I’ve been pretty much occupied with reading and writing (both work-related and not) the previous days, so I’m sorry for the successive drizzle of updates I throw on your dashes all at once! I rarely visit my blogging sites when I’m busy, but I always make sure I don’t neglect them. Unfortunately, the schedule-poster’s always acting up so I always end up publishing multiple posts. Really sorry!
Anyway, I just thought of sharing with wordsmiths and prosemeisters out there a useful little tool I discovered a couple of months ago. It’s Wordle, a word cloud generator. The largest words in the cloud represent those that are frequently repeated in your text.
I used the application when I penned my articles for our magazine’s sophomore release. I actually find it very useful when I’m creating short stories ages ago, for it tells me what I use the most when conveying the characters’ emotions (the EYES are the most prominent) or the characters’ actions and speeches (the dreaded “SAID,” oh my god). In articles I used above, well, it practically reminded me that synonyms are my friends. Haha! Be careful in using synonyms though, just because the thesaurus indicates it doesn’t mean it’s always exact. ;)
Have a good week ahead!