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May 04, 2019 00:30:39

Tools I use to improve my writing.

by @chacha | 336 words | 🐣 | 125πŸ’Œ

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As a newbie writer, I can’t afford an editor or someone to check over my writing, so I depend on FREE online tools to help me make my goal of writing on a day-to-day basis here on the 200wad website, possible.

1. The most dangerous writing app (FREE).

One, β€œThe most dangerous writing app” is designed to shut down your inner editor and get you into a state of flow. If you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost. After typing without interruption for the length of your session, you’ll be able to save your work. Second, it’s free and open source. Third, it works offline β€” bookmark the home page and you’re good to go.

2. Google docs (FREE)

I use google docs because it's free and makes other writing alternative tools useless. What do I like about google docs? β€” the list of writing editing add-ons it offers. Here’s a list of some killer add-ons that I use to edit my not-so-good writing using Google Docs:

2a. SAS Writing Reviser Add-on.

My favourite tool for proofreading. When you run this tool you can choose from 25 different tests that will check over your document which include tests in sentence economy, sentence variety, sentence power, sentence clarity, and more.

2b. OneLook Thesaurus

This add-on is way more than a thesaurus. The OneLook Thesaurus tool will let you select a word in your document, or type in a word, and they will give you suggested words in six categories: Synonyms, Triggers (associated words), Rhymes, Complete (words that with your term), Adjectives (related), and Nouns (related). This can be a useful tool to improve your word choice and writing, as well as generate writing ideas.

2c. LanguageTool

My second favourite and a handy add-on for proofreading your writing. The tool scans your Google Doc for style and grammar problems. When issues are found, it not only identifies the spot but also offers an explanation of what the problem is and possible ways to fix it.

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    @chacha welcome to #TeamStreak !

    Knight avatar Knight | May 05, 2019 07:01:08
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    @chacha Awesome, welcome to #TeamStreak Chacha!! 🍾

    PhilH avatar PhilH | May 04, 2019 21:26:14
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    @chacha Nice list o' tools and welcome to da club #WEARETEAMSTREAK

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | May 04, 2019 06:23:14
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    @chacha Congrats on the one month streak!!! :D

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 04, 2019 10:32:56
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    @chacha Welcome to #Teamstreak!

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | May 04, 2019 09:35:18
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    @chacha I just tried to use "The most dangerous writing app" that is funny and makes the brain work harder. :D
    Welcome to #Teamstreak! c;

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    @chacha wow what a great list of resources! The dangerous writing app sounds crazy but fun! And welcome to #teamstreak!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 04, 2019 10:54:40
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    @chacha Ladies and Gentlemen of #Teamstreak....we have a NEW TEAM MEMBER!!!! @chacha your hard work and discipline have paid off. What a great post of resources to cap off 30 days. The sky is the limit! We are #Teamstreak!!!!!!!
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    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 03, 2019 18:24:55
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      @chacha @brandonwilson 😊 now that's a welcome comment!!!

      Thank you Brandon.
      #TeamStreak!

      Keni avatar Keni | May 03, 2019 22:45:46
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      @chacha @brandonwilson Congratulations Welcome to the club!!!. Nice tools, thanks for sharing.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 04, 2019 07:23:41
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    @chacha Wow, very useful tools! Thanks for sharing.

    Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | May 03, 2019 19:32:16
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    @chacha - You have a lot of these tips and I have used many that you shared. Thank you.

    And I would like to officially welcome you to #TeamStreak - 30 days of writing everyday.
    Well done!!

    Keni avatar Keni | May 03, 2019 17:54:54
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      Hey @keni, your comments mean a lot to me - every time you put them on here. I want to thank YOU for welcoming and encouraging me to write every day on this platform.

      maginga avatar maginga | May 04, 2019 02:33:09
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      @chacha - You are most welcome!!! I enjoy reading your posts and applying your practical advice you share.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 04, 2019 21:21:59
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