Saturday, August 4, 2012


First of all, I'm still looking for guest posts for the end of the month. If you think you can string some words together for me, please let me know.

Next, I came across this awesome test called "Writer's Diet" by writer Helen Sword and I just had to share. It works by analyzing the different words you use and rating you on the number of times certain categories show up. Here, it's easier to show than tell...

I'd click to embiggen it for a better look, but it basically says I'm "lean" when it comes to most words and "fit and trim" when it comes to it, this, that and there. This was actually much better than I thought it would. Of course, this is from a book I've been working on for about a year, so it might be different for a pure rough draft. I also took samples from other parts of my WIP and got pretty much the same results (I swear, you can tell exactly where I've done the most editing by how "fat" the word usage is), although I apparently still need to work on eliminating this, that and there :).

It's a nifty tool. What do you think? I'd love to hear about all of your results. If you do it for your WIP or your blog, you should definitely share your results in the comments.


  1. I'll have to try it when I get a moment (playing catch up right now), but I'm kind of scared. Then again, I know where my issues are, I think.

  2. OMG. That looks so cool. Thanks for sharing the site.


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