What website or app can help me improve my writing skills?

Nischay Nahata May 15, 2012

Ok, there is an app that reminds me to write 750 words, but what if all these words are useless/meaningless ?
I want to improve my vocabulary while writing regularly; i.e. learn new words and correct grammar mistakes. Is there an app/site that helps me do this?

P.S. I started writing a blog few months back and usually don’t have words to elaborate what I am writing about after I have written a few lines on that topic.

  1. Nischay Nahata
    May 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks Saikat and Bruce I will go through the websites and posts sometime soon :-)

  2. Saikat Basu
    May 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Nischay, writing is a habit and like all good habits you have to give it some time to develop. Over the years we have featured a lot of articles on writing and ways to improve it with the help of web apps. You can find all of them here: //www.makeuseof.com/tags/writing/

    How To Inspire Yourself To Write At Least 750 Words Per Day [//www.makeuseof.com/tag/inspire-write-750-words-day/]

    Meet Your Writing Deadlines In A Distraction-Free Writing Environment With OmmWriter [//www.makeuseof.com/tag/meet-writing-deadlines-distraction-free-writing-environment-ommwriter/]

    After The Deadline – Check Your Grammar & Polish Your Writing [//www.makeuseof.com/tag/deadline-check-grammar-polish-writing/]

    10 More Websites That Help Cure Writer’s Block With Writing Prompts [//www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-cure-writers-block-writing-prompts/]

    4 Quick & Easy Ways To Review Your Writing Online [//www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-quick-easy-ways-review-writing-online/]

    Do go through all the posts on writing we have ever published. There are quite a few gems there.

    • Aditya Roy
      July 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks Saikat.

  3. Bruce Epper
    May 15, 2012 at 9:33 am

    How about taking online writing courses - from MIT?

    As far as correcting grammatical errors, you can use MS Word and other word processors. Most have built-in spelling and grammar checkers. The MS Word one always annoys me though when I am writing technical papers because it just does not like long sentences, even if they are grammatically correct.

    For vocabulary building you can use http://www.vocabulary.com/ or http://www.enhancemyvocabulary.com/

    • Nischay Nahata
      May 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      freerice.com is something I tried some time back, it is good too

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