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Financing Your Life
by Dennis Postema

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Kindle Edition published 2014-05-04
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A novel that follows four families as they struggle to overcome debt, spending addiction, and unrealistic expectations in order to create financial security. McKenna, a single mom of two boys, works hard every day as a waitress, but she can’t make ends meet. When her ex-husband has an accident that prevents him from paying child support, the walls of poverty slowly close in. Toby and Shannon, two professionals battling a layoff and personal spending demons, must find a way to work together with honesty—a proposition that’s tougher than Toby expected. Blake and Christine, a newlywed couple in a hurry to start living the good life, regardless of their ability to afford it, work together to figure out how to get the house they dream of while starting a family and battling depression. Marcie and Kurt, two young parents struggling to keep up in an image-obsessed world, must decide whether “fitting in” is more important than financial security.

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Offline Brian Olsen

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Fun! I put in my first four chapters and got a bunch of Forgotten Realms fantasy books and two Star Wars novels...not quite what I was going for, but I'll take those sales numbers...

Then I put in my two big, climactic chapters and got a slew of Doctor Who and Torchwood , which made me immensely happy (and is a little closer to the mark).

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Cool! I got Maya Angelou, Charlene Harris and whoever wrote Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. This was from a piece of my YA fantasy and I think if you actually mushed all of those together you really would come close to the style and content of my book!

What a neat, neat tool - at least for wasting time instead of writing.  ;D

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Cool! I got Maya Angelou, Charlene Harris and whoever wrote Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.

Ransom Riggs. (I love his name.)
      
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That's an interesting link. It said I write like Orson Scott Card, Terry Brooks, and Tom Clancy.
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That's fun. I have also used this similar one in the past -> http://iwl.me/

Apparently I write like Dan Brown...as well as whoever writes the Dexter books. (My writing, not wife's in signature :P)

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Petrina comes up as similar to Iain M. Banks and various Doctor Who novels, which I guess makes sense.

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Erm, my middle grade novel came up with Stephen King's The Green Mile  ???

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All of my similar books were about Doctor Who...

I don't even...but OK.

Me too. But the closest similarity on anything was 43% for me. I did get 42% & 41% for a couple Cormac McCarthy books, some Harry Turtledove and Peter Straub. That seems like a weird combination.

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That's fun. I have also used this similar one in the past -> http://iwl.me/

Apparently I write like Dan Brown...as well as whoever writes the Dexter books. (My writing, not wife's in signature :P)

For the exact same sample that gave me a bunch of Doctor Who books, Cormac McCarthy, Harry Turtledove and Peter Straub, this place gave me...

Arthur Conan Doyle

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I just wasted way too much time with this. I tried about ten different works (novels/short stories/works in progress) that span several genres, and I didn't come up with anything consistent at all. My novel (political thriller) was most similar to a Star Wars novel and Kill Bin Laden, one science fiction story brought up William Gibson and David Gerrold, another (sort of) science fiction story brought up Philip K. Dick, Stephen Fry and David Foster Wallace, and my darkly comic thriller serial brought up two John Grisham books and Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins. (I guess that last part makes sense... I've been compared to those two before.)

Interestingly, I tried several of the same texts in the iwl.me site, and got much more consistent results. It said I write like Margaret Atwood, Raymond Chandler, William Gibson, H.P. Lovecraft x 2, and David Foster Wallace x 3. Maybe it means something that Gibson and Wallace showed up for me on both sites.

ETA: Ha... I just realized that I forgot to delete an epigram from Alexis de Tocqueville at the beginning of my novel when I put it into iwl.me. When I deleted that part, it changed from H.P. Lovecraft to... William Gibson. So plus one for the cyberpunk, minus one for Mr. Cthulhu.
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The first chapter of Hunters of Omens gave me "Dune Messiah", by Frank Herbert.  :o

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My satire/parody of a memoir about a narcissistic loser ended up with a bunch of real memoirs (some that sounded to be about real narcissistic losers), Ready Player One, which is another satire/parody, and Starship Troopers, which is satire depending on who you ask. It also brought back some mysteries.

My first horror novel ended up with a mystery/thriller called Absolute Zero, a bunch of forgotten realms books, a Doctor Who book, and some cheesy fantasies with shirtless men fighting strange creatures. 

My second horror novel (a sequel to the first) ended up with actual horror related books, two Peter Straub books, someone named Iain M. Banks, and a short story collection from well known horror writers.


At least two of my books sort of ended up with some of the same genre. The first horror novel doesn't have shirtless men, or epic fantasy, or a time traveling alien with a blue box. Hmm, maybe I should add all that.



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Ok, after reading everyone's input, I had to give it a try. Suffice it to say that, if this was match making software for dating purposes, I'd be having dinner tonight with a tobacco chewing, flat-chested, man-hating Russian dwarf named Galina, and toasting the bolshevik revolution with baby mouse wine. ::)

So much for algorithms.

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This looks like a job for my latest historical romance! Let's see who I'm like.

*drumroll*

Uh... Octavia Butler's "BLOODCHILD AND OTHER STORIES" and THE GODFATHER? Well. Crap. Maybe I shouldn't have used the Black Moment chapter for that particular test.

This one is different. It's sexier. It'll totally give me... SANDWORMS OF DUNE? Seriously?

Okay, okay. Here's a chapter that's entirely composed of banter and plant destruction. That has to give me...

Lois Lowry's THE GIVER?

I think someone is messing with me.

ARE YOU TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BOOK? REALLY? IT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH, IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING? IF I GIVE YOU A SEX SCENE, ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE ME FRANKENSTEIN?!!

Curse you, artificial intelligence!

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Curse you, artificial intelligence!

It's more artificial than intelligence. :D But I give the creators credit for knowing a vital marketing lesson: You can never go wrong appealing to people's vanity. Like those on-line IQ tests where you never score below 140 and the profile says you're like Einstein or Churchill or Kant, you can't go wrong comparing writers to great writers (I mean, it's not like one of the categories is "58% s***"). 


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Surprise, surprise, three Star Trek titles, two Voyageur and one Doctor Who.
Interestingly, also one James Michener and Frank Herbert. Michener also comes up when I search with other titles. Hmmm.

I think perhaps this AI simply matches up keywords, rather than style and structure, given that books like Star Trek and Doctor Who are penned by different authors.
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I love this! I put in a sample and got PC Cast, Kelley Armstrong, and Jim Butcher.

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I put in book 2 of my sci-fi robot trilogy.



I think I'm doing something very, very wrong....

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I put in the first couple of pages of Cobweb Bride and got back a bizarre mix!

Most similar author and book is: 

William Mcgonagall - Collected Poems

Other similar ones:

R.A. Salvatore, Jerzy Kosinski, Jeffrey Lord, Terry Brooks, Glen Cook, Lois Lowry, Eric Brown, Stephen R. Donaldson, Kate Chopin

That's insane! At least there's some epic fantasy there, but still, very amusing.

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Chapter 1 of Ernest Vincent Wright's Gadsby matched Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth by Sandra Dutton. (Granted, Wright wrote a moralistic tale of early 20th-century, small-town Americana.)

So when are they going to expand their database? 10,000 titles to compare from is a nice start.

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My writing was likened to Robin Hobb's books and The Lightening Thief series of books. Given that I read a lot of Robin Hobb, I'm not surprised about that.

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Now I've got gender confusion here [Bob of Bob Kat].

I write the first draft and kathy makes it readable and good story...

First draft of WIP is more female writer like but final draft of another book after Kathy's rewrite / polish?  More male.

Hmmm
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I decided to have some fun.  ;D

I put in random text from a text generator website, that was just random words arranged as a sentence, and ended up with two 100% similarities to a survival guide and a fighting guide, with everything else being over 80% similar, with everything from a book on writing to a childcare book.

8000 words of Lorem Ipsum came up with a book about Latin Grammar, software books, a diet cookbook and a book studying the psychology of suicide bombers.

And random letters from another random text website (which produced things like ZlFKxKglCN) brought back more programing guides, but also The Deeper Meaning of Liff, Curse and Berate in 29 Languages, and a book of Jack Kerouac's poetry. Oh and a book of baby names. If I ever have kids, I want to name one of them ZlFKxKglCN.

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My humour brings up sci-fi books, and my fantasy wip brings up humour books  :o

One of the Doctor Who books in my 'simialr to' list is selling at Amazon for over $150  :o  :o


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Just put in 3 random articles from Paulo Coelho blog

-  Genres
RELIGON
CHRISTIANITY
RELIGON
FICTION
PHILOSOPHY
SELF-HELP
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