Are you into writing? Do you love to curate stories, whether fiction or true? I got my interest in storytelling from my grandparents—my favorite storytellers. Although I convey my stories through written words. These tools help me write my stories well.
- Scrivener. I came across this tool when I joined a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month held every November) event. I joined a PH-based discord group, and I learned that some writers use this tool there. I searched more about the app and found some of the content creators I follow also use this. This made me want to try it, and I wrote my second book using this tool. It has a learning curve and takes a lot of getting used to. However, what I loved about this app so much was the word count. I write with a word count as my goal, and if you are like me, this may also be for you. The downside is that this is a paid app, but hey, if you are willing to invest in a good tool, you may want to try this one out.
- Grammarly. After I lay down my draft, I use this tool to check for grammar, missing punctuation, or better placement of words in my sentence. This is like my second eye while I self-edit my work. Of course, this is not a substitute for a professional editor but merely a guide to editing my work correctly before submitting it to the editor or allowing the public eye to view it. The latest version offers a floating circle tool accessible anytime as if judging every word I type in the blank space, which I don’t mind. There is a free and paid version of this app. The free one is the basic plan that checks grammar, punctuation, and all. The paid version has advanced features like checking for plagiarism, sentence suggestion or rephrasing, and many more.
- Thesaurus (thesaurus.com). Whenever I write a sentence, there are moments when I repeat a word. One to two existence in a paragraph is acceptable, but if I keep repeating it over and over, I don’t feel comfortable. Although I must use the word, I feel at ease, and it makes more sense to me if I use a different term. Thus, the thesaurus is my best friend in this field. This is one of the first websites I open whenever I write, for I know I will visit this more often than anything.
Those are three of the most used tools I have whenever I write my novel. Whatever tool you use for as long as you enjoy writing, go for it. These are some guides for you in case you want to explore and take your writing to the next level. Have you tried any of them?
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