Stuck on how to take your first draft to the next level? Here are some of my personal favorite online resources to revise my writing to be polished and published!
Thesaurus.com has nothing on WordHippo’s wide expanse of vocabulary. With its grand array of synonyms to prevent drab adjectives, and word association tool for those words that are just on the tip of your tongue, WordHippo is the #1 go-to vocabulary bank.
A piece’s title is always the first thing a reader sees. This headline analyzer is a great way to figure out which article headline or blog post title would grab the reader’s attention.
Oftentimes grammar mistakes go unnoticed in Google Docs or Microsoft Word. With the Grammarly Chrome extension, or simple copy and paste generator, your work will never have red underlines to be seen!
- Your friends and family!
It never hurts to get a second opinion on your writing. Oftentimes your peers are able to give ideas to cure writer’s block or suggest changes to make your writing more interesting. Gauging your audience’s reaction to your work is key on honing in your writing for maximum impact.
The most important thing to remember when writing is that the first draft is never perfect. Revisions are key to a great piece, and you can never stop improving!
About the Author
Charlene is a staff writer for the Enloe Eagle’s Eye news publication. She loves writing opinion editorials and informative essays. She has participated in LD debate and Ethics Bowl for a year, and will be Enloe Ethics Bowl Co-Captain in the 2021 school year. In 2018, she received Gold in the National Spanish Examination. As co-founder and co-president of Enloe’s Calligraphy Club and Cary Teen Council member, she loves talking to people and interacting with kids! Some of her other hobbies include reading, video editing, embroidery and piano.