Omit Needless Words with a Macro

by C.K. MacLeod One of the easiest ways to improve your writing is to “omit needless words”—words that once removed, make your writing clear (Strunk & White). The fastest way to find these words in your writing is to run the Needless Words macro* in Microsoft Word. This macro will highlight every needless word, so… Continue reading Omit Needless Words with a Macro

How to Make Word Behave Like Scrivener

by C. K. MacLeod @CKmacleodwriter There’s been much to-do about Scrivener lately. And for good reason. Scrivener appears to be able to solve some problems that traditional word processing software hasn’t been able to adequately address. One of Scrivener’s strengths, its Binder feature, allows writers to manage and keep track of sections of a book-length work… Continue reading How to Make Word Behave Like Scrivener