Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

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Someone showed me this today, so I decided to input all my books, including my current project, and this blog. It takes allof the words, and puts the most frequent ones into a shape poem by size. Not surprisingly, the words "actually" and "quite" and "probably" come up a lot in this blog. It's a hangup of mine. And then there's that mammoth Internet!

But the hilarious thing for me is the prevalence of "like" and "just" and "even" in my books. I suppose those words are bound to come up a lot. (Wordle takes out the really common words like the articles and pronouns.) It's not like I'm a valley girl.

Inactivist:

Grammar Architect (I like how the four main characters got equal time, and that "time" is so important):

and the start of my new book, Chris Eaton: A Biography:

That last one actually sums up what the book is about so far, too: fishing, stories, someone...

Give it a try.

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Chris Eaton

Chris Eaton is the author of two novels: the inactivist (Insomniac Press, 2003) and The Grammar Architect (Insomniac Press, 2005). He also writes and performs music in the band Rock Plaza Central.

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