A cento is a poem or story made up from extracts of other works.
Just for fun, we've created an automatic cento generator.
It selects sentences from a variety or novels, including books by Jane Austen, Dickens and Mark Twain, to make a whole new story.
You'll also find it uses books by indies such as David Wailing, Tim Arnot, Michael Brookes and, naturally, me!
I've posted a shout out for this feature - it's a lot of fun :-)
Thank you for the feature - a great little post. And I like 'Demon'.
It's made me realise I'm going to have to do something about the old texts using a dot after titles like 'Mrs'; the algorithm thought it denoted the end of a sentence.
Still, it's a work in progress.
I hadn't realised how clever it was until I started tracing the connections between each line. Very cool.
It picks a word from each line to spawn the next one.
I've upgraded Auto Cento, so you can now generate stories using two keywords, if you want to.
Some people have commented that randomly generated centos are a little disjointed, and that to write a real story requires a human.
Therefore, I've created a cento generator that you can guide, thus crafting the perfect story.