One of our goals at Liberty.me is to support our members and help them grow in whatever they’re passionate about. For writers, that means doing whatever we can to help you hone your craft. To that end, we’ve created a special group on Liberty.me for support and inspiration and put together a Blogger’s Toolkit of free apps and resources to share with you

Hemingway is a free marketing tool that analyzes your text for readability and highlights sentences that are a bit too complex or dense. The readability for the list you’re reading now: A seventh grade reading level. One challenge liberty-minded thinkers and scribblers often encounter is the unique problem of synthesizing ideas so that they’re palatable to those we’re trying to reach. This really helps.

Grammarly is the best. We all struggle with those little typos. I can read a sentence 10 times and only see that missing comma on the 11th review. Copy and paste your article into Grammarly’s online grammar checker to how it performs against checks for spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, style, and more. The initial score is free to see. The specifics of what to change come with their paid plans. It’s like having your own personal editor!

Ginger is a mobile, flexible English teacher. I use it on my phone and PC and it intuitively analyzes my writing as I produce. This may not be fun for those that have a problem editing as you go, but it’s wonderful for editing that first draft. The app has a built-in grammar checker, dictionary, sentence rephrase tool to explore various ways to express yourself, a translator, text reader, and personal trainer.

Portent’s Title Maker is so fun! You’ll have to explore several unique headlines to find the sweet spot, but it can provide great headlines and writing inspiration. Enter your subject keywords and a unique, highly-clickable title will formulate. The titles are structured to entice and lure readers to your words – the first step to changing minds and spreading liberty.

We use this really neat mobile and web app, Noisli, that provides customizable background noise to help you focus. There’s even a clutter-free text area for writing on the web version.

Finally, featured images can make or break your article. Like good headlines, a beautiful, large image entices clicks on Liberty.me and when it’s shared acrossed the web. Nearly every image created in the last 30 years is still protected by copyright—a protection that gives virtually every author the exclusive right to use or reproduce their work. Whether you agree with the concept of intellectual property or not, it’s definitely wise to use public domain photo or use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution or even create your own image from scratch. Here’s a handy list of over 50 places you can search premium, free images. Dollar Photo Club is also a fantastic place to get inexpensive stock images. For best results, your featured images should be at least 750 pixels wide.

Good luck, Liberty.me Blogger!