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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wordle

I have a new obession and it's name is Wordle. It's even on my favorites list.

What is it? You copy/paste a document at http://www.wordle.net/ and see the word montage it creates. The more the word appears in the document the bigger it is in the picture. Apparently I have a 'like' issue.


This picture is of a WIP. As a writer I see a lot of possiblities with the program. I am now aware I possibly use his name too much and I need to use a thesaurus for the word 'like'.  It is also a good way to find a title. The word that pops out to me is HUNGER.

Let's try another one. I'll use Bait this time.



A fully editted book and the picture appears more balanced. There are many options, one being to not remove common words. Go check it out and have fun!

6 comments:

Zee Monodee said...

You know, I saw this just last night on BBC Click. Thought it was fun and addictive too!

It's true that when the words stand out, you do get the key/crucial bits from the story. Perfect tool for blurb and synop.

Tammy said...

Wow. A whole new way to view. Right on, Annie. Thanks for sharing.

Amber Scott said...

Oh, this is SO much fun. Not only can you find out if you 'like' a word a bit too much, it's a bit of book art!

Catherine Gayle said...

I wouldn't worry too much about how common the word like is in your projects, Annie. If you have a lot of it, you probably have a lot of similes, which isn't a bad thing unless your similes are cliches or don't make sense.

Annie Nicholas said...

Good point Catherine! I do use a lot of similes.

My original link was wrong but I just fixed it. sorry.

Maeve said...

What a GREAT way to "tweak" your edits. Thanks for the link. :)