If someone dusted your story, would they know it was yours?
That’s right. Take a look at your writing. Do you use a certain phrase or word over and over? I gotta admit, this is something I haven’t thought about before. Sometimes I overuse words in a draft and will toss them out later. But, I’ve never given much thought to what words or phrase identify me.
Until I read an article by Ben Blatt.
Writers are creatures of habit and have a singular voice they will not or cannot change. We don’t like change any more than any one else. If we are comfortable with a word we use it like sprinkles on ice cream. What I discovered from Mr. Blatt is using a word often is not always bad. Famous authors all have a “tell”.
Now as with all things there is an app for that. LOL
Authors leave a distinctive hidden fingerprint in their stories.
Do you know yours?
Want to find out?
Thanks to Mr. Blatt you now can!
MoWa Literary Fingerprint – Author Identifier By Ben Blatt
Can’t wait to play with this!
What about you? What do you think?
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