In my last post in this series, I mentioned (and linked) the blog of my friend Ian McHugh, an excellent Australian SF/fantasy writer. I wanted to mention this post of his, regarding the usefulness (or uselessness) of word frequency analysis when trying to figure out what you’re doing unconsiously in your writing, as well as when thinking about character voice, but I felt it would distract from the etude I was discussion.
Hence, another post. Interesting stuff, which I recommend you go check out.
I may try to work up a new exercise based on it, if I can.