Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear.
Basically the coolest little tool to have as a writer.
This is awesome!!!
Hmm! I will try this later.
This actually really annoys me.
Complex sentences are not bad. That yellow sentence? Perfectly fine. (The red one is mostly poor because of the phrase “meandering, splitting logic.”)
They tell you to remove adverbs, but adverbs are not bad - find me a single verb that has the same meaning as “helpfully shown” if you’re so keen on using it as an example.
Their passive voice example is perfectly fine. Yes, it could be changed to “the program marks passive voice phrases in green” or something similar, but the subject “the program” is already known. There’s no reason to repeat it, since the subject hasn’t changed; passive voice puts the emphasis on the object of the verb, which is appropriate in this case.
Basically: This is a helpful tool if you are writing for something that demands an exacting, “professional” style. Otherwise? Write how you fucking want.
also hemingway was a bad writer anyway. if you want a terse, expressive writer, then camus is your guy.
Can I get the reverse where I enter text and it gives me Victor Hugo-based suggestions for elaboration and embellishment? (Not that I personally needed any help making things more exalted and sermonious, but it would be amusing.)
Meanwhile, on the text I fed it it told me I had ‘15 adverbs. Aim for 0 or fewer’. Please advise me on how to insert negative adverbs.
Silly silly silly silly silly. (or, what the Hemingway app does with actual Hemingway.)