Sara McClung has a great blog at The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler. Today she posted on word usage; it’s a good one and you should prolly go read it.
Have you ever counted how many times you use a particular word? No? Head over Wordle and you can find out. It’s cool, I mean, as long as you don’t discover you have a proclivity for typing, “smarmy” or “glance.” I don’t use smarmy, but I think I should. Fun word. I do, however, have a gross tendency to overuse “glance” and “nod.” Nasty, innit?
You can also make a badass word cloud from your gorgeous manuscript. For this one, I copied/pasted my new flash fiction, Ambition: