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Speedbo and Me

I am embarking on a new adventure this month and it is called SPEEDBO, hosted by the incredible ladies at Seekerville. If you have heard of NaNoWriMo or Book-in-A-Month, then you know what kind of adventure I am talking about.

SPEEDBO stand for Speed Book…I think. It is all about writing a book in a month, or at least write as much of a book in a month as you can. You set your daily word count. You don’t have to share if you met your daily goal. You just write the most you can, every day. Simple as that. I’ve even added a word count meter in the side bar…look to your right…to keep track of my progress for the month.

Stop by Seekerville’s blog HERE for instructions to sign up. Did I mention they have tons of prizes to dish out for those participating and commenting on the blog? Hmmmm, yeah…they are awesome like that.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up and be my accountability partner! 

writing fun

I Write Like….????

I succumbed to the curiosity and checked out the site called, I Write Like. What you do is put in a few paragraphs of your WIP and it gets analyzed to see whose writing is similar to yours. I tried it and here is who I write like….

I write like
J. K. Rowling
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Hhhmm, that can be good in that she is famous and has money now, but in writer’s circles, well, I’ve heard talk that she is not the best writer. So what is better? To be published and have tons of people read and love your books? Or to be a great, profound, deep writer?

I couldn’t stand it and I tried again with a different snippet from my novel. Here’s what came of it…

I write like
Stephen King
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Now that is weird. But I must say it is a bit flattering. Like Rowling, he is famous and most likely wealthy. I haven’t read any of his books, other than his book on writing, so I can’t say that my writing compares with his in any way. Now I want to try again…here goes…

I write like
Anne Rice
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Ha! I think I may be supposed to write fantasy or paranormal, which is interesting, because the story I am plotting out right now is a speculative book. It’s a contemporary with a bit of magic in it. No witches or anything, just a wee bit of magic to make for a fun read.

Okay, okay, I couldn’t resist and tried again….

I write like
Charles Dickens
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Bahahahahaha! Now that is hilarious and most likely proves that this site is just a random generator of author names. I would say that my writing is NOTHING like Charles Dickens’ writing. NOTHING like it. Whatsoever.

But this was a nice way to pass the time on lazy summer day. Try it out and let me know who YOU write like.  I WRITE LIKE.