Pick a Wordle, any Wordle!

Word count: 127 words

Reading time: Less than 30 seconds

This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help writers.  Today, let’s discuss what you can do with a wordle…

My colleague Jude Anker introduced me to Wordles, although, of course, I’d seen them before. I just hadn’t known what they were called! Or that I could create them myself. Easily.

Isn’t the name perfect? A cross between a word and a doodle, a Wordle allows you to transform text into a nifty graphic. (See the one above.)  Just go to the Wordle website, key in the words you want to use and make some choices about fonts, colours and directions — and, voila, you’ll have your very own Wordle.

The great thing about Wordles is that they can perform a pesudo-graphic element for any text you produce. Although they’re not really a drawing they look like an illustration — and that can provide your readers with some visual relief when they’re reading your text.

If you’ve never before tried to produce a Wordle, go give the software a test drive fight now. Best news? There’s no charge for it!

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