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"That's Jeff Vader, that is."__"I am not Jeff Vader, I am Darth Vader."__"What, Jeff Vader runs the Deathstar?"__"No, Jeff… No, I run the Deathstar."__"You Jeff Vader?"__"No, I'm Darth Vader!"__"Are you his brother? Can you get his autograph?"__"I can't get it… No, I'm… All right, I'm Jeff Vader! I'm Jeff Vader!"__"Can I have your autograph?"__"No, fuck off, or I'll kill you with a tray! Give me penne a la arabiata or you shall die. And you, and everyone in this canteen! Death by tray it shall be!" Eddie Izzard, Circle
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