A command-line tool to help you with your word choice
Wordchoice Command-Line Tool
The following will print the 10 most used words.
$ wordchoice test/ulysses.txt -n10 13609: the 8134: of 6550: and 5841: a 4788: to 4619: in 3034: his 2712: he 2431: I 2391: with
To print the 10 most used words and write a bar graph:
$ wordchoice test/ulysses.txt -n10 -o distribution.html