Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Cool Tool

This morning, I found a great tool (via Paul Bucalo) called Pro Writing Aid. It's free, and you don't have to join or download anything to use it--Just paste a writing sample of at least 200 words in, and it will analyze it for a number of writing pitfalls, such as vagueness,  clichés, overused words, sentence length, etc.  While I don't see myself as a professional writer or anything (and am probably, in fact, the Queen of  Clichés, I do appreciate good writing and am always looking to grow, so I put a favorite blog post in and found lots of issues to clean up. This tool is great for students, bloggers, budding book authors, etc. I thought you might appreciate it.

Off to clean up some posts!

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