26 terrific—and free—tools to help you write smarter

From managing time to streamlining text, these apps and programs can help writers turn a blank screen into fluid prose. (OK, having talent IS a prerequisite.) See which would help you.

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Do you ever feel that there’s just not enough time in your day to accomplish everything you have to—especially the writing?

Almost every writer feels this way at some point. The good news is that there are lots of tools, tricks and techniques that can help you do your job better and faster—and don’t cost a cent.

Here are my favorites:

Get help for writing better.

1. Hemingway App: This is one of the most useful pieces of software I’ve ever discovered. I use it every day and teach it in just about every workshop I lead. Read about it briefly here, or just give it a whirl. (You don’t have to buy the desktop version. You can use it for free online.)

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