Some people have an idea about what to write and then they start blogging. Others start blogging before they have any idea what to write.
I belong to the second category.
This is why, last year, when I was wondering what should be the the name of this blog, I could come out with nothing but this – write2blogg.wordpress.com. (Tidbits came much later). Just write for now, I had thought, hoping the rest will fall in place later.
And since then, a few things have indeed fallen in place.
First, I was lucky to meet here, a many amazing blogger-friends , who constantly encourage each other, motivate and inspire each other, with both -their beautiful work and their ever kind and generous words. Thank you to you all.
Second, seeing all of your work, I have been able to develop an interest in writing. I like the way you guys combine different words together into a coherent heartfelt piece. The way you put out your feelings on the paper, on the screen, and make me connect with you. And through you I have started to learn some of the aspects of writing, imbibe this craft, nudging me to write that yet another post when I am sure I would not be able to write any.
And third, being an inquisitive nerd I’m, through my numerous aimless wanderings on the internet, and my regular tête-à-tête with different books, I was able to find some aids and tools that have helped me in this process of writing.
I want to share these things here, hoping that some of us will find these useful who are just starting or haven’t stumbled upon these yet.
So from now on, once in a while, I will try to write a post on writing. It can be anything -an inspiring quote on writing, or an advice from a writer about how to write better. Or maybe a tool to edit our posts (find out those hidden grammar errors), or a way to simplify the structure of our writing, make it more readable.
It can be any of the many things that have helped me in this last year of writing. And I hope it will help those who need it. (Some of you might already know these, but I’m sure there will be some of us who are yet to stumble upon such resources.)
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So the first thing I want to share is Grammarly.
When we are writing, knitting those stories and poems in our mind, we usually cannot focus too much on grammar. And even if we do,there are good chances that a few might sneak in here and there.
And if you are like me, then you must have found rereading your posts and editing them really taxing. That’s where Grammarly comes in.
It is an extremely nifty tool to check the grammar of your post before you publish it. It has a free version which allows you to do that. Just sign up. Open a new page in it. And paste the body of your post. It will highlight grammar errors (if any), which you can correct and then paste it back.
See how it points our spelling mistakes, repeated words, grammar errors in the sample screenshot.
Give it a try once, share it with others you know who may find this useful.
Find it here – Grammarly
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