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Friday, 16 July 2010

I write like who??

I don't know how accurate this is, but I found a link to a nifty little site that analyses your writing style and compares you to other authors.  In my case my first drafts are like Dan Brown (eek!) while a more polished entry was like Harry Harrison.  Yet another piece that I tried a rather more different, future-slang styled piece came out as David Foster Wallace (?)

So does that mean that Dan Brown doesn't edit any of his work?


Here's the site:  http://iwl.me/

EDIT:  Just tried another one and I came out as Mario Puzo.  Me like!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

...andavagoodweekend

No study or sport this weekend, yet we've managed to fill it rather successfully.  Joerg and the family came up for a few days so we decided to do a few combined family things on the weekend.  Saturday afternoon saw us all out at Blue Hole, following a walking track that wound its way up and around the gorge, following the old hydro-electric scheme that was in place around 1900 or so.  It was around a 5.5km trek but the 5 munchkins (ages 10 to 5) all managed the walk without complaint or needing to be carried.

Sunday Joerg and I took the kids down to the bike track for a ride (though Marcus was on his rollerblades).  Phoebe is still on training wheels but Heather was giving it a go without trainers.  She was a bit wobbly at first but got the idea after a bit and was thrilled to be off and riding with help.  She only had one buster but after a bit of chocolate chai tea she was off again.

The evening saw us out by the fire in the back yard enjoying toasted marshmallows and a few bevvies for the adults.  Altogether a highly satisfactory weekend.