The Colin McEnroe NPR talk show broadcast “The Art (and Glut) of Memoir” in January 2012. The link includes a short article and the roughly 49-minute audio. The host discusses the memoirs that have made it to the bestseller list (all by celebrities), whether “memoir” is prestigious or simply a dirty word, and some writing … Continue reading
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Predicting Popular Movies – Are Books Next?
This is a news story hot off the NPR wire. Original text at (http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/whats-behind-future-hit-movies-algorithm) A company name Epagogix has applied big data analysis to predict which movies will be hits, predicting how much a movie will make at the box office plus or minus about 10%. The algorithm evaluates scripts, plot points, actor/actress involvement, and … Continue reading
E-Feedback for Writers?
It was a few weeks ago when I blogged about the benefit of feedback that playwrights receive in a workshop setting. Can authors receive similar feedback for an unfinished work? It turns out that e-reader devices already collect information that may be useful to authors in this regard. In a broadcast by NPR’s “All Things … Continue reading