We all need to improve our writing craft and working with a professional editor is the best way to do that. But there are ways to improve your writing before you submit to an editor (or an agent or a publisher), and writing software, ProWritingAid, can help you do that.
In this video tutorial, I'll show you how I'm using ProWritingAid and why it beats Grammarly for fiction authors, in particular.
In the video, I go through:
- Why it's worth using an online writing tool as well as professional editors and proofreaders
- Grammar issues, passive writing
- Spelling issues – you can choose the country-specific spelling in settings
- Sentence length, sentence structure, overused words, repeated words, dialogue tags, clichés, and redundancies
- Fixing curly vs straight quotation marks
- Thesaurus and Word Explorer — for word nerds (like me!)
- Integration with Scrivener
- Emails and website copy within Chrome
- ProWritingAid vs Grammarly
Try the free version: www.TheCreativePenn.com/prowritingaid
Get 25% off the premium edition if you use my link ProWritingAid.com/joanna
[Please note, I am an affiliate of both ProWritingAid and Grammarly, which means if you use my link, I will receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. I only recommend tools I personally use and think are great for authors.]