One doesn’t choose the style. You can investigate and try to discover what the best style would be for a theme. But the style is determined by the subject, by the mood of the times. If you try to use something that is not suitable, it just won’t work.
— Gabriel García Márquez
Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012
February 20, 2012 at 9:16pm
Sorry for some downtime — there was something wrong with the server. The site is back up.
On January 18 “I Write Like” will be blacked out to protest SOPA and PIPA, two proposed online censorship legislations in the US.
You can read about these bills here.
September 8, 2011 at 8:08am
I’m happy to announce that, as promised, the full source code for “I Write Like” is available under the ISC-like license (in short: do whatever you like, just mention the author).
IWL is written in Racket programming language. Happy hacking!
"I Write Like" is 1 year old!
June 21, 2011 at 10:45am
LA Times blogger Carolyn Kellogg wrote an article called "Independent author John Locke joins Amazon’s million-Kindle-seller club, but at what cost?" which includes ignorant claims such as:
“Locke makes less money with his 99-cent gambit than he would selling the same number of books with a traditional publisher.”
Are you sure he’d sell the same number of books? Why didn’t he price his books at $100 then?
Dear Carolyn, may I point you to this very useful article on Wikipedia: Supply and demand. Look at the curve. Read the explanation. I’m sure what you learn from it will improve your future articles and prevent you from writing bogus claims.