These web apps will improve your writing

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Whether you’re trying to write a book or just a simple medium post these apps will help you do it, better.

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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
The Most Dangerous Writing App

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.

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2. Coggle
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.

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.

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3. The Twinword app
This one goes out to everyone who likes to use the fanciest words possible.

Twinword Writer

Features:

  • 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

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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
The Hemingway App

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

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