Posts Tagged ‘Writer’s Diet’

Using the Advanced tab

By Helen Sword | Published: May 10th, 2016 | About the test, FAQs, Functionality, The Writer's Diet

So you’ve written a philosophy essay, you’ve referenced Derrida a fair bit, you quote from other scholars, and your topic is post-structuralist feminism. The WritersDiet Test is probably not going to be kind to you.  Your work is loaded with zombie nouns (post-structuralism and feminism, for a start) and other people’s words – which, however flabby they may be, you cannot change.

Luckily, there is help at hand.  By using the Advanced tab, you can exclude specified words or phrases from being counted when you run the test:


New website, new book, new look

By Helen Sword | Published: April 20th, 2015 | The Writer's Diet

Welcome to the new Writer’s Diet website! The site has been “re-skinned” to match the visual design of the book, which has just been published by Auckland University Press in a snazzy new edition.

The WritersDiet Test has remained substantially unchanged, aside from some adjustments to the colors and visual design.  The website, however, boasts a number of new features – most notably this blog.  You’ll also find a list of key Writer’s Diet principles, short answers to frequently asked questions, and links to a new Writer’s Diet Facebook page and Twitter feed.   (more…)