“Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something.” –Plato



Writing doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Even good writers need help. These tools will help you improve your writing. Sometimes the suggestions will not make your writing better, though. Therefore you do need to understand the English language and grammar enough to decide if the suggestion makes sense.


  1. Grammarly:

This is a great plagiarism checker and grammar checker. You do need to have a basic understanding of grammar yourself to use the tool, but it gives suggestions that might make your writing better. You can use this both online and as a plugin for your Word application. Click here to vi


  1. Copyscape:

This tool simply checks for plagiarism. It’s great if you want a one-feature helper that’s fast and easy to use. You can cut and paste each article into Copyscape to ensure your content is 100 percent unique. Click here for more informa


  1. Hemingway App:

This online tool is free to use and will help you write bolder, clearer and simpler prose. You can use the desktop version or paste in your text in the online version. It tells if your sentences are too hard to read, if you use passive voice, and more. I really like this program. My passive voice is fast disappearing! Click here for the


  1. Wordcounter:

Keyword density is a fact of life. Google will punish you if you overuse a word in your text. If you fear that you overuse certain words, this word counter will list the words you use and count them. That way you can make sure that you’re not overusing any particular word. This will help you stay below that two percent keyword density that you seek.Here’s the


  1. Grammar Girl:

This feature on QuickandDirtyTips.com is an amazing way to double-check whether or not you’re getting a confusing concept right. Just do a quick search and she’ll explain the concept to you in a way that you understand and don’t forget. She really has good advice. Here is her li


  1. OneLook:

Use this online dictionary search tool to look in several dictionaries all at once. You will be positive that you know the right meaning for the word you choose to use with this online search platform. Do you want to know more? Click 


  1. Slick Write:

This tool checks grammar, stylistic mistakes and more. If you want to know if you’re being redundant or using the same word too many times, it works great. Many of us have particular words that we like to use; this helps give new suggestions. I suggest that you click 


  1. PolishMyWriting:

This online mistake checking tool will help you make your writing better by making suggestions that might work better. Again, you really do need to know what you’re doing to use this. Start polishing now by clicking here.


These writing checking tools are more than just a spell checker. They help you write strong, clear text that will communicate to your audience effectively. Whether you use MS Word, Pages, or something else entirely, all of these tools can be helpful. Some are free and some have an upgrade. None are expensive. Try one new one at a time so you can learn it enough to get the most out of it.

Start writing now and use these tools to control your fear of writing.

As Rosie the Thunder Dog would say:



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