I'm starting my new novel and some of my fragments had me a tad worried. I'm on another site as well and someone mentioned that all newbies should be putting there prose into the Hemmingway app before posting just to clear up some of the dumb errors. In some ways I agree with him. Just not sure if the app doesn't wield too much power over a writer to fix it until the red is gone. Is it better or just fixed. Anyway, I posted 4 paragraphs, 26 sentences and 8 sentences marked red or yellow. Two hard to read, two very hard to read. Two I knew absolutely have to be fixed. So I'm not too concerned. Just wondering if anyone else tests out their prose in this app - I think someone on this site mentioned Grammarly at one point. And to what extent do you take its advice? Most of my writing comes up - readability wise - as fifth grade. Not bad. My recent stuff has bumped up to eighth grade. I'm learning though the higher you go doesn't necessarily make you a better writer. I decided to test the app by using a snippet from Irene Iddesleigh - by Amanda McKittrick Ros - considered one of the worst writers in the world. Here's the snippet - All seven sentences turned red and were considered hard to read. The readability was Post-Collegiate and in brackets that means poor!