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Not Benefiting From Power Editor in 9 Different Ways
 
Was deleting their page really necessary? Lots to dig into here...
The popular website Copyblogger recently made noise by deleting its Facebook page. Was it the right decision, and what else could they have done?
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Victory through technologization.
 
I Tested a Hemingway Short Story on the Hemingway App. Here's the Results

So there's this new browser app that allows you to write/drop content into a text box and click "Edit" to determine if your writing is "bold and clear."

It's called Hemingway (http://www.hemingwayapp.com/).  

 - Yellow highlight means long, complex sentence. 
 - Red highlight means dense, very complicated sentences. 
 - Blue highlights adverbs (remove them)
 - Purple is for words that can be more simple. 
 - Green marks passive voice. 

I ran today's Copyblogger post through it, and the grade was a 5. You should gun for anything lower than 10. 

I only had one passive sentence and one hard to read sentence (which was a line quoted from the dictionary).

For kicks I thought to test one of Hemingways short story: Clean, Well-Lighted Place. You can see the results in the image below. 

Here were other short stories I tested: 

 - Indian Camp: Only one sentence was hard to read, no really hard sentences to read, but 7 adverbs (you should use fewer than 23!), 10 words that could be simpler, and 9 passive voice sentences (aim for fewer than 31!).

 - Hills Like White Elephants :score of 0, 0, 17, 1, 1. 

Turns out the score is based upon a ratio of word count because ... 
 Snows of Kilimanjaro scored ... 29, 59, 59, 22, 22 ... might look like this did a whole lot worse, but this was a much longer story (about ten times longer) ... and so the number of hard sentences you can write, so on, goes up. 

Give it a shot, and see if it doesn't make your writing bold and clear. Report back here before the end of the day. 
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All of my neighbors are purple or fluorescent pink - so I think I'm okay for now.
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+Chuck Wendig posts about "permission to suck" during NaNoWriMo. Also, steel-crushing labias.
You: I suck. Me: So, NaNoWriMo is going well, then. You: It's making me feel like a shitty writer is what it's doing. Me: That's a shame. You: No kidding. I think this thing I'm writing is crap. Me...
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Just a friendly share.
 
Just a friendly test.   click me  http://goo.gl/wvTVDp
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“Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish—a product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow—to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested... Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.” 
― Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's

via +Tyro Vogel 
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Buy: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
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I decided to choose which books to buy with a pair of dice colored red and green. It's pretty sweet, really. Take an MS Excel spreadsheet (if you don't have access to Excel, take an Open Office spreadsheet). Insert four columns and six rows into the document. Try to think of each row like a bullet sliding into the cylinder of a four barreled revolver that self-conscious Gunmen see in their darkest nightmares. Red bullets are for fiction. The greens are for everything else. You throw the dice and Voila! Like Wesley Willis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley_Willis) could have said, "EA: Sports to The Game!"
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From my grandmother's e-mail.
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Notes on taking notes.
 
I know some of you still write first drafts by hand or keep writing journals and may find this article of interest. :D
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What +David D. Levine had been up to. If you don't know who he is, look up his short stories on the internet. They are well worth the time.
 
Parsec Award finalist, Daily SF sale, and more!

So while I was busy with the ebook of Second Chance (http://www.daviddlevine.com/story/second-chance/), a bunch of good news has crept up on me. Hence, a list: 

• My video of "Dr. Talon's Letter to the Editor" (Dr. Talon's "Letter to the Editor" - David D. Levine) is a finalist for the Parsec Award in the category Best Speculative Fiction Video Story! http://www.parsecawards.com/2013-parsec-awards/2013-parsec-awards-finalists/

• I sold short-short story "Artist's Retrospective" to Daily Science Fiction!

Space Magic has received its first audiobook review (http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/space-magic/) at the Fantasy Literature blog, and it's a hit! "It rarely happens that I enjoy every story in a collection, but that’s what happened here. All of these tales are entertaining, I was pleased with the diversity of themes and styles, and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the audio production. ... [I]n my experience authors are not usually the best narrators for their own material, [but] I was surprised at how well Levine’s audiobook turned out. ... Space Magic is a professional quality audiobook and one I have no trouble recommending both for the stories and the audio production."

• "I Hold My Father's Paws" was recommended by the blog Ten to Infinity: http://tentoinfinity.com/2013/07/19/i-hold-my-fathers-paws-by-david-d-levine/

• And, in case I neglected to mention it here, I waxed nostalgic over at the Book View Café blog about my first computer, a home-built CP/M machine:  http://bookviewcafe.com/blog/2013/07/19/my-first-computer-scull-tek-cpm/
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  • University of Budapest
    Russian Language & Literature
  • Open University
    English language & Literature
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