Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tolstoy And Me!




This guy is Russian writer Tolstoy. I have never read a Tolstoy book, but I have received the Tolstoy-Like Award!!! 


I love to write. I write a lot of emails, letters and blog posts. When I received an email from Grammarly,  I downloaded this free service which corrects spelling and punctuation errors.  I find it very helpful. Each week I receive a "report card" assessing my writing. This service is like a backup plan checking my writing mechanics as I write. So I found it very funny when Grammarly notified me that I have been awarded the Tolstoy-Like Achievement Award! In citing the award, Grammarly noted that in just seven weeks of active writing, I had written the equivalent of  War and Peace .............  "an outstanding 587,287 words".  Grammarly continued sharing that I was more productive than 96% of Grammarly users. The vocabulary used was better and more advanced than 98% of Grammarly users.  Little does Grammarly know the subject of my writing.  Blog post drafts are ready and waiting. I have been writing posts and answering emails and Grammarly seems to be right over my shoulder watching! Thought you would enjoy hearing about my War and Peace award and no bottom was spanked in the receiving of this award.

Meredith



27 comments:

  1. Excellent! I'm honored to know you. Of course I was before too!

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    1. PK,
      And I am most honored to know you, a world famous author!
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  2. Here is a Tolstoy quote that, based on your relationship with Jack, I think either of you could say to the other.

    “I've always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.”
    ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

    Amy

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    1. Amy,
      A Tolstoy quote! I am impressed and honored to have you offer it in your comment. Wow!
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  3. Congratulations!! This is truly interesting news! Way to go Meredith, your writing being compared to War and Peace is definitely an achievement, even if it is with regards to grammar and word count!!
    This is just too funny and definitely worth a celebratory drink.....as well as perhaps a gg??? Lol!

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    1. Laurel,
      Only the length of many pieces of writing is linked to War and Peace. Yes, I do a lot of writing, my dear friend. Oh, and I got my gg for sure.
      M

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  4. Congratulations! How very funny : ))). You indeed are a prolific and accomplished writer! 😄

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    1. Hello, Kristin,
      Thanks for commenting. Please continue to stop by. I appreciate your comment.
      M

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    2. Kristin,
      Your comments were double posting and I accidentally deleted your comment and my reply back to you on the next post. Please email me. meredith7006@gmail.com
      M

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  5. Wow! That is quite an achievement, Meredith. Way to go! I hope this means you will continue to blog for a long time. I so enjoy your posts.

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    1. Stevie Rose,
      Haven't heard from you in ages. Thank you for you support and compliment.
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  6. Congratulations, Mere...so very proud of you. Looking forward to your demonstration of the skills necessary to earn that award.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Cat,
      It just means lots of emailing!!! At the beginning, it was you who told me it is my blog and I can manage it my way. So glad you are back!
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  7. Wow Meredith, how awesome! Congratulations :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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  8. Congratulations Meredith, you will soon be at PK's writing conference!
    love Jan, xx

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    1. Jan,
      You are so sweet and always kind. A conference sounds like a big meeting and I hate meetings.
      M

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  9. Whoa!! That's a lot of mighty fine writing, Meredith! :) How wonderful! Congratulations! I know how much you love to write. SO proud of you! Many hugs,

    ❤️Katie

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    1. Katie,
      It would not happen without your support and help.
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  10. How did you get Grammerly for free? I pay annually.

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    1. SG,
      I use Grammarly basic and always say no when offered the advanced version.
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  11. Well deserved, I say! While I am a Shakespeare fan, I am definitely NOT a Tolstoy fan. Would much rather read 587,287 of your words than his. Yours make me happy and thoughtful while his just put me to sleep.

    Good on you, Mere,
    Ella

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    1. Ella,
      Your comments are always so original and true. I did not choose Tolstoy, Grammarly did! LOL
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  12. Fantastic! You are a superior writer and most deserving.

    M

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  13. Thanks for a great laugh. I have never managed to make my way through the Russian novelists. My mom used to say I would never be considered well-read. She was an intellectual snob. 😀

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    1. Jackie,
      I am right with you on the Russian authors. I did read Crime and Punishment.......... very depressing!
      M

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