Competent writing skills are essential for developing compelling content for online and offline use. With self-publishing on the rise, the demand for writing work has become more competitive than in previous years. This makes it even more critical that your writing skills are up to par with the demands of today’s readers.
That said, the online writing tools currently on the market make improving your writing both easier and more fun. Below is a list of 9 websites or online tools that are indispensable additions to your toolbox of online writing and editing tools.
Omm Writer is the writing instrument that inspired the trend of distraction-free ambient writing spaces. It has great visual themes and a streamlined interface. Omm Writer’s borders can be dragged until the text box size is satisfactory to the user.
Write Space is a Google Chrome Plugin aimed at improving users’ focus by turning Google Chrome into a full-screen text editor. It can be accessed by clicking its app icon after opening a new tab. The plugin also saves your work automatically in the background.
Quabel is a distraction-free writing editor that provides ample space to focus on writing, sporting a clean user interface conducive to focus and concentration. The tool has a streamlined three-button orientation in writing mode. It also has a useful progress bar on the screen—handy for determining if you’ve achieved set goals based on criteria such as pages and characters
Fiction writers use it as an online manuscript tool. It identifies areas for improvement, including pacing and momentum, word choice and repetition.
This tool helps in spotting any clichés in your content. It has a clutter-free, easy-to-use interface and is free to use. Just copy/paste content into the textbox and click on the “Find Clichés” button to find any clichés.
This easy-to-use tool helps in spotting and correcting errors in written content. It provides accurate tools and presents users with a thorough explanation of grammar rules inside of a streamlined interface. It also features a tool that checks for plagiarism.
This tool helps you write in a simple, bold and clear manner—like its namesake’s writing style. Hemingway is especially useful for highlighting complex sentences and common errors.
This writing tool produces reports of overused words, writing style, grammar and repeat words after analyzing the user’s writing. Although ProWritingAid has an option of premium membership, most areas you would like checked are available for free.
Byword is a neat app that lets you create blog posts or other types of written content with a single device. Byword also provides an option of sharing your work with others.
These tools enable writers to more effectively hone their craft by facilitating both the generation of beautiful ideas, as well as getting those ideas down on paper. They help produce better content faster, turning blank screens into creative bonfires.