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Want To Be A Better Writer Overnight? Try This Interesting App

Want To Be A Better Writer Overnight? Try This Interesting App

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.

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How does the app work?

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    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.

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    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.

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    Last Updated on January 21, 2020

    How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

    How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

    If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

    Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

    So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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    1. Listen

    Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

    2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

    Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

    “Why do you want to do that?”

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    “What makes you so excited about it?”

    “How long has that been your dream?”

    You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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    3. Encourage

    This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

    4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

    After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

    5. Dream

    This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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    6. Ask How You Can Help

    Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

    7. Follow Up

    Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

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    By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

    Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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