What is Slick Write?
Slick Write is a free tool that checks your writing for potential stylistic mistakes and other features of interest. Whether you're a blogger, novelist, or student writing an essay for school, Slick Write can help take your writing to the next level. Curious? Try a quick demo, or enter your own text in the editor tab. After submitting, four more tabs will appear at the top of the screen:
- Critique - This tab contains the body of text with stylistic features highlighted.
- Structure - Here you will find the sentences color coded by type and length.
- Flow - Hold your readers' interest by maintaining good flow.
- Stats - This is where you will find important statistics on a variety of subjects including readability, word frequencies, and repeated phrases.
The documents that you submit to this site belong to you, and they will not be redistributed.
Get the extensions
Extensions are the easiest way to get your work into Slick Write. They're available for the following software:
- OpenOffice & LibreOfficeNew! Works with Windows and Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, and other distros that have x-www-browser). Untested with MacOS. Reload your document or restart OpenOffice after installing to make the submission icon show up.
- Chrome & Firefox Check your blog posts, Google Docs, selections, and most text boxes.
- Wordpress This is the best choice for bloggers who use Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, or mobile devices.
About the demo
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes series one hundred years ago, and writing style has changed since then. The passive voice has fallen out of favor, and "the" is used less frequently, just to name a couple of the changes. Additionally, Doyle gave his characters stylistic quirks to color their speech. As a consequence, the novel has more highlighting than one might expect from such a renowned work. One thing that stayed the same, however, is the importance of flow.
May 14, 2013
- -Added quick lookup to associations
Bust your writer's block, and create new metaphors by playing the word association game. To begin, type a word or phrase in the box below, and hit enter. To quickly find associations for your own text, highlight a word or phrase in it, and use the toolbox popup.
The associator uses artificial intelligence to learn contextual word associations from real literature, so it may return offensive results.