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Saturday, July 24, 2010


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 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!


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 Greyson said...

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