Monthly Archives: March 2017

Writing Tools

I may be late to the party but I have been testing out technology this week.
IAWriter is great for when I have a few ideas on the go. I love the feature where it tells you how long it will take you to read. Albeit that can be depressing too, how can this chapter I have been slogging out only take 3 minutes to read?

Hemingway is a revelation. I don’t follow all its rules. Screw you, I like my run on sentences! But I also like seeing the readability score going down.  I feel like it has made me think particularly hard about adverbs (haha). I know they are fussy. What I have really noticed though is where they show I am lacking confidence. I was reading 

https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/ink-quills-13674615/clutter-words-to-cut-from-your-writing-4640836433

And it inspired me to find that balance between finding the perfect word, and letting your speech seem colloquial. The speech will definitely still use adverbs because that’s how I speak and blog, obviously.

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What’s in a name?

Thought for the day, can you name a character Fred Stone? On the one hand it’s an old-fashioned name for a stubborn character in his 80s, on the other hand, Fred Flintstone!

Lacking creativity when naming my characters is a perennial issue for me. It’ll do for the draft!