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Happy first Wednesday of the month. As you know today’s the day where all us writers come together in a blog hop of love and support. Whether to air our dirty writing woes or share our writing joys. Thanks to creating this community and bringing us together goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanuagh.

Thanks also goes to the awesome co-hosts posting today: Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia,Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

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How to Use a Word Cloud to Edit Your Draft

How to Use a Word Cloud to Edit Your Draft

Happy Monday and Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Today’s post I thought about doing another character interview. One from my next and final Foreseen couple following Jenna and Jason’s story. But then I remembered something from an online writing class I took around two years ago. It was hosted by author Joan Dempsey and was called Revise with Confidence.

She shared a myriad of revision tips like using a text to speech program. Set to an old, dreary drone voice to better pick up sentences that… don’t sound right. Flow. Hard to read. But my favorite revision tool was using a word cloud.

Why? Because it was simple and fun to use. As well as enlightening. Let me go the through the steps so I can show you its usefulness. Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Week 4 Update

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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving last week! And speaking of Thanksgiving, how did I do during the holidays last week? Did my word count suffer? Did I remain on goal? 

Let’s see.
On November 20th I took Hemingway’s suggestion “Write drunk, edit sober.” Okay, I only had two glasses of wine before I sat down to write. I gotta say Hemingway was onto something because my word count for the day was 1,529 words.
 

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