Have you ever played with this site: www.wordle.net?
It’s pretty cool. You can paste anything you want into the box, and it turns into a word cloud. Words you use more frequently show up larger.
Here’s the wordle for my novel on submission. I love how it turned out:
Obviously, Chris and Becca are the main characters. See that other big word sitting at the bottom? “Like”? Someone likes to use a lot of similes… *wince*
I especially like how you can enter a blog URL and have it create a cloud. I think this would be fun with all kinds of things. You could even make greeting card covers by manipulating the tool. (Put your name in 15 times, then Happy Holidays 8 times…)
Go. Play. We’ll talk profanity in YA tomorrow.