Some resources to write better and faster
Writing is not just putting some letters together; it is a much more complex task that requires skill, a good capacity for synthesis, clarity of ideas and, of course, a good command of the language, as well as orthographic and grammatical norms.
If we do not have fluency in handling words and we do not have a wide range of vocabulary, our texts will have a poor result, and we will sweat blood to build sentences and paragraphs without repeating terms (one of the most recurrent errors in bad writing).
The good news is that there is some other useful resource to streamline your writing, to help you expand your vocabulary, to make this task easier. I am a great defender of online dictionaries, since in them I perform searches much more quickly and, in addition, I can consult several sources at once without ending suffocated under a mountain of tomes on my desk.
Apart from this resource, there are two pages that I always have open when I am writing: one is that of the Royal Academy, especially its Dictionary of doubts (where you can find extensive information on many words), and another that of the Foundation of the Urgent. The latter for me is essential, I never tire of supporting and praising the commendable work they carry out.
Of course, not only enough to rely on good resources, but we must be clear about some aspects that can not be lacking in good writing. In case you have not read it yet, you may be interested in this article I wrote some time ago: Write to be read.
I do not want to close this post without stopping recommending the visit to the Text & Information Processing Division (TIP) page of the University Institute of Textile Analysis and Applications (IATEXT) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. I think it’s a fantastic project that provides valuable support to all of us who work with words.
And you, on what resources do you usually base to speed up and improve your writing? Thanks for sharing.