Smart Authors Welcome the Hemingway app in the Writer Closet
The Hemingway App becomes the author’s secret sauce for writing pop and pizazz. It can easily become the author’s best friend. It’s the one many editors use (along with Grammarly) to fine-tune writing. And best of all, it’s free.
I love it because it gives you a “readability index” –meaning what grade level your verbiage is at. Sad to say … but the clearer your writing is perceived as, the lower the grade level you use—suggest you stay in the 6th-grade level. Sigh.
Once you open the app, you can write or paste in your copy. Click on EDIT and watch the color-coded phrases that pop up and suggestions on how to fix. Go ahead and delete the instructions you see on the homepage by highlighting them.
Last time I checked, the Yellow highlights long, complex sentences and common errors. Red identifies dense, complicated sentences.
Blue shows you adverbs that you can remove and replace with more forceful verbs. Purple points out smarty pants words that will drive your readers to the dictionary (don’t do this) and should be replaced with simple words. Green flags you when your text is in the passive voice.
You will be surprised with what pops up. It’s the secret sauce for authors and writers.
Get it here: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. Often, she must roll up her writing sleeves and become a Book Doctor, juicing up storylines and author words. She empowers authors and works directly with authors who want to be seriously successful and has been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the ’80s. Judith is the author of 43 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Success for Authors and Writers, and How to Create a Million Dollar Speech. Her personal memoir When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present is a #1 bestseller on Amazon and her historical fiction debut Secret Journey. Collectively, her books have earned over 45 book awards. Judith speaks throughout the year at publishing conferences.
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