Authors’ writing advice comes to life - Authors A.I.
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JD Lasica
March 9, 2021

As an author who is also the keeper of the family tree, I was intrigued by My Heritage’s announcement of their cool new visualization app late last month. Called Deep Nostalgia, it’s caused quite the sensation on social media, with TikTok users in particular uploading old family photos and watching them images come to life like something out of a Harry Potter novel.

Some people are freaked out by the whole thing, but I find it fascinating. In a couple of years, as with all things tech, we’ll find the whole thing a bit mundane as these kind of advances become engrained in our daily lives.

The technology, of course, can be used for just about any photos (though I do encourage you to use it for your family tree, as I’m doing). So I thought it would be interesting to see how some of our favorite authors might look in Deep Nostalgia, attached to some of their best writing advice. As for the authors themselves? I think they’d be bemused.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

 

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is … the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
 

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

“Your intuition knows what to write so get out of the way.”
 

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
 

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag

“A writer is someone who pays attention to the world.”
 

James Joyce

James Joyce

“Mistakes are portals of discovery.”
 

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
 

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
 

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
 

Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O'Connor

“You ought to be able to discover something from your stories. If you don’t, probably nobody else will.”
 

Robert Louis Stevenson

 Robert Louis Stevenson

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”

 

Go forth and create!

A final word: As authors, we respect copyright. Some of the imagery you see above is still under copyright. I have not included the original images here but only the transformed work used for editorial purposes. I hope you’ll be inspired to go forth and create your own works that live through the ages!

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