2015/10/14

Every Day Writing Tools


The Right Tools for the Write Job

Before desktop computers and laptops came along writer's had a pad and paper or typewriter.  There are so many tools on the market today, I've given you some of my favourites.

Grammarly

After you've created your content "Grammarly" is a great tool to show you any typos, punctuation errors, weak construction or difficult sentences.

Microsoft Word

Word is great for writing both eBooks and articles.  I use it for typing out eBooks.  A rough draft to begin with then going through the details over and over again with a fine tooth comb until I'm satisfied with the finished article.  You can add hyperlinks and a contents page with ease.

Google

Apart from reading books and magazines Google is one of the best research tools around.

Finding a credible expert and a primary source is half the fun of researching any eBook or article. Try looking for well know experts and media outlets.

Eyes are the Best Spell Checker

Even though I use a spell checker on Word or Blogger, I always go over everything with my own eyes.

Here are some of the things a spell checker will miss:
  1. Spell check doesn't always offer useful spelling suggestions for badly misspelled words.
  2. Spell check may point out errors which are actually correct.
  3. Spell check won't detect the improper use of homonyms, such as their and there.
Notebook and Pen

You may think its a bit overused and boring, but not to a writer.  With a notebook and pen you can write anything your imagination allows.  "The pen is mightier than the sword"!

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