Saturday, November 12, 2011

Words worth

I just came across this over on AUT's facebook page, stuck a sample of my writing in, had it weighed and was very happy with the results: I am one lean writing machine!

22 comments:

Sara Crowley said...

Ooh, that's rather nifty. Thanks for sharing the tip :)

Rachel Fenton said...

All the fun of Wordle but more useful! :)

Talei said...

Impressive, I suspect my writing is not so lean... ;-) Happy Sunday!

Sara Crowley said...

I shared the link on twitter but couldn't see you on there to credit with pointing me in its direction. Are you on twitter?

Rachel Fenton said...

Talei - there's room for all sorts in the library :)

Rachel Fenton said...

Sara - thanks for sharing - I'm not on twitter as yet. No worries witht the credits - I got it off facebook!

Dave King said...

Fascinating stuff.

Rachel Fenton said...

Isn't just, Dave!?

helencaldwell said...

A lean writing machine? That's great! I think my writing could use a bit of trimming back now and again.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ha ha, that's so coll. I am lean too. Not very surprising as I tend to cull words rather than add them :)

Rachel Fenton said...

Give it a go, Helen, though I think your words are lean enough - really enjoying your current blog posts!

Rachel Fenton said...

Culling's a good sign of a skilled self-editor, I think, Nuala - means gadgets like this can be just for fun!

Sandra Davies said...

Fascinating, especially to see that my fiction is a lot leaner than the MA dissertation I did three years ago - tells me my writing has improved through practise. Although I was not entirely lean, I attribute that to the fact that there was dialogue in the fiction submitted. Thanks for the link.

Rachel Fenton said...

No worries, Sandra! That's very cool that your writing is getting leaner as you go. Glad you liked the link.

Dominic Rivron said...

Margery has discovered she needs toning - or could she make do with her corset?

Seriously, a great resource, isn't it? Managed fit and trim. It made me think about verb-use.

I tried pasting some James Joyce into it. He came out lean on all counts. It would be interesting to subject other authors to the treatment.

Rachel Fenton said...

Hahaha. Margery would have no doubt embraced this technology, thoug I doubt it would have altered her style much.

It's quite addictive.

Joyce is possibly anorexic by the BMI of this gadget, however - give the man a sentence expander - build him up some!

You could make a chart for different authors - an excerpt slim club; see who comes out the trimmest....that's probably fattist though....

Kass said...

I'm afraid to take the test. I know I'm too wordy.

Rachel Fenton said...

Kass! x
:)
Missed you!

Your wordy is not the kind of wordy to be feared.

Teresa Stenson said...

Brilliant! And addictive. "I'll just try this one..." etc. Thanks for the link to this.

Over on my blog I've just linked to 'Escape Behaviours' as part of one of those award-thingies that do the rounds every so often. I'm sure you'll have had LOADS of these in the past so only reciprocate if you want to. I just wanted to link to your awesome creation.

Rachel Fenton said...

No worries for the links - glad to have bumbled across it! It's provided much distraction so far!

Thank you - I do love getting awardy things - and thanks so much for thinking of EB - that's champion! x Will be over anon to collect and give my Taylor Swift speech, or is it Kate Winslet....?

~*L.*~ said...

Apparently my writing is flabby. Now I'm upset with you! It's all your fault.

:)

Rachel Fenton said...

Hahaha! Blame the gadget, not the messenger! Besides, post vacation relaxed prose is forgivable!