Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fun with Word(le)


Someone on twitter (sorry I can't remember who!) pointed me to this cool word site--www.Wordle.com puts text into beautiful puzzles of your most common words.   I used the first 8 pages of my current MS.  I have to say, I find it pretty appropriate and it doesn't look like I'm using a ton of passive words. 

I love it!  The only challenge was figuring out how to get it to reappear here--no convenient "share" button.  But, hey, I learned how to make a screen shot and convert it into a .jpg.  :)

Go try it and report back!

8 comments:

Talli Roland said...

Oh I love Wordle! It's a great one for finding your over-used words.

Kris said...

Thanks Talli! I'd never used it, but it sure is cool!

Laura Pauling said...

Wordle is def. the coolest thing ever. And if you haven't figured out - I can comment through my google acct. I just don't like how it doesn't lead back to my blog. Oh well. It does go to my google acct page with a link. Now I can comment again! Yay!

Kris said...

L - I'm so glad you can comment again! But you did RT for me a few times and commented through twitter, and that was fine!

tracyellen said...

I love Wordle! I had the same problem with getting it on my blog, but perseverence pays off. I actually did my entire WIP, and the results were somewhat frightening. Frightening, but helpful.

I could seriously play on that site all day.

-Tracy

Dayana Stockdale said...

I've done this with all of stories/WIPs. It is a really great excerise. It helps you see what the story is really about very fast. Have fun!

Marieke said...

Wordle looks like so much fun! I'm looking forward to trying that!

Also, I'd like to present you with the One Lovely Blog award! I only just discovered your blog, but it's such a fun read! I hope to return here often!

If you choose to accept it, you can find the award here http://www.mariekenijkamp.com/musings/?p=206

Kris said...

Marieke--Thank you so much for the beautiful award! I will gladly accept it. And thanks for stopping by! Please do come back often.