THE BRAINSPARKER ACADEMY FOR WRITERS u0026amp; CREATIVES

take your creative talents to the next level

Our brainsparker is regularly featured by Apple as one of the top apps for writing u0026amp; journaling.

That’s why we’ve launched the brainsparker academy for writers and creatives. Our mission is to help you unleash more of your creative talent, take it to the next level and turn your ideas into reality.

We’ve partnered with some very reputable companies to provide you with top quality courses, tools and resources. Any commissions we receive go back into funding the development of our brainsparker app and to keep it free.

Want to give your creativity a turbo boost right now?

Apple
Featured on “The Daily App” for how to write your debut novel and beat writer’s block.
(Nov 2017)

Apple
Featured in over 25 countries as a recommended app for writing and journaling.
(for 12 months +)

Creative Bloq
“Sometimes you need a bit of randomness to generate the right creative ideas. Brainsparker will stretch your creative muscles.”

Brit + Co
“Got writer’s block? Instead of jumping out of an airplane or taking a freezing cold shower, download this usefule app with writing prompts.”

writing

imagine. express. write. publish.

brainsparker app is a top free creativity and innovation app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Got writer’s block? Need a boost of inspiration? Our free brainsparker app works just like a pack of cards and has over 250 random prompts. So whenever you feel stuck, just shuffle the cards, tap on your screen and then watch how the card you picked zaps your brain and gets your creative juices flowing.

Brainsparker’s random prompts are great for writers:

  • to kick-off your writing warm ups
  • when you need to take a break or shift gear
  • when you’re stuck with character
  • for inspiration about your plot direction
  • to find something different in a scene
  • when you just want to free-write

The writer’s pack is available via In-App Purchases. With a range of 150 different story starters, it can really help spur your creative writing.

These story starters are great for:

  • kickstarting your writing warm ups
  • taking a break from what you’re writing
  • using in the classroom or writer’s group
  • when you’re feeling stuck and need a zap of inspiration

The words pack is available via In-App Purchases. With 150 random words it can really send your brain off into new tangents.

These words are great for:

  • using as a theme for freestyle writing
  • developing your character’s personality
  • directing your plot down different pathways
  • helping you to get focus and clarity on next steps

Our downloadable writing journal is a great companion for your brainsparker app.

Simply pick a card, write it down and then brainstorm initial ideas.

Then start writing and let your thoughts flow. You’ve got up to five pages to fill!

templates | brainsparker app is a top free creativity and innovation app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
templates | brainsparker app is a top free creativity and innovation app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Don’t have the brainsparker app? Want to make up your own personalized brainsparker cards? Download our brainsparker card template, print them off and let your creativity go wild!

  • write your favorite quotes, trigger words or probing questions
  • draw, doodle or paint shapes, objects and abstract images using your favorite colors
  • cut out photos and words from old magazines to create inspiring prompts

featured writing course:

Imagine learning how to write a book from James Patterson, the author of 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers!

In this Masterclass online course he reveals his tricks of the trade for the very first time.

With 22 lessons and over 3 hours of video, James guides you through every part of the book writing process.

Each video is paired with notes, reading materials, and assignments to make sure you get the best out of your class. Plus you can submit rough drafts for feedback from other students, and maybe even James himself.

So watch the video clip above, and if you want to find out more about James’s online Masterclass course, click on the button below.

online writing classes:

brought to you by:

Writing For Consistency: Finding Your Creative Voice
While writing is a creative art form, using a structure is essential for execution. In this 20-minute class, Ninya takes one of her top stories on Wattpad and walks you through how she turned one creative idea into a fully serialized story using a creative brief to organize her ideas. You’ll also learn how to identify how your own “voice” makes your writing unique.

Creative Writing Project: Brainstorming Your Story
The Creative Writing Project series with Steve Alcorn, helps you complete a novel, short story or screenplay. Each class focuses on a specific step in the creative process, from brainstorming to publication. The goal is to get you published! This class helps you brainstorm your project, and helps you develop the idea for both your story and plot.

The Writer’s Toolkit: 6 Steps to a Successful Writing Habit
Do you dream of being a writer but struggle with how to start? These 6 essential steps will give you the foundation you need to produce great writing. In this 40-minute class, acclaimed novelist Simon Van Booy walks you through a simple process that makes writing approachable and fun.

kickstart*

Sign up for our free kickstart* ecourse, and we’ll email you one “Think Creatively” mini-lesson every day for the next 26 days, to stimulate your imagination and get you thinking differently. Plus you’ll get a free downloadable wall-chart.

journaling

reflect. express. write. clarify.

brainsparker app is a top free creativity and innovation app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Writing a journal is a great way to reflect on what’s happening in your life, express how you feel and find clarity. But sometimes you can get stuck on what to write.

With over 250 random prompts mixing words, questions, quotes, images and actions, brainsparker’s free app is a great way to trigger your thoughts and inspire you to write. They’re great for:

  • setting a reflection theme for the week
  • sparking a topic for what to write today
  • disrupting negative cycles of thoughts
  • revealing new insights on “why?”
  • giving you clues about the deeper meaning
  • encouraging you to think about the bigger questions in life

The free new year’s pack has a range of 150 different questions that help you step back and reflect on the bigger questions in life.

For example:

  • what’s one thing you don’t want in your life anymore?
  • what is your soul calling you to do?
  • what is your heart saying?
  • what’s one thing you’d like to do less of?
  • what’s your biggest dream?

The coach’s pack is available via In-App Purchases. It has 150 probing questions that really help you dig below the surface of any challenges you’re facing, to find clarity, fresh insight and new ideas.

For example:

  • what if you did the unexpected?
  • who do you need to forgive?
  • what could you do differently?
  • what if you did nothing?
  • what is the biggest risk?

Our downloadable writing journal is a great companion for your brainsparker app.

Simply pick a card, write it down and then brainstorm initial ideas.

Then start writing and let your thoughts just flow. You’ve got up to five pages to fill!

templates | brainsparker app is a top free creativity and innovation app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
templates | brainsparker app is a top free creativity and innovation app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Don’t have the brainsparker app? Want to make up your own personalized brainsparker cards? Download our brainsparker card template, print them off and let your creativity go wild!

  • write your favorite quotes, trigger words and probing questions
  • draw, doodle or paint shapes, objects and abstract images using your favorite colors
  • cut out photos and words from old magazines to create inspiring prompts

featured journal:

BestSelf Co is on a mission to create meaningful products that help people become their Best Self.

It started as a project between two entrepreneurs, Cathryn and Allen, who were on a journey to creating a life they loved, through building their respective businesses and being able to quit their day jobs.

They learned what differentiates outstanding performers from the average person is an ability to plan, effectively execute and track progress.

Top performers create daily rituals for success. When Cathryn and Allen began to model these principles, hacks and rituals for themselves things started to turn around in a big way.

If this sounds like what you need right now, especially if you want to make big changes this year, click on the button below to explore their full range of Self Journals.

online journaling classes:

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Creative Writing for All: A 10-Day Journaling Challenge
Internationally acclaimed author Emily Gould walks you through a 10-day creative writing journaling challenge! Filled with inspiring examples, observation prompts, and clever revision tricks, it’s perfect for writers and enthusiasts eager to rekindle their creativity in a personal and artful way.

Creativity Masterclass: How To Start A Creativity Journal for Creative Inspiration
This is an introductory class to starting your very own creative journal with Tatiana Ambrose. A creative journal can provide creative inspiration for when you are feeling stuck and can motivate you to get back into your creativity if life has distracted you.

The Ultimate Guide to Creative Planning u0026amp; Journaling
Follow along with Amanda Rach Lee as she shows you different ways you can add creativity to your journals and planners! In this 30 minute class, you will learn her step-by-step process for turning blank pages into beautiful spreads, combining elements such as lettering and doodling.

kickstart*

Sign up for our free kickstart* ecourse, and we’ll email you one “Think Creatively” mini-lesson every day for the next 26 days, to stimulate your imagination and get you thinking differently. Plus you’ll get a free downloadable wall-chart.

photography

see. frame. shoot. express.

brainsparker app is a top free creativity and innovation app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Taking photos regularly is not only a great way to hone your craft, it’s also good for stretching your imagination and exploring new photographic skills and techniques.

Brainsparker’s free creativity app has over 250 random prompts mixing words, questions, quotes, images and actions.

If you’re a photographer, they’re great to use to:

  • set a composition theme for the day, or for the week
  • explore different facets of your own creative style
  • try out new and different techniques
  • challenge yourself to visually express the prompt
  • help you understand where to go next with your creativity

The words pack is available via In-App Purchases. With 150 trigger words, it’s great for setting a theme for your day and really challenges your imagination to find different ways to visually represent each random word.

For example, how would you express these words through your photos?

  • step out
  • balance
  • reality
  • fun
  • intuition

The quotes pack is also available via In-App Purchases. It has 150 inspiring quotes, ideal for expressing through visual imagery and photography.

How would you express these quotes through your photos?

  • “One fails forward toward success.”
  •  “A half-baked idea is okay as long as it’s in the oven.”
  • “Distance lends enchantment to the view.”
  • “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

Our downloadable freestyle template is a great companion for your brainsparker app.

Simply pick a card, and then brainstorm or doodle different photo ideas that could truly express this card.

Then take your camera and get shooting!

templates | brainsparker app is a top free creativity and innovation app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
templates | brainsparker app is a top free creativity and innovation app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Don’t have the brainsparker app? Want to make up your own personalized brainsparker cards? Download our brainsparker card template, print them off and let your creativity go wild!

  • write your favorite quotes, trigger words and probing questions
  • draw, doodle or paint shapes, objects and abstract images using your favorite colors
  • cut out photos and words from old magazines to create inspiring and meaningful prompts

featured course:

If you have an iPhone, the chances are you take a lot of photos with it. And they probably don’t always work out as you wish they did.

Now, here’s the good news. If you really understand how your iPhone camera works, you can use it to take photos that are so great that nobody will even believe they were taken with the iPhone.

When we watched this short video clip with Emil Pakarklis, and learnt his 7 tricks for taking great iPhone photos, we were simply mesmerized and then astonished! With just a few tweaks you can dramatically improve the creativity and quality of your photos.

So watch this super informative video clip, and if you want to find out more about Emil’s online iPhone photography course, click on the button below.

online photography classes:

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Outdoor Photography: Shooting at Sunset, Sunrise, and Night
Go on-location with adventure photographer, Chris Burkard, as he explores the wilderness and discovers great photos along the way. Chris shows how the best shots occur when you’re aren’t looking for them. Lessons include working with lighting, shooting long exposures, and incorporating subjects into a landscape shot.

Mobile Photography Basics for Instagram Success
Join celebrated Instagram photographer Tyson Wheatley (@twheat) to learn the ins and outs of smartphone photography so that you can authentically build your photos, followers, and brand on Instagram.In this 30-minute class, Tyson shares tactics for capturing unique photos, tricks for editing in essential apps, and ways to reflect your personality.

Street Photography: Capture the Life of Your City
Join popular photography teacher trashhand, as he shares insight on some of his favorite street photography techniques. While weaving through the streets of his native city Chicago, trashhand covers four main topics: capturing authentic candids, utilizing blur to convey motion, finding compelling angles for “look-up” shots, and finally trying these techniques at night.

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