Here are just five of the many helpful online tools out there that help writers to improve their final versions:
This app helps to evaluate your work, flagging overly long or difficult to read sentences. Additionally, it flags grammatically challenging writing, such as that written with passive voice, an overuse of adverbs, and more.
Not all bloggers love the actual writing part – for many, it’s the behind-the-scenes part that they love. If this sounds like you, try out 750words.com to turn your writing into a game. You’ll receive points for everything you write via a digital bowling-esque score card.
Love cats and the idea of turning writing into a motivational game? Jump on the positive reinforcement bandwagon and get adorable photos of cats and pre-established intervals. Set your reinforcements to appear after every 100, 200, 500, or 1000 words – it’s your call, and whichever you choose, it’s sure to be entertaining and to keep you writing.
This app is an easy way to collaborate with other members of your writing team and/ or clients. Create your documents online so that you can access them anywhere, any time. Perhaps best of all, there is a mobile app so that you can even access your documents and make edits from your phone and mobile devices.
Simply drag and drop, copy/ paste, or upload your text into the textbox for an instant grammar check. By running your copy through, you’ll not only receive eyes on mis-spellings, dangling modifiers, and misplaced punctuation, but you’ll also receive a check to safeguard you against plagiarism. This app goes far beyond what Microsoft Word does – definitely check it out.