Check out my favorite writing tools for the week—websites to inspire, encourage, and help you on your writing journey. Enjoy!
Autocrit Editing Wizard: Thanks for this great suggestion from Angelica Jackson, who says this software “analyzes your work for overused/unnecessary words, cliches, and so on. Won’t take the place of a crit group imo, but makes those passes for your tell words like “that” and “just” a lot easier. You can use the wizard on the site for free with some limitations”.
And the Plutchik-wheel, just because it’s so darned amazing—and I’ve never thought about emotions in this way before:
Finally, I posted earlier this week about ways writers can use Microsoft Word more efficiently—and I neglected to mention the time-saving advantage of learning those keyboard shortcuts. I have a friend who’s a wizard with Adobe Photoshop, and I swear he barely touches his mouse. He does most of his graphic editing via keyboard shortcuts. If he can do that in Photoshop, we should definitely be doing the same in our word processing programs! At least, if we’re professionals, right?
How about you? Any more amazing sites or writing tools to recommend?