Writing Resources #1

Today in writing resources we’ll talk about writing software. Everyone is familiar with Microsoft Word (at least, I’ll assume so) but there’s tons of other writing software out there that is equally interesting. OpenOffice OpenOffice is the free version of Microsoft Word. It has more or less the same functions, and it’s free. Scrivener Scrivener is Word but especially for […]

Word Trackers for 2013

With the start of the New Year, we all have goals and resolutions we want to meet. But it’s hard to keep track of them, and sometimes you can’t see the forest through the trees anymore. Like if you want five hundred thousand or million words written at the end of the year, you’ll have a tough time if you […]

I Write Like…

There’s a funny little machine on the internet called I Write Like… It’s simple to use, and fun! Just copy/paste part of your text into the analyzer, and see who you write like. I did this for a bunch of my WIP’s and was more than a little surprised by the outcome! I write likeCory Doctorow I Write Like by […]

I don’t write Mary Sue characters! YAY.

Guess what everyone? I don’t write Mary Sue characters. YAY. You’re probably asking the what, why, who and how of this random statement. Between studying Labor Law and Family Law, I decided to take the Original Fiction Mary Sue Test. Why? I was studying Labor and Family Law. ‘Nuff said. As it turns out, my characters actually score very low […]

YA Story Analyzer Tool

Today I want to introduce you to a nifty tool for all young adult and MG writers out there: the YA Story Analyzer Tool. It’s free to use and it checks your manuscript for average sentence length, reading level, redundant phrases and sentences, cliché words, wordy sentences and use of adverbs. I throw around adverbs like it’s Christmas, so this […]