My favorite moniker for the theory of odds: The Sleeping Beauty Problem.
Note for readers and wanna be writers: I teach Creative Writing. Some free chapters follow and here is a clip:
I can help you one-on-one for a small fee, via Zoom, an Eight-"session"-course (each session includes 11 parts) with slides and more experiments than in these chapters I am giving away for free.
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I taught variations of this course at George Washington University, in the undergraduate and graduate MFA/Ph.D. creative writing program at the University of Missouri and at the Smithsonian's Campus-on-the-Mall.
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