Join us for week 18~ Apps Time waster or Time saver. I almost skipped this week, but since i missed last week, ( I was sick with a bad cold all week) I decide to try it.
I really am not sure what this means by Apps so I had to go google. Ahhh Ok so now it’s more clear. here is a list I found, for more about it here is the link. I am going to just list the ones I have actually tried but you can find the full list at the link below and more.
- . Grammarly
- Grammarly is one that I use and love. I have it on my computer and use it in email, facebook and everywhere. Right now I only have the free one but have used premium and am considering getting it back. I dropped it to go to Prowriting aid and now that I am no longer using that I may go back to premium. Grammarly is a good basic grammar checker. I think it catches a little more than Word does and when I did use the premium in Word it helped me figure out fixes for my mistakes.
- I thought I loved this and it was my favorite. I will say the two years I used it helped me grow as a writer. So why am I talking in the past? this year I made the decision to drop it. Why? It became a crutch and I kept going over and over my work. It is so detailed and has so many reports that it takes forever to use them and I never could get my work perfect. Are you supposed to? No, it’s like an editor and you should feel free to make calls on your own to accept or deny. Also, can you take out every single call it made on overused and vague words? if you did the story would be a heck of a lot shorter and dull. I am a touch perfectionist and very OCD so seeing I had any calls kept me working on it. I have been working two years on the same WIP in this program and my Alpha reader and I decided it was time to move on. Am I saying it’s bad? NO. I loved it and if you are not OCD and no how to pick and choose calls it is great. It made me a much stronger writer and I learned a lot. Someday I may use it again.
- Scrivener (Free Trial) This one is a topic of many writers. I am sure several of you have tried it and have a love or hate relationship. It’s not the easiest program to use, but I love it. I use it to do my rough draft since you can set up chapters, scenes and easily move stuff around. Then I move the entire thing to word and go from there. It came in handy on this WIP since I chose to make it one voice and POV instead of two. I can pull up both views side by side, Cut what I want to work into the new piece from TJ’s view and paste into the new work. I can move scene I want to keep ut can’ use in this to a folder for possible teasers or promo stuff. It is versatile and you customize it to what you need.
- Hemingway Editor I used this once. It isn’t for me. You have to cut and paste it t the program a bit a time. It works something like Prowriting aid generating reports, a few are free but if you want more you have to buy the upgrade. I like working in word and not copy and paste. This would work ok for a blog or report or something.
- Focus Writer I haven’t used it but I am going to look at it. I need more focus.
- Calmly Writer Again I haven’t used it but want to see what this is.
- Six free apps for bloggers and content writers I can always use ideas for the blog so I will look at this one! and this one…Hubspot Blog Ideas
- The next two I haven’t used but would like to hear about. I am sure any help when it comes to getting the book on Amazon would be helpful. Kindle Create and Kindle Previewer .
Are there any writing apps you use? Let’s go see what the other authors like or don’t .
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