Wow, it’s amazing what you can find out about your novel by doing a random search on the net. I came across this site today Shaxpir Project. Linguistic for literature.

They say on their site: We’ve analyzed hundreds of millions of words, from thousands of different authors, training our linguistic models to recognize the most vivid words in the English language… the words that create the most intense sensory experiences: colors, textures, sounds, flavors, and aromas. Based on our analysis, we’ve scanned through the pages of this book to find the two pages at the extremes, both the most-passive and the most-vivid pages, so that you can compare them side-by-side and see the difference:

So what did I find out about ‘Stone Angels that I the author of the gothic crime novel didn’t known. Well, that my novel can be broken down into different categories: vividness, passive voice, all adverbs, ly-adverbs, and non-ly-adverbs. Yep, I know we writers must be careful about the numbers of words we use that end in ly.ie. Quickly, slowly etc.

I’ve never done a creative writing course but I do know when writing we should use all the five senses to create a vivid picture for our readers to experience our stories. The passive page Prosecraft has selected will be passive as it is mainly dialogue. Click here to read it for yourself. Do I think it is worth signing up to use this company as their site says, Does your story have a heart 💓? Shaxpir…. You can finally write that novel you’ve dreamt about…

Well, all I can say is I don’t need to use their program if they are using my novel for their example. I shall carry on writing my novels and stories the way I have been doing. As interesting as it all may seem you can’t analyse what will be the next bestseller as it is down to what the readers enjoy reading.

So is Stone Angels an intense sensory experience? I shall let the readers be the judge and jury, but you could always check out the reviews so far and make up your own mind.

By clicking on the story arc you can find the positive and negative words used 🤷‍♀️

3 Comments

  1. You have some very intense sensory moments in Stone Angels, but there are more passive areas, too. I think passive passages (heehee, that’s sounds funny) are necessary so the reader doesn’t get exhausted or jaded. Yeah, I think you’re wise to just carry on the way you are and not worry about statistics.

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    1. Thank you, Priscilla. My voice of reason. I just see the company as another one cashing in on writers’ insecurities. I’ve written to the company and asked them why are they using my novel as an example?

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