Taking nearly all the magic out of writing, researchers in New York have developed an algorithm to determine if you have written a best seller. Or not, as is more often the case.
This procedure for ‘calculating’ a bestseller looks at the correlation between writing style and commercial success. Not surprisingly the research began at Project Gutenberg with the success of the novel determined by the number of downloads. Less successful novels relied on Amazon’s sales ranking, and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown was included because of the sheer weight of negative critical evaluation in spite of its enormous commercial success. Continue reading “The Log of Consciousness”
My second day as an invigilator and my first stint as ‘The Patroller’. I wanted a cape and mask but was given a clipboard instead. My job was to patrol; to be there if any of the invigilators in 10 … Continue reading You Have 15 Minutes Left
Yesterday was my first day as an exam invigilator. As days go, it was pretty uneventful although I did trap myself in a disabled toilet using nothing more than the power of my mind and the belt from my coat. Luckily I managed to free myself by reverse engineering the power of my mind and the belt from my coat. I was the youngest invigilator by about 200 years. It seems to be a twilight career choice; something to get you out the house when you no longer have a real job to define you. One invigilator seemed to relish … Continue reading You May Begin
David Bishop a.k.a Satan’s meat-suit is a lesbian. He is also annoyingly right. If he hadn’t bitten off all their heads,you would be hearing my chickens coming home to roost. Continue reading You know when you’ve been Bishopped
Peer pressure has never had much effect on me. When I see a horde of people all moving in one direction, it’s my nature to walk purposely and quickly in the opposite direction. This might be because the first time … Continue reading Peer Pressure