Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Six Little Words





breath, Protector, rage, river, rock, beast


Can you describe your ms or WiP in six words or less? I saw this over at Ladies Who Critique and thought it was a fun challenge. Pick six words that are key to your story, write them down, print them out, cut them apart, rearrange them, make a word cloud at Wordle , whatever you can do to sum up your thousands and thousands and thousands of words and hundreds and hundreds of pages of beautiful prose in six little words.


Here are a few I came up with for my ms




What do you think?  Which one did you like best?


What did you come up for your six words? 



I warn you, word clouds are addicting!


32 comments:

  1. Ummm...I definitely checking this out later!

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  2. Oh dear, they ARE addictive! :)

    I just created a few word clouds off of the top of my head without giving it too much thought. I went with whatever came to mind first when running through my ms plot. Hmm. Very interesting indeed.

    By the way, I vote for: Can you control the calling?

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    1. Whoever came up with that site is a genius! I could make them all day :)

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  3. I haven't done the cloud yet, but I like the first one: "The calling will consume you."

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    1. Thanks Joshua :)
      I'm thinking word clouds are a good editing tool also. A few lame words really showed up in one of my clouds. It gave me a list to search and destroy them in my ms.

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  4. I haven't done mine yet either, but I LOVE "The Calling will consume you." It makes me want to know more!

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  5. I like the calling will consume you. 6 Words for my books Ah. I'll have to think about that and check out the word cloud.

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  6. That is very cool!! I'll have to do that with my books!

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  7. I can't wait to go home, now! I love all three, very riveting. I think the technique could be very useful to make a hook line!

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    1. I've read that doing something similar is a good way to come up with a book title too :)

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  8. Me too - The calling will consume you! wicked.
    Um, of the top of my head, six little words, umm...
    Venom Reincarnation Power Gods Death Fables.
    Doesn't sound very interesting! :) lol

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    1. Ooooh your six words are super interesting! I can't wait to read your ms!

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  9. Oh wow! That's so cool. I'll have think about it for my novels, but I LOVE your first one.

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  10. Such a cool idea! I'm heading over for word clouds now and I know I will be addicted! I'm addicted just looking at them! As for your prose... I love the top one (where you cross out control and put consume!) So cool!

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  11. Definitely The Calling Will Consume You! I love these word clouds, I think their extraordinary in putting on paper what we really feel about a story! LOVE IT!

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  12. I love this idea too :) Hmmm...I'm going to have to think about that for a while. And sorry I added a T to your name on my blog today :) I'm a terrible speller, but I fixed it. Thanks for telling me.

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    1. Haha! I'm gonna start calling you Hopet, lol :)

      And Angie I hear ya on the type too fast for your brain thing :)

      And yes, I have butted in on your blog Hope, hope you don't mind.

      Haha! Hope, hope :)

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    2. Hopet, great new nickname for me Cassie! Like Smurfette!

      No worries on the T Angela :) I blame my husband for giving me a name destined to be messed up:) I'm thinking somewhere along the line one of his ancestors was drunk or something and wrote it down wrong, forgetting the T, and it stuck ;) And not only the T part, you don't even say it like Rober(t)son. It's pronounced with a long O, ROberson, I repeat it all the time :) Names, names, names, you can't win ;)

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  13. I think I like the calling will consume you. I'll have to give mine some thought.
    Nancy

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  14. I like the first one, and not 'cuz everyone else does. It's got some alliteration and isn't a question. What a powerful too. Love it.

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    1. Thanks! Didn't even think about the alliteration, makes it even better now :)

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