Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing Their Sentences

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"I'll never agree! That's worse than being a slave in prison," Ella glared as she went out the door.
And this comes from the UK Telegraph:

Scientists find secret to writing a best-selling novel

Computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can predict with 84 per cent accuracy whether a book will be a commercial success - and the secret is to avoid cliches and excessive use of verbs
This particularly hits home:

Less successful work tended to include more verbs and adverbs and relied on words that explicitly describe actions and emotions such as “wanted”, “took” or “promised”, while more successful books favoured verbs that describe thought processes such as “recognised” or “remembered”.
Am I ever going to have to do a lot of revising on current works in progress! Read the articles @ Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing Their Sentences | Popular Science and Scientists find secret to writing a best-selling novel - Telegraph

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Read the articles @ Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing Their Sentences | Popular Science and Scientists find secret to writing a best-selling novel - Telegraph
 

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