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Writing Better With The Hemingway App

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The Hemingway App has been developed by brothers Adam and Ben Long, they told writing.ie “We were both working in marketing and realized that our writing was much improved by following the rules Hemingway learned as a young reporter at The Kansas City Star. The Star taught the effectiveness of short, declarative sentences. It’s a lesson for writers of all kinds — clarity and brevity make your sentence structures easier for readers.

So, we created the Hemingway App. Put in your writing and Hemingway automatically highlights meandering, wordy sentences. It also finds adverbs and passive voice, two writing errors that can lead to confusing sentence structures.”
The Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear,  highlighting long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow highlight, shorten the sentence or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.

Adverbs are helpfully shown in blue. Get rid of them and pick verbs with force instead.

You can utilise a shorter word in place of a purple one. Mouse over it for hints.

Phrases in green have been marked to show passive voice.

You just need to delete the ‘how to’ text on the page and paste in something you’re working on and edit away. Or, click the Write button to compose something new.

Ernest Hemmingway

Ernest Hemingway’s  economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Living a colourful and adventurous life Hemingway was raised in  Illinois. After high school he joined The Kansas City Star before leaving for the Italian front to enlist as ambulance driver. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms. In 1921, he married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives. The couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s “Lost Generation” expatriate community. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, was published in 1926.After his 1927 divorce from Hadley Richardson, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced after he returned from the Spanish Civil War where he had been a journalist, and after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. He was present at the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two successive plane crashes that left him in ill health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida (1930s) and Cuba (1940s and 1950s), and in 1959, he moved to Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.

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