The Writer’s Diet test

Do you wonder about your writing, if it’s strong enough, if you’re over-using some words, if your grammatical usage is up to par?

Here is an automated feedback tool called The Writer’s Diet test that will give you immediate feedback about your writing. You simply insert a sample of your writing – 100 words up to 1000 words – and find out where you might have to improve. The categories of the report are: lean, fit & trim, needs toning, flabby, heart attack. 

I tried the test with a sample of 233 words of a post I wrote in June. The result is that my verbs usage was in the heart attack range … (yikes!); my usage of nouns, prepositions, verbs/adverbs was in the lean range for all of them; my use of it, this, that, there was just into the fit/trim range. It seems I have to trim down my overuse of verbs, which will be challenging.

If you give it a try I hope you’ll come back and let me know … what did you discover about your writing? 

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂 


6 responses to “The Writer’s Diet test

  1. That was fun. On one piece, my writing was lean on all counts. On another, my verbs were in the heart attack range. Yikes!


  2. I just copied and pasted the beginning of TS Eliot’s The Waste Land, most likely the greatest poem ever written, and Writer’s Diet suggested it needed toning. Lol. There’s no magic wand. Interesting post. Thanks.


    • Welcome to my blog, Elan!
      If you notice on the site for the Writer’s Diet test it does say something about writers’ styles. 🙂 And you’re right, there’s no magic wand, but it is fun to try anyway.
      Thanks for sharing.


  3. Interesting! Things like that are pretty cool! 🙂


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