By April Gardner
Someone on the John 3:16 Marketing Network recommended the website AutoCrit.com. I looked into it, and so far, it has all the appearance of being useful tool for writers.
In the company's own words, “The AutoCrit Editing Wizard is an instant book editor. With the click of a button it shows you the problems in your manuscript.”
Copy, paste, click “analyze.” That simple.
The free version analyzes 1,500 words each day. It will check for overused words, sentence length variation, and clichés and redundancies.
The paid version increases word count to 3,000 per day and adds on repeated words and phrases, phrases summary, pacing, dialog tags, initial pronouns, readability, and homonyms. The repeated words and phrases alone is worth the $47/year!
I put the first scene of my latest novel through the wizard. Mind you, it had already undergone four critiques, but I was still shocked at what the wizard caught. It’s mostly nit-picky stuff, but since I’m a nit-picky author, AutoCrit has potential to become by bestest buddy.
With a 30-day money back guarantee, it was a no-brainer to fork over $47, but I plan to test-drive it hard over the next month!
Swing by there now and pop 500 of your latest words into the wizard. Just for fun. Then come back and let me know what you think!
–April W Gardner is an award-winning author, an editor,
and the founder of the literary contest site, Clash of the Titles
Note: this post originally appeared in November 2012 on Reflections in Hindsight