A new bloggy award has been bestowed upon me by Elizabeth Varadan--it's for those who make regular/great blog comments. Thank you, Elizabeth! And as per the "rules," I will pass this on to 20 blogbuddies who are kind enough to comment on my blog:
The Golden Eagle, Sharon Mayhew, Lydia Kang, Lynda Young, The Happy Whisk (Ivy), Patti Nielson, Medeia Sharif, Michelle Dennis Evans, Loree Huebner, Sophia Richardson, Marcy Hatch, Jessica Patch, Cynthia Chapman Willis, Kimberly Fernand, Alexia Chamberlynn, CherylAnne Ham, Hart Johnson, Gail Shepherd, Tyrean Martinson, Deniz Bevan, PK Hrezo, Lola Sharp.
THANK YOU, all! Click to visit them--they are great bloggers to know. I dearly appreciate the rest of ya'll, too, but I had to stop once I reached 20. :)
When I write, I seem to have favorite words. Have you ever noticed this with your writing? I think these words resonate with me or something--they keep cropping up! Interestingly, most are verbs. (These are different from the "pet" words I overuse like just, only, but, still, etc.)
Here are the faves I've noticed in my novels:
ADJECTIVES & NOUNS
My "word cloud" is courtesy of Wordle.net--try that site out! It's fun, and also informative to plug in your manuscript. The most-oft used words come out bigger, so you can see if you've overused certain words, and see if your words are nicely balanced.
Do YOU have favorite words that you love to include in your writing?
Have you noticed certain words or phrases that published authors repeat in their books?
Have you ever used Wordle to make a word cloud from your manuscripts?