What is and how do you make a word cloud? Well, there are a number of sites out there you can use to create a word cloud. Just look up "word cloud" on Google and you'll find them. My favorite is Tagxedo because it's easy to create all kinds of pretty formats. What you do is submit either a big block of text from a document, or link in a website, and it'll create a design of words. The larger the word in the cloud design, the more often it's used in the text you submitted. Got it? Good.
This is awesome not only because it's severely fun and cool looking, and awesome if you want to use it for T-shirts and other publicity stuff, but also because it's a useful tool for a writer. Because you can check and see which words you're using too much. My weakness for "looked" and "eyes" was revealed through this, which today you'll get to see, because the only book I've completely edited for this is ON THE DAWNING.
So in this post, I'm going to give you a word cloud for each of my currently completed and still on the table novels. Just to demonstrate. Have fun, and don't shy away from making your own! It's really fun.
OK, so now on to the book ones, created through the lovely Tagxedo. First, THE ICE ENCHANTRESS'S PLOT.
So next, THE LAST HOPE.
So, ON THE BRINK.
See you Wednesday, maybe for another College 101, maybe not. I appear to be running out of rules at last. So perhaps we will move on to a different topic there instead. I've got a couple I could cover.