Writegood is a plugin to highlight common writing problems.
The plugin uses the
Error group to highlight errors, so I assume it will work
on both gvim and terminal vim.
- Detects duplicate words (even over newlines)
- Highlights use of passive voice
- Highlights common "weasel words"
After reading Matt Might's blog post about a year ago, I was thrilled when I came across Benjamin Beckwith's writegood mode for Emacs, my editor of choice at the time. However, people change, and after jumping on the vim bandwagon about six months ago I forgot about both the plugin and Matt's post.
Eventually I found myself in the position to be doing some academic writing again, and was frustrutated when I couldn't find a similar plugin for vim, so after reading Steve Losh's 'Learn Vimscript the Hard Way' I decided to write one for myself.
git clone https://github.com/davidbeckingsale/writegood.vim ~/.vim/bundle/writegood.vim
- Vim packages
git clone https://github.com/davidbeckingsale/writegood.vim ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/writegood.vim
Writegood.vim introduces three commands to enable, disable, or toggle its functionality:
- Matt Might's original blog post
- Benjamin Beckwiths emacs minor-mode
- Steve Losh's Learn Vimscript the Hard Way
- Nate Kane's vim-indent-guides
- Matt Might for writing the original scripts.
- Benjamin Beckwith for the emacs mode and catchy title I've borrowed.
- Steve Losh for 'Learn Vimscript the Hard Way'.
- Nathaniel Kane for the vim-indent-guides plugin, which I used as a reference for structuring and documentation.
- Twitter: @dabeckingsale
If anyone has any suggestions for improving my dodgy match usage, it would be much appreciated.