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Beginnings – How do famous writers stack up?

Author Don Massenzio

nabakovThis is another post based on the book, Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, by Ben Blatt, a book that looks at writing in a way that appeals to numbers geeks like myself as it looks for patterns and quantification of the books that we read and write.

So far, I’ve posted tidbits about his analysis of adverbsexclamation pointsgender identification in writingwriters following their own advicesimplicity in writing,  US vs. UK writing styles, author name size on book covers, and book length.

This post focuses on the parts of a book that are, arguably, the most important, beginnings and endings.

Blatt starts his analysis with opening lines. In fact, he looks at what is probably the most famous opening line from a book, “Call me Ishmael”, from Moby Dick. These words are easily identifiable and powerful in the…

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