Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Writing is on the Wall

Haven't had time to read my blog lately? No worries. Wordle has composed a summary of the Read Write Believe feed for you. (Click on any image to view it more closely.)

Here's one of Letters From Rapunzel:

I first heard about Wordle from Laura. (Check out the image of her 50 States Poems collection.) MotherReader tried it, too. And Barbara played with it yesterday.

Besides being beautiful, I think writers could use this to check their work for theme and for balance. Or just to procrastinate. Here's one compiled from my poetry:


  1. This was really interesting.
    Wouldn't it be fun to put the poetry princesses poems into that?

    It showed me my current WIP is WAY imbalanced. Hm. Moving to correct that!

  2. Wordle is indeed very cool. I was surprised to find "looked" so big in my own manuscript.

    I am intrigued by the CORN in your poetry.

    See you in LA this weekend.

  3. I love that CORN shows up on your poetry Wordle ... it brought me right back to the retreat and those images from your poem!

  4. Don't you just love these?

    btw - how'd you get them to embed so that you could click and make them bigger? (if that makes sense)

  5. Excuse me while I geek talk with Barbara... I saved them as PDF files first (in the print menu,) then opened them in the Preview program. I picked Save As, and saved as a JPG. Then I uploaded. Make sense?

    Jacqui, the CORN comes from one particular poem that I posted on a poetry Friday. I'd have to look it up to see exactly which one, but all my PF posts are archived under the link to the right, if you're interested.

  6. Oh, you've got me dreaming of blue, plastic place mats and coasters. I love your corny poetry. I miss hearing it read aloud.

  7. *Love* your Rapunzel wordle. That big don't, the bridge, dad, didn't, think, know, can't...took me back to her struggle--great book.

  8. I award you the Geek of the Day crown!


  9. Aww, "alone" is so big. The solitary life of a writer....


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