That being the case, it seems like there wouldn’t be much technology out there to aid a writer. I mean, the most you can do is buy a cool pen and get a suitable writing program on your computer, right?
Well, you might be surprised. There are actually a lot of tools available that address some of the biggest challenges writers face. Take a look at some of the tools below and find out how they can help you improve upon your writing every day.
1. Editing Apps, Plug-ins, and websites
Luckily you don’t have to. Tools like Grammarly and Hemingway do the work for you and are completely free. Each tool has its own pros and cons, but both can be used to help you improve the readability and grammatical sanctity of your writing.
2. Focus Apps, Plug-ins, and Websites
There’s an app for that.
If you are looking for a way to stay focused on your work, try Focus or Self Control. These apps allow you to block specific websites from use for a certain amount of time. All you need to do is plug the URLs of the websites that distract you most into the app and you want be able to access them for however long you choose.
3. Prompt Books and Generators
If you are having trouble coming up with ideas during your “writing time,” give a writing prompt generator a try. Some prompt generators provide you with a starting sentence to work off, while others may supply you with things like a character, an action, and an object.
Prompt generators are great tools to use when you are trying to practice writing every day. All you have to do is sit down, click a button to receive a prompt, and start writing.
4. Smart Writing Set (Digital Smart Pen and Notepad)
Purchasing a Smart Writing Set (which should include a digital pen and notepad) is one way to avoid this problem. With this tool, you can write on the go in a slight journal and transfer your work to your computer at home.
5. Speech Dictation Software
You can use software like this for all kinds of things. it can be used for brainstorming, speech writing, dialogue writing, or just recording your thoughts on a topic.
Good old’ paper and pen are all you need, but not all that’s out there. If you are looking to improve the quality of your writing, these tools can take you to the next level.