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The Look of a Fire-Breathing Writing Dragon

Remember the fire-breathing writing dragon?

Fire Breathing Dragon on Wordle

Fire Breathing Dragon on Wordle

Here’s how the post looks on Wordle.

Almost dragon shaped isn’t it?

Wordle allows you to create visual representations of your words using tag clouds, emphasising the most frequently used words.

Thanks to wonderwebby for slowing me down and tempting me to go and experiment.  I’d seen various iterations doing the rounds, but hers was the first version that made me want to go and try it.

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  1. Jasmin Tragas says:

    hi Joanna! It even looks like a dragon!
    Aw, thanks - glad it inspired you! Fun isn’t it? I think it could also be a useful tool for writing - to see if you are on track with your message? Eg put a draft into Wordie to get an idea of how your message is shaping up

  2. Karen says:

    Joanna, this is a great wordle! I discovered it a couple of weeks ago, and have various posts from The Calm Space printed up and stuck on my notice board.

    I agree with Jasmin that it could be a very useful tool for writing, because as I selected various pieces of writing and ‘wordled’ them, I was amazed to see some negative words come out strongly, when I always think of my writing as positive. Real food for thought.

    Karen x

  3. Joanna Young
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    Jasmin, that’s a great idea. I was quite overwhelmed by the visual impact of this one and I can see how you could test things in draft and see what it looked like from a different perspective.

    Karen, likewise, that’s a fascinating point. I’m going to have to play with this one some more!


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