Sunday, August 11, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts PLUS Information About a Cool Writing Resource

Today, I have a writing resource to share: Pro Writing Aid. There's a free version that allows you to paste a block of text into the application. Then, you click analyze and get a summary report of overused words, sentence length, grammar, writing style, sticky sentences, cliches, etc. 

There's also a premium version you can purchase for $35.00 for a 1-year subscription. The upgrade gives you more options, including an addin for Microsoft Word. It’s well worth the money. There's also a WordPress plugin that brings the power of Pro Writing Aid into that blogging platform.

Here’s a sample of the pronoun report. Scary, huh! 

So, what do I do with the report after I recover from the initial shock? 

I read the page closely to see if any of the pronouns can be changed. Often a little tweak here or there reduces the number. It does take a while to work through the page, but it makes the writing stronger and tighter. 

Try it, you might like it.

Today is a rest day. Happy writing and running, Kathy


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. CreateSpace Community: How to Write an Effective Book Description
  2. 5 Favorite Fonts for Interior Book Design — The Book Designer
  3. How To Improve Your Writing In Your Sleep…Literally - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  4. The Other Side of the Story: Under Development: Ways to Create Characters
  5. Stop Sagging Middle Syndrome: 5 Plot Devices That Will Amp Up Your Story - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  6. The Rule Book via @storyfix "Two separate story paths that exist in each tale we tell . . ."
  7. 4 Ways to Connect with Readers - Rachelle Gardner
  8. Connect With More Readers in Just 5 Minutes by Toni Tesori
  9. How to Use Facebook Power Editor, a Detailed Guide | Social Media Examiner
  10. Analytics: Three Keys to Building Your Author Platform by Dan Blank of — The Book Designer
  11. 5 Steps to Completing Your First Draft
  12. CreateSpace Community: Resources: The Author Bio is an Important (and Often Overlooked) Marketing Tool
  13. Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts PLUS A Little Bit About the Word IT!
  14. Judge Considers Limits on Apple’s Future E-Book Deals | The Passive Voice |
  15. Have You Ever Had a Blogging Mentor or Coach? : @ProBlogger
  16. Novel Rocket: Facebook Launch Parties ~ by Normandie Fischer
  17. Author Fun: Random Title Generators | Advice on Writing, Publishing, and Book Promotion
  18. THE EDITOR DEVIL: Remember to Fact Check Story Details!

Check out these links to writing & marketing blog posts. Click to Tweet.

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