Oh my Word.
Found this really entertaining java application via Nathan Bransford’s blog, and I thought I’d try it with Sapphire Stars to see whether there were any problem words repeated too often. So this script, Wordle, takes a chunk of writing (in this case, 83,000 words) and counts them all, then picks out the ones you use most often, then turns it into a prettified graphic.
Here’s the first, NOT INCLUDING commonly used English words. Pretty appropriate for a romance novel where the hero’s name is “Jek” (Jeksob) and the heroine is Anynka. Sorry it’s so small. Please click to make it bigger. I don’t know how to do screen captures with macs yet.
Then here’s the one that does include commonly used words. (I was a little amazed, not gonna lie.)