The chart below illustrates how a characteristic curve of composition (a line graph highlighting the word-by-word dropoff rate for the favorite words in a corpus) can be used as evidence for a common author or origin between two or more texts. For NaNoGenMo novels, similar curve comparisons may also make it easier to for researchers to discover influences and common origins among multiple texts without having to read them.

To use the interactive graph below, click on the titles of works to show or hide their curves. The three works shown by default are the original works -- well-known literary texts that inspired or provided fodder for many NaNoGenMo books -- and the rest are generated books.