Reading Level Analysis of Wall of Destruction

Guy Kawasaki, who’s book Author Publisher Entrepreneur (APE) got me started in writing, linked to this really good article on

Interesting article about level and ease of reading different works. There is a test that can be done to gauge the ease and level of reading required for a particular piece. I did the first few chapters of Wall of Destruction and it came out reading ease of 75 (0-100 and 100 is easiest) and a reading level of almost 7th grade.

Now before you laugh. J.R.R Tolkien was about 6.5th grade and Tolstoy is 8th grade. I consider myself in good company 🙂

Give the article a read and find that most successful works (be it book, blog, magazine) are written for below an 9th grade level and have a high ease of reading number.


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Living in Japan, the land of Anime, the Samurai, the ultra modern and extremely old. These contrasting themes fuel my worlds. Both the ancient and new meld together into worlds where super-powered school kids defeat evil; forest spirits help or fight humans; and giant, futuristic robots battle to save civilization. Where else to live for inspiration! A screenwriter and novelist living in the suburbs of Tokyo. A love of history, space and science in general and the beauty of life inspire his tales. He is currently writing an epic adventure trilogy about the downfall of Atlantis.

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