5 key ways technology helps writers

From apps like Hemingway and Evernote to 24/7 search capabilities, modern conveniences make writing, editing and publishing a breeze. Talent? Well, that still varies.

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I graduated from high school 40 years ago. (Time doesn’t just fly. It’s rocket-propelled.) Back in this Mesolithic era, teachers moaned about:

These types of complaints haven’t stopped, especially when it relates to technology. I think technology is actually improving reading and writing. Here are five reasons why:

1. The act of writing is easier. When I wrote my undergraduate thesis, in 1979, I did it on a typewriter. I can no longer remember how I managed to do that. I needed scissors and scotch tape (or glue) by my side at all times.

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