So, if you don't know what Wordle is, let me briefly explain how it works. It's a nifty little website, where you can enter a bunch of text, and then it creates a "word collage" based on what you enter. The more frequently you use a certain word, the bigger it is in the collage. Fun, right?
But not only is it fun, it's also a useful tool for writers––because it shows you what words you might be using too much.
For example, here's what happened when I entered the entirety of my book UNRAVELING:
Uh wow, the word "like" is freakin' HUGE! Same with the word "know" ... and there are a lot of other words that are relatively large.
Now, this is what happened when I entered six of my books at once:
The results are actually pretty much the same. Looks like no matter what I'm writing, I use a lot of the same words. Particularly "like" and "know," for some reason.
Well, I take this as a sign that I should go back through my manuscripts and take out some of those words that I'm using way too much.
So, my question of the day is: What are some words that you use too much? Have you ever used Wordle to find out––and if so, did the results surprise you?