Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Anti-literature Douchebag Alert!

Today, I was pointed towards a blog on Tumblr (it's old). It was written by one of those highly opinionated people who use dry humor and sarcasm to make points. I know, right ... what a loser! In all honesty, this sort of sentiment isn't new. In fact, it's older than dirt. I'm not going to tackle all the obvious exaggerations and sweeping generalizations. But when you strip away all the "humor," you are still left with someone discouraging interest in Wallace — which isn't fucking cool with me.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Who do You Write Like?

While reading Writer's Digest, my wife came across a link to this interesting writing analyzer. It works better if you put around a page of text, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was told how much, in my fiction, I sounded like Wallace — before ever hearing of him or reading his work. I entered a page that I wrote before, not prior to (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_sQrxAorDo), reading Infinite Jest. And it was from my current Novel, which is a work in progress. Either way, I'll take it!

I write like
David Foster Wallace
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