These web apps will improve your writing
Whether you’re trying to write a book or just a simple medium post these apps will help you do it, better.
Turn on some good music and let’s get started
First we start with the most dangerous one of them all:
1.The Most Dangerous Writing App
This one will get your creative juices flowing.
“I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” - Shannon Hale
How it works:
- You can select a time out of 3, 5, 10, 20, 40 and 60 minutes
- You type
- You stop typing
- You die
- You repeat the process until you get the ideas and main (key) points of your text.
After you have the ideas you go to the next app.
You also have hardcore mode, which you could try.
Write. Don't stop. If you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost.www.themostdangerouswritingapp.com
Free and simple mind mapping.
Once you’ve written something, and you’ve got a main idea, you can choose to organize it. To do so I use Coggle.
The picture explains how it works. You start from the main idea and then make it simpler until you know how to start.
The neat thing is that you can add pictures and link, as well as some other fancy features you can figure out while using the app.
This works really good for books, writing character descriptions, getting more specific ideas and things alike.
The clear way to share complex information. Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping tool that helps you make sense of…coggle.it
3. The Twinword app
This one goes out to everyone who likes to use the fanciest words possible.
- You have automatic word suggestions (mostly synonyms) when you stop writing.
- You have an word anylyzer that lets you know how often you use a certain word.
- You can see if the tone of your text is positive or negative with the Tone Analyzer
- Other cool features
Online word processor for the novelist, blogger, writer needing synonyms. Cure writer's block with built-in thesaurus…www.twinword.com
4. The Hemingway App
The last one on the list.
Note: This app will not turn you into Hemingway
It’s the last app on the list because this app is your editor.
“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”
- Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Paste your text here and you will see:
- Sentences that are hard to read
- Sentences that are very hard to read
- Phrases with simpler alternatives
- Adverbs, that you need to remove
- Overall readability
Hemingway highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow highlight, shorten the sentence or…www.hemingwayapp.com
Thanks for reading
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