Today's post is for my blogging friends to introduce them to the Hemingway app that I've come across. Anyone writing anything else might also be tempted to have a play. Like me when I settle down to a five day essay writing stint in a couple of hours time. Then again I thought academics liked it if you've swallowed a dictionary and used complicated sentence structures. I may be wrong.
'Hemingway' aims to make your language 'bold and clear' rather like that of the great man that it's named after. It tells you off by highlighting sentences that are hard to read, use the passive voice or when words can be simpler. It also seems to have an inexplicable hatred of adverbs. When I've prepared my blog posts using the free version over the last few days, it's given me food for thought. I've hacked at my writing a bit though doubt if anyone can tell the difference.
This piece of writing is my most Hemingway-esque yet. Only one sentence might be tricky for you lot to get your noggins around. It happens to be the first one. There's just one passive sentence and none of those naughty words that describe doing at all. I'm careful not to correct everything though. After all don't some of our flaws contribute to wonderful idiosyncrasy?