The Blue Cottage – Use of Words

word map

This word map was made from the final manuscript of the ebook. It lists the most prominent words. The bigger the word is shown means the more I used it to tell the story.

You don’t really realize what emphasis you give to words when writing until you do a word map. I am a visual person so use of this map is interesting and surprising for what is there and what is not.

One big omission was the words dead and death which I would have expected in a cozy mystery but its obvious they are not words I like to repeat. That may be a physiological thing on my part. The other word missing was ghost but I may have used their names instead of referring to them as the ghost.

The main characters are showing prominently as I would have expected and the beach location was also there.

I liked writing this short story and this word map shows me about my writing style and my use of words. I hope you found it interesting too.

The Blue Cottage will be listed free on Amazon Kindle between 16 – 18 January 2019 if you haven’t picked it up as yet.


Author: Grace

A fiction writer of cozy mysteries Grace loves animals and the esoteric. She loves the ocean and this has been her inspiration for the setting for her books.