This is a group for those who love to read and love to write. Let’s discuss favorite books – and the process of writing them. Books on Audible…on CD. Books waiting to be written – songs – lyrics. Let’s mine the creative process of the use of words.
Some search I was doing earlier this evening (to determine if anyone had written about how other authors influence your own writing, even adversely) gave me a hit on a now-defunct page called “Gender Genie.” And as that site is gone, even from the Wayback Machine, the following site came up as a substitute: Gender Guesser
Well, so far, after inputting excerpts from two different stories, both with strong female leads, the analyzer gave me both “weak male” and “weak female” results. Also that “weak emphasis could indicate European.” I’m guessing they mean either I’m European, or heavily influenced by European writers.
It’s nice to see I’m pretty good at getting near the middle, where maybe people can’t guess if I’m a man or a woman by writing style, but that European is harder to figure. Maybe living in this country’s most culturally-diverse city has had a positive effect on my writing after allHaikugal, Babel 17, LiberalElite like this"You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate. You! Cake or death?" "Uh, death, please. No, cake! Cake! Cake, sorry. Sorry..." "You said death first, uh-uh, death first!" "Well, I meant cake!" "Oh, all right. You're lucky I'm Church of England!" Eddie Izzard, Dress To Kill
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