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

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Foreseen 3 Character Interview

 

Foreseen 3 On the Mat

As you know, I’m starting 2018 by taking part in a writing challenge, the 85K90. The goal of this challenge is to write 85,000 words in 90 days.

Knowing that I do best by starting in the middle, I decided to write the third story from my Foreseen series. Why? Because I’ve often get stuck and waffle around in the middle of the story. Found it helps for me to progress with the story if I start from there instead of the beginning. Another reason is that I used to do yoga. And as they say ‘write what you know.’

So, without further ado let me introduce you to Jenna and Jason, my couple from Foreseen 3 “On the Mat.”
Welcome Jenna and Jason.

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IWSG Day and Happy New Year!

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Happy first IWSG Day of 2018!

We’re starting the new year with old friends and some new to discuss our writing highs and lows. Offer support and encouragement. Thanks for bringing us all together for another year goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

And thanks also goes to the awesome co-hosts posting today: Tyrean Martinson, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Megan Morgan, Jennifer Lane, and Rachna Chhabria!

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

So what’s going on with me this month?

Well, I’ve figured out my 2018 writing plan, yet left it flexible in case you know…life happens. Plus I can pick and choose which writing project I’d want to tackle. So if I don’t like one or need a break, there’s another two or three I can choose to pick up. And whatever I haven’t been able to stay on plan with, I can rollover to next year.

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