Hey there budding writer! We are happy to introduce the Sparkle Highlights column. This is where we will bring you tools and resources that will help you to become a better writer. Our job is to find you the best tools and resources, your job is to use them and improve your writing skills. Deal?
Today, we want to introduce you to some awesome writing tools that are great for writers, editors and content managers. Some of them are free while you’ll need to pay for the others but trust us, they’re worth every penny you spend!
Here are 5 tools every writer should be aware of;
We absolutely love Daily Page! It’s a good platform for writers who haven’t mastered the art of writing every day. When you sign up, Daily Page sends you writing prompts which you’ll answer in one or two paragraphs. It’s fun, easy to use and the best part is that it helps you to develop the habit of writing every day. You can share your answers with everyone or keep them private. Sign up with Daily Page; you’ll definitely love it.
This is another awesome tool for writers. It helps you write in a concise manner. If you struggle with keeping your posts and articles within a readable word limit then you’ll love Hemingway. We love the fact that there’s a readability meter which shows you how readable your writing is. Isn’t that great? Sentences which need to be edited are highlighted in different colours. So you’ll know where you need to tweak or delete. With only $10, you can download the app and use it anywhere; online and offline.
Writepls has a similar aim to The Sparkle Writer’s Hub; they assist all upcoming writers to hone their skills. What they do is to send you daily articles to help you become a better writer. The articles could be long but they are very helpful. You’ll be able to get some useful tips from them. We recommend Writepls because you need as much help as you can get to become a professional writer and Writepls offers this help free of charge.
If you don’t know Grammarly there’s one question we want to ask; “Where have you been hiding?” We’ll suggest that you follow them on Twitter and like their Facebook page too. We have so much love for the team behind Grammarly. They have a heart for all writers. Their tool Grammarly for Chrome helps with all types of online writing; whether it’s drafting an email or writing a Facebook post. You catch the errors before you click send with Grammarly for Chrome. You do have to pay to use this tool but it’s totally worth it!
Have you ever found yourself where you are trying to describe something but you just cannot find the right words? We’re sure you have. So what do you do when you know what you are trying to say but you don’t know the word to use? Consult the OneLook Reverse Dictionary. The great thing about this dictionary is that you can simply put in the description you have in mind and it will come up with a variety of words that will match what you are trying to describe. Go ahead and try it out.
Let’s get your feedback if you do use any of these tools. What do you think about them? Did you find them helpful?