Wednesday Writing — I write like who? And Cover Reveal

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

typewriter vintage office desk Jill Wellington Pixabay
Jill Wellington at Pixabay

Just before I started writing this post, the part of my brain that I call “Squirrel” because it bounces around like a dog who’s just seen a squirrel… Squirrel!!!  Where was I?  Oh, yeah. I had landed on something about the “I Write Like” place that most writers have visited at one time or another. You know, you enter a few paragraphs of your book, hit enter, and behold! You are presented with the name of the famous author whose writing yours resembles.

Every time I’ve been to that site, I’ve gotten a different “famous author” that I write like — and with text from the same stories.  I entered part of episode 2 of my new blog serial The Armadillo Files.  Result? Stephen King. 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I like Stephen King, and I adore watching him on interviews.  However, my serial is not, and will not be horror. So, I tried again and entered part of episode 1.  “I Write Like” came back with some anti-copyright blogger that I never heard of, but apparently he’s famous. 

Mildly pissed off, I decided to get even.  So “The Armadillo Files” is like Stephen King, huh?  I took an (online) extract from Mr. King’s crime novel, “Later.” I clicked enter. Do you know who Stephen King writes like?  Not Stephen King.  James Joyce.  Did you know that, Stephen?

Still feeling snitty, snarky, and generally disagreeable because it really would be nice if I actually did write like some famous, rich, well-loved author, I took another snippet from King — “Bag of Bones.” Copy, paste, enter.  Ready Stephen?  Now you write like that anti-copyright blogger guy, that I also supposedly write like. In that case, maybe it means I really do write like Stephen King.  I’m giving myself a headache…

Mr. King doesn’t need to do cover reveals.  Millions of loyal fans await his every word.  I, on the other hand, need the help of promo posts and great reviews.  So, here’s my cover for the September issue of “Dead of Winter.”  

Cover Reveal

Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement, by Teagan Riordain Geneviene
Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

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Thanks for spending part of your day here.  Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump.  I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!

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Dead of Winter — All the Journeys

Universal Purchase Links

Journey 8, The Lost Library

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Journey 7, Revenant Pass

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Journey 6, The Fluting Fell

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Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls

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Journey 4, The Old Road

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Journey 3, the Fever Field

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Kobo:  Dead of Winter: Journey 3, the Fever Field eBook by Teagan Riordain Geneviene – 1230004609599 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Journey 2, Penllyn

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Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

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Kobo:  Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak eBook by Teagan Geneviene – 1230004446033 | Rakuten Kobo United States

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63 thoughts on “Wednesday Writing — I write like who? And Cover Reveal

  1. Your cover reveal is excellent!
    Forget that “I write like” stoopidness.
    You write like YOU!
    I’ve actually gotten resolve from this post.
    Critics in my personal world say…your drawings are flat, where’s the light coming from, I don’t think I’m drawn to what you want me to focus on. Study famous painters!
    I don’t want to draw like certain famous artists. I just want to draw like me.
    I’m getting angry. I’m going to do what I want.

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    1. Dear Resa, I’m stunned that you’ve gotten that kind of BS. I love your drawings, and I wouldn’t say so if I didn’t. My response to them is “Wow. How’s the view from up there on your throne of self-righteousness?”
      If my post gave you any inspiration or resolve, then I’m happy. Keep drawing your way. Huge hugs my friend.

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  2. Hello, Friend:) Am surprised at your comment of having difficulty following the rules of challenges – there are so many rules in writing (I can’t keep up with)! Or is it selective focus? Love the doors here:) Have a lovely weekend, Genevieve … Emille (Jesh)

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    1. It really does seem extremely random, Teri. I’ve used a few paragraphs and got one author. Then used a huge swath (that included those paragraphs) and got someone else.
      I just got really snarky when Stephen King didn’t write like Stephen King. :/
      Thank you about the cover. Happy weekend hugs!

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    1. LOL, since I don’t write horror, imagine my surprise. And amazing as Stephen King is, I couldn’t help being surprised when his text didn’t come back as writing like Stephen King. Yeah… Hullaba Lulu came out and made me snarky with this post.
      I hope you’re doing better. I find that I’ve been pushing my back way too hard. Although “too hard” is actually so very little in the amount of work accomplished. Sigh… It’s going to force me to learn. Take care my friend. Hugs winging back to you.

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    1. Well, Jan, maybe Dan Brown should hope to write like you. 🙂 I just get annoyed because it tells me something different every time — even with in the same page. I guess I could keep giving it blocks of text until it finally tells me what I want to hear. LOL. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. LOL. It’s keeping an eye on her. I put so much thought into that cover. Most of my ideas were too much for my skills to accomplish. Then I thought of the eye, which was part of the story and did what I wanted in a relatively easy way. Thanks for the lovely feedback. Hugs again.

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  3. Stephen once had a story that was a short-lived series on TV, ‘Kingdom Hospital’ that had an anteater as a character, maybe that’s why they compared you two. Actually I think he took that story from an old Dutch tale.

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    1. I never saw Kingdom Hospital, but I heard someone else mention it not too long ago.
      Based on messing around with that site, I think they detect sentence structure, and what “person” the writing is in. And then maybe they spin a roulette wheel…
      Thanks for spending part of your day here. Hugs on the wing!

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  4. I’m smiling and laughing a little as I read this, Teagan. I think it’s funny that Steven King doesn’t write like Steven King.

    I love the cover for the September Journey. I’m looking forward to that. But, I hope you’re still writing like Teagan R. Geneviene. I like her stuff 😏

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  5. I had to laugh about your experiences with the “I write like” app. Apparently, I write like Stephen King too which made me laugh out loud. Your new cover looks exciting. Your series goes on my ever growing reading list and I wonder if you have it as an audiobook too 😊

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    1. Welcome Liz! Haha, I see that had the same effect on you. I can see how the I Write Like site might work with wording, but still… every time I give it a block of text it gives me a different author.
      I’ve always wanted to narrate one of my books, but never find the time.
      I narrated the prologue of the initial novelette here:

      New Series Launch — Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak


      Thanks so much for spending part of your day here. Hugs on the wing!

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      1. Thanks so much and a gentle hug back. I’ll check your prologue out at lunch time. I suspect the AI aren’t that well programmed to suss out the subtleties of different writers 😉 . Have a productive Thursday 🙂

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  6. Love the cover, Teagan! That very menacing eye behind the door/gate! Oh, I’ve had pretty varied results when I’ve checked that site as well. I love the fact that you reversed engineered the thing and the results you got. (I think I once got Oscar Wilde, which pleased me no end, as I’m a fan, but write nothing like him, I’m afraid). I think it means that although computers might be creating content already, they are unlikely to get a sense of what makes someone’s writing unique (at least for the time being). Big hugs!

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  7. I’ve never read Steven King, so I can say. But I have read “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series and I definitely find the “The Armadillo Files” reminding me of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Also, have you seen any of the “Red Dwarf” episodes? Those come to mind also reading “The Armadillo Files”. At least the “I Write Like” place gives you some interesting perspectives.

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      1. In Red Dwarf the guy comes out of suspended animation after 3000 years. One character had evolved into a man from a cat. I saw some of the episodes years ago when we had Netflix in its early years of sending DVDs back and forth. I don’t have Netflix anymore.

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        1. Ha! I’d remember that, so no I haven’t seen it.
          Netflix is the only TV I pay for, no cable of any sort since 2014. Lately I’ve been able to find more full-episodes of TV shows (and movies too) on YouTube (not the paid version). I’ve been watching mysteries like Rosemary and Thyme, and Poirot. Since I like to watch episodes in order, that can be a bit of a challenge.

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          1. We got to the point it’s too much of an effort to watch movies. So it was ¡Hasta la vista! to Netflix. It’s really convenient to watch snippets of shows of YouTube. Since they have commercials and other none essential parts of the shows cut out, they often fall into the time limited of my ADHD.

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