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Alexa Skills: Moving the Writing Logjam

There’s quite a few Alexa skills available for the writing process. These types of skills are particularly useful for school goers, but are also a great companion when the writing process sometimes hits a brick wall.

A new skill called My Thesaurus has to be one of the best of the bunch. You ask My Thesaurus for words related to, or synonyms for, a certain word and Alexa will deliver a list of potential candidates. For example, when I ask for another word for ‘smart’ the Alexa skill comes back with 39 synonyms. When asked for another word for ‘helpful’ she comes back with 26. Alexa then rattles the list off so you can capture just the word you want.

Where to get it: You can locate the My Thesaurus Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: My Thesaurus

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with

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