16 September 2013

On Writing...

I have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to writing - tools that I lean on a good bit. I thought I'd share them with you today...

Rhymezone - It's an online dictionary, spell-checker, thesaurus, etc. Need to find that perfect word that's kind of like this, but slightly more like that? The synonyms tool is what I use the most.

Google Translate - Not only does it translate, you can look at words in many different languages and hear how they're pronounced! Need something unusual for a term or phrase, start here!

Grammarly - This one is fairly new to me, but I see it becoming an important tool - especially considering I still can't figure out that whole lay/lie thing!

Facebook - Believe it or not! When I'm stumped for a factoid or I'm wondering if a certain word was used at a certain time in recent history, I ask my friends on facebook (most are also writers). My most recent inquiries were for 'bass-ackwards' and 'cheesy.' That thread got funny!

Scrivner - Have you discovered this writing program yet? You can pool all your research, images, links, etc. into ONE document. It makes life SO much easier!!!

Do you have any tricks up your sleeve? Share them in the comments below!

Today's post was sponsored by Grammarly. And they have a plagiarism checker too! (So you can make sure that brilliant line you just came up with really is original!) I'll bet teachers could find that one useful!


Ashley said...

Excellent resources. I also recently started using Evernote-a free download and a way to keep loads of disparate resources in one place.

Beth said...

Thank you E these look great. I use Evernote also and have even used it as a file for my artwork including photos, prices, sizes, etc so I can always refer to it, at least as long as I have a phone or ipad or computer of some description.
Thank you again for the great info. Hope to see you soon.

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Thanks Ashley and Beth! I didn't know about that one! :)


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