How do you get new writing ideas? It’s been around for a while now, I think, but I’ve only just discovered Wordle ,  a neat online toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. It strikes me that it could be used as a great teaching resource or as a kind of digital version of William S. Burroughs’ cut-up technique to generate a fresh way of  looking at tired  texts.

Here’s what I came up with from the lyrics to The Beatles’ Yesterday: