemporary stories and started my first novel at the age of 12 or 13, I think. I used the old books from school and a pencil.

Once we invested in a family computer, I transcribed that novel into MS Word. That software was all I knew when it came to writing. My debut self-published novel, Every Little Piece of You, Soulmates Saga #1, was written on my laptop. Again, it was on Word, and it was the first time I wrote fiction in a long time. I started it in August 2010 and released it in summer 2012.

MS Word App on iOS

Fast forward to present day, and things have changed quite a lot. Because of my chronic back pain (I suffer from degenerative lumbar spine disease), I can’t sit at a desk with my laptop anymore. Not without severe pain. I wrote the majority of If I Say Yes (Love & Alternatives Duology #1) in bed, lying on my front and typing away on my laptop, thus putting hardly any pressure on the discs in my spine. That needed to stop when I got pregnant in 2017, and I started writing on my iPhone. I downloaded the MS Word App and used that to do my writing while I lay in bed, on my side this time and not on my bump. The App is not the…

Neha Yazmin

Writer. Blogger (writing, publishing, life). Mum of 1. UCL Psychology graduate. Former investments professional. Published in The Startup.