Writer Tools: SmartEdit

I came across a GalleyCat posting this week, promoting a fantastic new tool for writers.  It’s a free program called SmartEdit and it basically does what I do on my first pass at my work:  it looks for overused words and cliches in your work.

Let’s face it:  we all have certain words and phrases we are partial to.  I have a list of about fifteen I tend to recycle frequently when freely writing.  SmartEdit will call you on those patterns and help you bring variety to your prose.

For self-published indie authors, this is a particular boon!  Check out the details at GalleyCat.