Tuesday 21 April 2009

WRITING TIPS: Word Count by Wordle

You can see I've been suffering blogging withdrawal symptoms! Here's another post for today (the last!).

Have you ever sat and laboriously counted your way through your manuscript to see which words you use too often? I have! But, thanks to WORDLE, that's now a thing of the past.

Justus M Bowman talks about Wordle on his blog Across the Multiverse and what a relief it was to discover such a useful tool!

Here's my first word cloud, formed from the synopsis of my novel:

I'm delighted that the word "love" outshines the rest. Because that is the quiddity* of my novel: love.

*quiddity = new word I learnt yesterday from Dictionary.com (meaning the essence of a thing)


Marilyn Brant said...

Oh, this is SO COOL!! I can't wait to try it!

Also, welcome back, Ann! You've been missed in the Blogosphere :-).

Lady Glamis said...

Yes, I LOVE Wordle. It has been so helpful. :D

Joyce Wolfley said...

I have never heard of Wordle. Off to check it out!

Ann Victor said...

Marilyn - thanks for the welcome back! I've been feeling pretty deprived with no blogging!

Lady Glamis - I'm just glad Justus shared it so I can use it.

Joyce - great to see you here! Hope you enjoy playing with Wordle as much as I did!