Writing well is difficult to master, and various techniques to improve your style can be hard to implement. Now, there’s a tool that can put those techniques into practice for you, highlighting any weak spots, making editing simpler.
Expresso is a webapp that can quickly improve the quality of your writing by helping you find areas where you can make stylistic changes. Over time, you’ll develop an eye for awkward phrasing and be able to fix it on the fly.
A handy use of this tool is to use it to analyse great writing from other writers. When you spot a piece that you recognise as being incredibly well written, you can copy and paste it into the app, and make a note of the metrics. You could then try and match your metrics to theirs.
Here are some metrics for this article:
|negations per sentence||0|
|passive voice per sentence||0|
|extra long sentences||0|
|extra short sentences||0|
|frequent words (stems)||
write (5) |
|words per sentence||17.3|
|syllables per word||1.4|
|characters per word||4.4|
|other parts of speech||30.1%|
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