Monday, April 2, 2018

Style Checker

I am able to run DOS under Linux. Today I fired up a DOS program which was released in 1985 -- RightWriter 2.0 -- which one may now download free as "abandonware". This basically checks one's writing for strength of style. Some say that its advice does more harm than good. I think that, while it is a bit brutish, it really does a lot of good. For example, it transformed my sermons in the 80s. OBSERVATION: I just ran my book An Arranged Love through the program for the first time (see the image). The verdict: it is readable, has a strong style, no jargon, however it is overly descriptive.

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