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Scientists Find Secret To Writing A Best-selling Novel

Posted at 8:20AM Friday 10 Jan 2014

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


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