Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:15 am Post
Kinsey wrote:Do people actually use the Hemingway app . I experimented with it recently having read about it elsewhere, and couldn't believe what it was suggesting. Its sole purpose, from what I could see, is to reduce English to a pidgin language.
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:54 am Post
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:54 pm Post
devinganger wrote:Passive voice is like saffron, in my opinion. It doesn't take much to markedly color and flavor the whole dish.
...is surely all you require to knock out a Worldwide Best Selling, Bodice Ripping, Bonkbusting, Shades of Grey challenging Bestseller!!http://www.webmd.com
SAFFRON OVERVIEW INFORMATION
Saffron is a plant. The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand. Due to the amount of labor involved in harvesting, saffron is considered one of the world's most expensive spices. The stigmas are also used to make medicine.
Saffron is used for asthma, cough, whooping cough (pertussis), and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant). It is also used for sleep problems (insomnia), cancer, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), intestinal gas (flatulence), depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fright, shock, spitting up blood (hemoptysis), pain, heartburn, and dry skin.
Women use saffron for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Men use it to prevent early orgasm (premature ejaculation) and infertility.
Saffron is also used for to increase interest in sex (as an aphrodisiac) and to induce sweating.
Some people apply saffron directly to the scalp for baldness (alopecia).
In foods, saffron is used as a spice, yellow food coloring, and as a flavoring agent.
In manufacturing, saffron extracts are used as fragrance in perfumes and as a dye for cloth.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how saffron might work.
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:19 pm Post
Kinsey wrote:But that's the point. My brief experience with the Hemingway app (which is the only tool I mentioned) is that it will not improve anyone's written work. And it is marketed as an artificial 'yellow-fingered wizened prose master'. At least I'm pretty sure that's its tag line.
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:05 pm Post
PJPS wrote:When all is said and done, I take it Scrivener will not incorporate the option to seek out the various (not just passive voice) items I listed.
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:16 pm Post
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:34 pm Post
vic-k wrote:HEY!!! THIS IS THE WISH LIST .... NOT THE HISTORY LIST!!
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:37 pm Post
PJS wrote:KB wrote:a world in which no sentence ends in a preposition is not a world I want to live in.*
To quote Churchill, "This is the type of errant pedantry up with which I will not put."
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:18 pm Post
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