Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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.”
Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
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!
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
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Journey 8, The Lost Library
Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
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