If you’ve fallen into that trap, hop over to http://www.wordle.net/, where you’ll find a free tool that can help break mental logjams, plus produce dazzling graphics.
Wordle lets you create word clouds. Simply plug in text or your blog URL, punch go, and the site whips up a stunning visual suitable for studying, framing or both.
Reached an impasse in your scene? Think about the big themes you’re trying to convey, throw in the characters and locations, and let Wordle run free. Seeing the words in a new way might jar loose some ideas.
Need a confidence boost? Plug in the text from five good reviews and turn on the word blender. You’ll be amazed as what pops up.
Also cool: Wordle has a randomizer, so you can easily create several variations of the same cloud in different fonts and colors.
I created the graphic accompanying this post (and several others) in minutes, then got some digital nails and stuck them on my Pinterest boards.
How have you used Wordle or similar tools?