You’ve all heard of Wordle, right? Find it here. Paste in some text. Make yourself a T-shirt or a card or a mug.
If you are a writer, you might want to check how often you are using a word in a manuscript and get rid of a few of those overused words. Or you might simply want to put your mind on hold and play with different fonts, layouts and colours.
The Wordle above is from my manuscript. The main characters are mentioned most often. This is Ryder & Toria’s story and soon to be released.
Have you ever played with Wordle? What did you make?
word cloud from Wordle.net
I use Wordle to help me come up with titles for my stories sometimes. I just plug in the story text and see what words jump out at me and how I can combine them.
Rabia – That’s brilliant! Thanks for giving me a new tool.
I LOVE Wordle! It’s visual proof that the written word is art. 😉
Hi Elizabeth! Speaking of ART – if you google Wordle + coffee mugs, there are places where you can have coffee mugs made with your book’s Wordle image. I found a place called zazzle. Now I’m thinking that each book should not only have a cover, but a coffee mug to go with it 🙂
This looks great. Must try it out!
Rabia’s idea of coming up with book titles is brilliant! As is your idea, Suzanne, of making coffee mugs with your manuscript’s wordle image. These are the best ideas I’ve come across all day. 🙂
Ditto ditto — titles, coffee mugs… sheer brilliance.
On a more serious note, I wordled a ms once, and was fascinated by how many times I used words such as “eyes”… and several others. It’s definitely a good tool for flagging those pesky lazy shortcuts.
Diana – You will love Wordle. Beware. It can become a major distraction!
Tami – My next “writing reward” is a coffee mug 🙂
Ellen – Yes, Wordle is perfect for showing us those overused words.
Sounds like fun. I’ll have to give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne. Enjoy creating with Wordle 🙂
So many good ideas here! I know which words I tend to overuse (that, but, was) and will do a search-and-destroy during editing, but the Wordle thing could help me pick up words I hadn’t noticed.
And the title thing…
And the coffee mug thing…
This looks like fun. Good ideas here.
Hi Janice! Hi Liv!
I am happy to report that my Wordle has just become a book!
I love Wordle! It’s a good way to mind map what you write about 🙂
I hadn’t thought of that one.