Never heard of Wordle? I discovered it a few years ago, and it’s a pretty awesome tool for writers. What it does is: you copy and paste your manuscript, and it shows you the most common words that’s used. The bolder/bigger the word, the more often that it’s used. It’s a wonderful tool that shows how common some of the words you are using — and you might not even know it.
Let’s take a few examples. This one is from my novel (the first draft) of City of Illusions.
This was my NaNoWriMo 2013 novel last year, and you can clearly see what words I’ve used the most in the 86k draft. (Character names, Alina and Fabian in particular; also words like ‘back’, ‘something’, ‘felt’, ‘dagger’.
Here is what The Sweetest Sorrows of Ava Hale looks like. (Again: character names are often used; Kesley, Rafe, Amanda, Lia. As well as, again, the word ‘something ‘. WHAT IS IT WITH THAT WORD!?)
That’s all for this week. Have you heard of Wordle? Do you use it? For fun or otherwise? Let me know in the comments below.