The best way I have found to make a wire word is to practice writing it out on a paper before hand. Lay the pen/pencil down on the paper and try to make the word flow without lifting your writing tip off the paper. This forces you to think about how to bend the wire before you start (hopefully eliminating some unwanted kinks) and it lets me pre-plan where beads might look nice as well as the overall size I'm going for with the finished project.