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I’ve been playing with wordle, which is a lovely app by Jonathan Freiberg that a bunch of writers have been playing with on account of it is irresistible. You plug in your novel (or whatever text you want) and the app makes it all pretty. You can futz with the layout, the colours, the fonts etc. Procrastination heaven!1
I fed in a bunch of my novels. And oohed and ahed. And then I fed in my novel what I is currently writing and lo and behold not just pretty but useful. I could see at a glance what words I’m overusing and which characters and threads are getting the most attention. Interesting . . .
Notice that I have made it small enough that there are no real spoilers. I am so good to you people.
And did I mention pretty?
Posted by Justine at 8:27, 19 June 2008 under Bloggery/Internetty Stuff, Frippery, Liar | 15 Comments »
Jana Stocks Says:
June 19th, 2008 at 10:25 AM
thank you for letting me find a way to make my wip look cool and not seem crappy! xo
June 19th, 2008 at 11:12 AM
JS Bangs Says:
The “I’m Zach” in the middle of yours is especially striking. I like it!
June 19th, 2008 at 11:29 AM
I like ‘DAD things’
June 19th, 2008 at 11:58 AM
OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.uhm. i have a guess on the title. is it ok to post here or should i email it to you justine?
June 19th, 2008 at 1:50 PM
6. Justine Says:
Emily: Guess away. Here’s fine.
June 19th, 2008 at 3:49 PM
June 19th, 2008 at 4:13 PM
is it liar? or liar, liar? or something like that?
because the file name is liarbook….
just a thought………
June 19th, 2008 at 7:13 PM
Wow, Emily, you are awsome. And it just further confirms my suspicions.
June 19th, 2008 at 9:39 PM
Mary Elizabeth S. Says:
I suspect “liar book” is a working title, sort of like “fairy book” was.
June 19th, 2008 at 9:46 PM
Are you writing the book about a pathological liar? You mentioned it sometime ago…
June 19th, 2008 at 10:27 PM
12. Justine Says:
No, sad to say, but Emily is not awesome. (Well not for spotting the file name.) And Mary Elizabeth S. and Katerate are correct. I has mentioned several times that the protag of the book is a compulsive liar. I even asked you guys to talk about your experiences lying.
The title of the book—as I have mentioned—is also the title of a song by a 90s all girl group. No one has yet guessed that song. Or the group for that matter.
June 19th, 2008 at 11:52 PM
good luck with the book!
June 20th, 2008 at 8:36 AM
the amount of don’t, didn’t, doesn’t and wasn’t amuses me XD the book about things not being what you think!
June 20th, 2008 at 12:13 PM
Bon Jovi – Living on a Prayer
June 20th, 2008 at 1:53 PM
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