As a writer, you too must have faced rejection some time or the other. There have been times when our submissions have not made the mark. Our hard work returned, rejected or worse, edited in a murderous manner. So much so that our own work becomes unrecognizable.
Want to be a better writer? Well, there’s hope in the Hemingway App
The Hemingway Editor is an awesome desktop app that can help you become a better writer overnight. All you have to do is go to this site, which opens the application for you. There, a headline proclaims “Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.” Below that is a color-coded list of how the app highlights the errors in your writing. This will enable you to use it to write crisper, sharper and bolder sentences.
How does the app work?
The app grades your writing from grade 1 to grade 15. Grade 1 is an easy read and grade 15 is too difficult for anyone to make sense. It highlights your sentences to mark out long or complicated ones. You can then choose to rewrite them in a simpler manner. The app does not like adverbs. It will also highlight passive voice in green and even applaud you for not using any.
The idea behind this is that the writing of today differs from that of yore. It shorter, easier to read and does not appreciate adverbs. You can use this app to make your writing appeal to the readers of today. Shorter and crisper sentences that come straight to the point is key. So, the Hemingway Editor helps you become a better writer.
This article is a grade 4, which is good. Pat, pat! None of my 29 sentences are hard (or very hard) to read. I have not used passive voice or any adverbs. Also, none of the phrases I have used have simpler alternatives.