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Grammarly a Great Tool

Diana here:

Ask writers which tool they use the most or can’t do without and you’ll get a different answer from each one.

For me, Grammarly.com is a necessity. They have a free version and a paid version.  You would think a writer would be well-schooled in grammar, right?

Yes and no.

I write the way I talk. I pause when I’m thinking about what to say (comma) and get extremely wordy when I’m excited. (wordiness) And then there’s the Midwest upbringing that pops out of my mouth that has to be corrected. Ya know? And ending a sentence with a preposition happens all too often as in, let the cat out.

Again, I know how to fix these problem areas when I see them but they hide from me. When I read my work it sounds fine. Grammarly.com lets me know when I need to rethink what I’ve written.

This shouldn’t be a big deal because I have amazing critique partners and they catch a lot of my mistakes. Since I’ve started using Grammarly.com they’ve had to spend less time correcting my grammar issues allowing them to give me better critiques about the story I’m writing.

And then…

There is social media. Nothing like a writer posting an amazing paragraph full of errors on their author page. Grammarly.com catches those for me as long as I use it on the computer. It doesn’t work on my phone. I blame those errors on the small keyboard and screen as I don’t see them until I log in on the computer.

So what does this amazing program do? It catches grammar errors in my emails, social media, blog posts and in Word documents. For it to work inside of Word you must buy a subscription. But the free version does have a workaround that is explained on the site.

What tool do you like?

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  1. Awesome! I just downloaded it so I can try it out. I like the Hemingway App -- helps me keep my complex sentences, passive voice, and adverbs under control. ;)

    1. Hi Carrie,
      It's a great tool. I think you'll like it. What passive voice and love of adverbs? Welcome, my friend.