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13
Jul

Margaret Atwood, Me & Stephen King

   Posted by: Brent Toderash   in writers

Grain of Salt I follow a number of authors and writers on Twitter, and today when I saw Margaret Atwood tweet that she writes like Stephen King, I was intrigued. Apparently an online tool can analyze a few paragraphs of your writing and tell you which author’s style yours most resembles. And I had to know. So it was that I discovered,

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Huzzah! That analysis is based on an excerpt from my unfinished novel, which according to the wisdom of some random autodrones, seems to be written at the same level as a couple of award-winning authors. Nice. As for my latest blog post, it turns out that

16
Nov

Dan Brown’s 20 worst sentences

   Posted by: Brent Toderash   in Books, writers

dan-brown Sometimes it makes me sad to realize that there are a lot of good authors out there that don’t get publishing contracts. In which case, certain other authors can get you downright depressed. You just have to laugh, I guess, to help stay sane. I refer to The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown’s 20 worst sentences.

Dear Mr. Brown,

I thought I’d drop you a quick little note — just a helpful little clarification that I thought you might like to receive, from one writer to another. Here it is:

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