The Write Style

I came across an interesting article about forensic linguistics–a technique used to identify a writer’s style–in light of J. K. Rowling’s use of a pseudonym. As a fiction writer, I like to think my style varies from piece to piece, to fit the voice of the story. But does it? Something (else) to ponder!

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A Quote for Writers

I came across this still timely quote the other day.

Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand—a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods—or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.
Willa Sibert Cather, 1873-1947