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Successful author Mindset. The Writer's Journey Survival Handbook
To be a novelist isn't just to type. It' also about survival, the thrill of the voyage. Self-doubts, anxiety about failing, the need for validations, imperfectionism, writer's inhibition, comparative inflammation, excessive demands and much more. But, in fact, they are part of the creation and every novelist goes through them.
It gathers the mentalities that authors have experienced over the past nine years and that you may encounter at different stages of your voyage. You will find extracts from my own magazines and quotations from well-known authors. It will hopefully help you on your way to becoming a succesful writer.
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Predict the success of a novel - Writer's Edition
Is it possible for a computer simulation to forecast the outcome of a work? As I know - the thought that any mindless computer will ever have the understanding or creativity to influence the way a novel is contemptuous, but this weekend three computer specialists from Stony Brook University in New York went out to show that maybe the computer could actually help us on our never-ending path to literary achievement.
The results of this document, which has been released by the Association of Computational Linguistics - Ashok, Feng and Choi, are presented after using a clever computer analysis of over 44,000 textbooks. Can a computer really forecast the next best seller? Forty-four thousand of them were used from the Gutenberg project and covered various book types from sci-fi to poetics.
It analyzed the first 1000 movements of each of the textbooks and likened the various style features they contain to the success of the work. The success of a work in this case was judged by the number of times it had been downloaded and the amount of reviews it had got.
Finally, the researchers found a connection between the style used and the success of the work. Successfully written works used more conjunction ("and", "but") to combine propositions and pre-positions ("above", "below") than less successfully written work. Successfully written textbooks had a significantly higher proportion of substantives and adjectives to describe a situation than less effective textbooks based on verb and adverbia to perform the same task.
Successfully written textbooks use more often sophisticated verb ("recognized", "remembered") to describe thinking about characters than basic verb such as "taken" and "wanted". Overall, it was found that more popular literature has features that are close to journalism as well. It is remarkable that many authors are reporters before they become authors, you think:
Is it possible that your novel is more succesful if you work like a reporter? We will have to wait and see whether this method is suitable for literature or not, but in another paper, a computer expert from Bar-Ilan University in Israel developed an algorithms that can accurately forecast the sex of an writer over 80% of the sample age.
Choi, 2013,'Success with style: Using Writing Style to Proceedict the Success of Novels' in Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, S. 1753-1764, erschienen am 12.01. Supports the Writer's Edit technology side and enjoys the benefits of advanced search engine optimization and touring.