He was a fallen star, hiding away in hibernation. His attractiveness and magnetic personality fading away – long forgotten from his heydays on the stage. There was a time when he was world famous, an apple of every eye. But today only a google search might throw up a wikipedia entry about him, a footnote to his once vain glorious existence under the limelight and then his ultimate demise. Thus it is with us all.
The clock was ticking. Time was running out. Or rather the clock had turned and time had changed things. The place where wigwams dotted the landscape, now were replaced by tall buildings of modern development. The beast within man had ensured that ancient cultures were destroyed though medieval thinking. Only a miracle could save the day and ensure that flowers once again bloom naturally and sheep graze peacefully on the ravaged lands.
I’m starting a new series of blog posts with snippets of info/knowledgeI find enlightening and inspiring.
Starting today with a snippet I found in James Altucher’s email updates:
The F-K score.
The Flesch-Kincaid score determines what grade level you are writing. If your score is 10, you are writing at a 10th grade reading level. If your score is 12, you are writing at a 12th grade level. And so on.
The F-K score is calculated by words per sentence (lower is better), syllables per word (lower is better), and a few other factors.
Good sales writers aim for as low a level as possible. Anything greater than 8 is considered bad sales writing. People get fired over it.
The F-K score of “Old Man and the Sea” is 4. The year after that book was published, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize.
“Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad,considered one of the best books ever, was written at a 6th grade level.
“Crime and Punishment” by Dostoevsky was written at a 7th grade level.