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#1 No-Danico

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:41 PM

I found this fun little site a few minutes ago. http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ Just load in your text and it makes suggestions concerning your use of adverbs, passive voice, and just general simplicity. It also grades your level of Hemingwayness, or whatever the fuck it is. Drunkenness? I dunno.

 

The passive voice thing made me realize how much it was drilled into my head to avoid that shit. I had been told to not write like that since forever. <<<<joke


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:42 AM

Man that's really interesting, apparently my writing is too complex and occasionally passive. I'm not sure how much I want to write like Hemingway; I do try to write in my own style, but this is really rather fun!

 

Although I am slightly confused, from the little question mark next to the grading scale it suggests that you want to be more stylised and have all the bits in it it tells you to take out.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:48 AM

I put in an old piece I entered in a writing competition. 5 of 68 sentences hard to read, 7 of 68 very hard to read. No uses of passive voice, 7 adverbs, and 1 word can be simplified. Not bad I guess?


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 04:49 PM

I put in the first paragraph of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and it said it was apparently written by a fourth grader. I also put in a paragraph of a fanfiction that I wrote, and according to this thing, I am better at writing than Hunter S. Thompson.

 

Or at least more readable



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:24 PM

I put in the first paragraph of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and it said it was apparently written by a fourth grader. I also put in a paragraph of a fanfiction that I wrote, and according to this thing, I am better at writing than Hunter S. Thompson.

 

Or at least more readable

It's not about the age of the person writing it. It's the reading level. So for Fear & Loathing, to understand it you'd need to be able to read at a fourth grade level.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:40 PM

It's not about the age of the person writing it. It's the reading level. So for Fear & Loathing, to understand it you'd need to be able to read at a fourth grade level.

Oh, my mistake



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:25 PM

I put in the entirety of William Gibson's Neuromancer. Gave it a grade 4 level.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:40 PM

I put in the entirety of William Gibson's Neuromancer. Gave it a grade 4 level.

Who didn't love that book back in elementary school?

 

Now I just read medical dictionaries.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:46 PM

Who didn't love that book back in elementary school?

 

Now I just read medical dictionaries.

 

Lol, elementary school

 

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softly with the movement.  Case shifted, feeling himself harden
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:49 PM

I put it a piece I wrote a few weeks back. 2 out of 71 sentences were hard to read, 0 out of 71 were very hard to read, 5 adverbs, 0 words or phrases can be simpler and 1 use of passive voice. Not bad I suppose.