For the next installment of our series on the Helix Review, we recently spoke to John Locke, author of “Stuff I’ve Written So Far,” about his experiences with the Helix Review. “Stuff I’ve Written So Far” is a compilation of various works, including essays from his first semester as a doctoral student. John Locke covers a variety of topics, but, throughout the book, there is a common thread – economic and social justice.
Tell us a bit about your book:
“Stuff I’ve Written So Far” is a collection of essays on topics of political revolutions and US intervention in world affairs.
How would you describe your writing style?
My writing style is mostly scholarly, however I can’t resist interjecting a bit of irony and sardonicism from time to time.
Why did you decide to submit “Stuff I’ve Written So Far” for a Helix Review?
I wanted to see how my book measured up to others in the genre.
How are you going to use what you learned?
I am encouraged. By comparing my book to another text that I have a great deal of respect for, and receiving a favorable review, I can proceed with confidence as I work on my next book.
What would you tell someone considering trying Helix?
It’s worth a try.
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About the Helix Review:
Back in May we launched an experimental new offering called Helix, and dubbed it The Personality Test for Your Book. Helix is powered by The Book Genome Project, a massive database of over 100,000 of the world’s best-known books. And basically, it gives you a way to upload your manuscript and get back an incredibly rich and unbiased perspective on your book.
Lulu authors are currently using Helix to gain a better understanding of their book for marketing purposes, and in some cases to gain insight into their writing style. For the first time, we’ve caught up with some of the earliest Helix Review customers to hear more about their book and writing style and what they hoped to learn from Helix.
If you are an author that has used Helix and would like to be featured in the future, please tell us about your experience here.