Best Grammar Checker Poll: Which one is most helpful?

Grammar checker software can be a big help.
Grammar checker software can be a big help whether it is local or online. It is one of your most helpful tools as a writer.

Which are the best Grammar Checkers? Which one is most helpful to you? Do you prefer a Microsoft Word Plug in or something that works online with Chrome, for instance? Do they help your writing craft?

I’m interested in your feedback. And your feedback will guide other writers to the most effective tools.

Vote in the Grammar Checker poll on the next page.

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Clothing Optional: How to protect your identity on Social Media

 

Social Media Security: Staying secure and promoting yourself is a balance
Social Media security settings. As aspiring writers we may learn how to write a novel, but we must also promote our work, so we need Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. It is dangerous out there, though, so we also need to be careful.

The good folks over at SocialMediaExamier put together a helpful, concise summary of how to configure the security¬†settings at a number of the most popular social media sites (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest). Before you go there, though, let’s think about what your security settings should be as a writer seeking publicity. Just as there are steps to writing a book, there are steps to staying safe. Obviously you do want to increase your exposure and how often search engines find you (or SEO¬†— Search Engine Optimization — as it is known). You don’t want your bank account emptied, though, so let’s talk about some social media security tips.

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How to Improve Your Writing with Text To Speech (TTS) software. Are you listening (to yourself)?

Text to speech tools will allow you to hear your words, much like singers use speakers directed at themselves for feedback.
Text to speech tools will allow you to hear your words, much like singers use speakers directed at themselves for feedback. There are many things you can do to learn how to write a story and improve your writing craft. Hearing your words will help you write better.

Text to Speech (TTS) software is a surprisingly powerful tool to help you improve your writing. Whether you are writing a book, poetry or a business letter, hearing your words will allow you to perceive your words and sentences in a different way. Reading what you have written is one mental process. Hearing your words is a different process. There are subtle but important differences between the two. Listening to your words will enable you to detect errors and clunky sentences in your writing that you can’t “see” when you read your work. There are Microsoft text to speech tools, but those are not the only ones. Find — and use — one that works for you.

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