Awesome writing tools: Keep the ideas flowing

Whether you’re a professional writer or a total novice, check out our list of writing tools. We’ve listed some great services and tools that’ll keep the ideas flowing.

Hemingway

Hemingway is a great little app which has many uses. It will make your writing more readable, correct spelling and grammar, highlight incorrect tone of voice and much more. Use it right from your browser.

Hemingway

Byword

Byword is a simple text editor for Mac, iPhone and iPad. It has all the tools you need to write more effectively. Sync your documents across all devices and export with full markdown support. What’s more, it can publish straight to WordPress, Tumblr, Bloggr and many more blogging platforms.

byword

Grammarly

Grammarly is a fantastic free browser extension. It claims to find and replace up to 10 times more mistakes than your word processor. So, if you write directly into your blogging platform, this is the tool for you! It can identify up to 250 types of error, suggests synonyms, and teaches you about grammar so you can learn from your mistakes. Not bad for a free extension.

grammarly

Accent Grid

Another handy browser extension is Accent Grid. Accent Grid gives you instant access to special characters and accented letters. Using special characters on a PC keyboard involves remembering many complicated keyboard shortcuts. That’s just a recipe for frustration. Accent Grid keeps them at the tips of your fingers. Instantly copy and paste any special character, simple!

accent grid

Readability Score

Readability Score does what it says on the tin. It scores the readability of your writing. It’ll let you know what reading level your writing is – writing for the web should aim to be around Grade 8. Unlike Hemingway, it doesn’t suggest changes or improvements.

Readability Score

Written? Kitten!

Our personal favourite writing tool – Written? Kitten. A basic text editor which rewards you for writing more. Every time you write 100 words, see a picture of a lovely kitten. What more motivation do you need? Meow!

written kitten

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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee. He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young. When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.

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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee.

He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young.

When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.