by Jemi Fraser
Today, I want to talk a bit about those online writing tools. We have a lot of new followers here at FTWA, and I'm not sure everyone has had a chance to tour the site. If you haven't, the Online Writer's Toolbox is a great tab to check out!
As you can see, we've listed several sites members of our team find useful.
One of my favourites is Wordle. Wordle analyzes text and creates an interesting collage of words. It ignores 'a, the, an, it...', then sees which words you use most often. The more you use the word, the larger that word appears in the Wordle art.
The main reason I use the site is because my first drafts are littered with words I overuse: looked, seemed, just, really, felt, almost... If any of those pop up in the art, I go back and slash with a vengeance! I do a lot of rewording of sentences during this phase.
It's a helpful tool for me—gives me a focus for a revision round. Or two.
Do you use Wordle? Have you used any of the other tools on our list? Do you have any you'd like to add?
Jemi Fraser is an aspiring author of romantic mysteries. She blogs and tweets while searching for those HEAs.