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Does anyone know of any research on extracting character names from books?

The NLP algorithms I've found so far only work well for primed list of names (mostly Christian) and mostly for organic references such as in news articles, and fail completely on narrative fiction.

You know you're a writing process nerd when your employer sends you for MBTI training and your first thought is "This is like the Dramatica system, only for offices"

Organizing, "problematic" people, trauma 

*looks around*

*deep breath*

S O C I A L I S M

W O N ' T

S O L V E

E V E R Y T H I N G

*walks away while putting on sunglasses*

KDE (FOSS accessibility) thread 

Excerpt:

He was right, it did sound ridiculous, but compared to pulling a hammer out of nowhere, it wasn’t any _more_ ridiculous. And if creeps were going to put their hands on her, the ability to pull a giant hammer out of nowhere was going to come in handy.

disability; bike lights; PSA 

caring 

Y'know how you intend to write one evening but instead end up watching weird disney remix videos and reading about the history of space whales?

Yeah, that.

due to the human race advancing in many ways, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are now not capable of ending humanity. They are replaced by four new horsemen who reflect the modern age.
#writingprompts #writing

I'm a centrist: both the united states AND spain owe puerto rico reparations!

Gothic meme 

Autism and it's connection to being Transgender 

Writing sure is a good way to confront the fact that you don't know the details of some people's mindsets.

The story I'm writing works better with boredom and rebellion as the impulse for change, but to seem 'true' to current life the characters would be provoked into anxiety.

Reconciling this, I think I might be a bit out of sync with either my generation or some aspect of characterization in an important way, and I'm trying to understand it.

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