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New Blog

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I have a new blog over at Tumblr: #WorldWrighter. I’m not quite sure I need more than one blog, but I think there are things I’d like to share over there which are different than those over here. This one is centered around my novel writing and my writing life, and the Tumblr will focus on other writing, such as a webcomic I am working on, and also some daily writing prompts that I’d like to try (daily as in to fill in when I don’t have anything else to on my mind. Check it out. I’ve already posted a really stupid comic strip, and some notes on my webcomic plans.

Psst… My Weird West Fantasy Novel Red Rain is the project I’ve chosen for my first major webcomic. I’ve not yet decided if I will follow the story as I have it outlined, or change it up a bit (or perhaps keep the characters and write a new plot). I won’t be able to start on the artwork for it until I have saved up enough money for a new tablet and the cool graphics app that the pros use. Otherwise, I will be doing it by hand, the way I learned to do oh… twenty-five or more years ago. There are more details over there, click here and go there!

Thanks a ton for your interest. I hope to be doing much more in the upcoming months.

~Mark

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I Write Like…

#writing #amwriting

I found this interesting…

Thanks to a Facebook friend, I found a page where you can plug in some text from your novel, and it will tell you which famous author your writing style most resembles. I decided to give it a try. I grabbed some text from my latest, pulp horror novel, copied it and pasted it into the box, and pressed the ANALYZE button. It spat out the result of Agatha Christie. I think I may have read one of her mysteries when I was in high school. Certainly Ms. Christie’s works had little to no influence on my writing… or did it?

I write like
Agatha Christie

I Write Like. Analyze your writing!

Intrigued, I decided to test this program further. I went and grabbed some text from the novel prior to my latest work, a fantasy piece set in an Arabian Nights setting. The result for that text was Anne Rice. I don’t ever recall reading her work, although I did watch that vampire movie. <chuckles>

 

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