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Old 08-16-2016, 03:39 PM
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I feel as if my writing style isn't as strong as it should be. I was wondering if there are any recommended programs and tools for writers that can help. Which are recommended?

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Old 08-18-2016, 07:07 AM
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You could take a look at Grammarly. It is mainly grammar checker but does also do vocabulary suggestions, checks word repetitions, passive voice and more.
The other one I am aware of is Master Edit, but I haven't tested this one so I can't say much.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:28 AM
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Isn't Grammarly a browser only tool?
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by DwayneA View Post
Isn't Grammarly a browser only tool?
It works only when you are online, but they also have desktop apps for win and mac and I think a Word plugin. I am using the mac version, it is a minimal text editor and focus solely on their editing features.
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Old 08-26-2016, 06:19 PM
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I found something online about two other programs called Storyweaver and Dramatica. Has anyone had any experience with either?
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:35 AM
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Yes, I used storyweaver several years ago... it can help if you have problems with writer's block or organization.

Also:

editminion.com

writeordie.com

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Has anyone tried writing stories with the help of flashcards?
Like I remember when I was struck by writer's block, I managed to weave a story together by using them. Cram lets you make it for free.
I had thoughts and could visualize some plot ideas. All I did was started putting them roughly on these cards one at a time. After 16 cards, I arranged them by order and (Ta-da), I had my complete story ready. When I got my flow, I finished it with the cards as my source.
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Originally Posted by DwayneA View Post
Isn't Grammarly a browser only tool?
Grammarly is a good tool which has a browser extension. Like, I can see a small circle checking this comment for grammatical errors while posting.
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:03 AM
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The best thing to do is to read really old stuff, from back in the day when technique was emphasized in schools.

Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Heinlein -- really great language and turn of phrase.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn -- character depth.

G.K. Chesterton -- bizarre plot metaphors and philosophy.

While you can read and pick up ideas from others, style comes from oneself. Something I noticed when reading another person's work was that when they were describing their work, it sounded interesting and fun. But the work itself was dumb. So the lesson is to write your work as though you're writing about it.

...If any of that helps.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:43 AM
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If you need to improve some grammar than Grammarly is definitely a good tool to check your text on grammar errors and typos. Also, you might want to try Hemingway Editor, it helps making writing more bold and clear. Rewording Generator will help you with finding synonyms and making your writing more rich.
But I agree with YvonJan's answer. Nothing helps better with writing than reading of a good literature and actually writing, and writing, and writing.
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I think you should hire a writing service.
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hiring a writing service or an editor is a way out but still not good option if you actually want to improve your writing..remember few years ago hiring guys from cheap writing service which at that time seemed to be a good idea but after a few month I understood that my writing skills were not going anywhere..even my writing style became worse simply because I started to rely too much on writing services..so I'd rather use tools like hemingway app or grammarly but still such apps could also make mistakes..so if you want to get published you can hire an editor

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An online service can be very much helpful for you.
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Always read reviews before selecting a writing firm.
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Take help from a reliable writing firm to get good marks for your assignment/essay or thesis.
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There are plenty of programs to boost your creativity and productivity but don't rely on them like they make miracles.
I tried some such as Scrivener, Storyist and CreaWriter but not all of them are good for me. But my colleague from copywriting services finds all of them very helpful.

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I would definitely recommend trying any of the programs mentioned above. Especially Grammarly. I use it not only for my novel writing but for my blog as well. So I get my moneys worth. There's a special feature in the premium version that lets you toggle between creative writing and journalistic style writing.

I would also recommend this gem: The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression on Amazon

It really helps me when I get stumped on how my characters can show their emotions or when I feel I'm using the same expression too much. Not sure if that is the kind of "tool" you were looking for but I've always found it handy to have around.

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I've been using Grammarly for quite some time, it helps a lot, especially at work.
And using a thesaurus is always a plus, so use one.
Wishing you the best of luck!
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You can always consult a professional content writer or a company providing content writing solutions with structured training that can help you with your writing style and vocabulary.
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