Tommy Donbavand: a Wordsmith versus Cancer

Tommy Donbavand is a writer’s writer. By the time I made his acquaintance online, he’d written and published over one hundred books, primarily for young readers; Scream Street, one of his oldest works, was on the BBC as an animated TV series; and he’d also written Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, which came out for the Doctor’s 50th anniversary.…

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Writing like Anne Rice?

I apparently write like Anne Rice. There’s a tool called I Write Like ( that uses a Bayesian classifier (which I’m told is also what’s used for fighting spam) to analyze text from you and compare that to other writers. I fed it the scene from Numbercaste where Patrick Udo is at his father’s deathbed, and voila: