I happened to write a book once. It was told by the main character - an educated adventurous gentleman with a long yet dignified name. Yet, when I sent the manuscript to the publisher, they told me that not only was it extremely boring, I also had to change the name of the hero.
I was so shocked, that I ripped and threw away my book, and forgot everything about it.
Today I found several pieces of it and it doesn't look as bad as I remember (perhaps I got a little nostalgic, though). I could even try to rewrite it from the scratch. The only problem, though, I can't remember the name of the main character that I liked so much. Also, some of the pieces I found don't make a lot of sense (supplying tar for parties, for instance). That's why I need SE help once again!
excerpt 1 (preface)
Young people nowadays tend to r, might I say, "cool" things. The w world is open to them after they "leave d in various subjects, yet remaining infantile. I had already mastered clan my years of college, but modern youth prefers to foolishly try drums, guitar, c.
excerpt 2 (college hobby)
After a while I mand to mase bread baking. I became a permanent supplier of tar, sometimes, canapes for student parties. I've even experimented with hallucinogenic products: my hashish cakes were exceptionally good, and M were still acceptable. By the time I got my graduation ndless offers of a job from restaurants were going my way; but I had already chosen to be an adventurer.
excerpt 3 (lucky note)
While I was hastily making a fire to protect myself from the danger, I saw the last oming for me. He was alone - a minute ago his ban all of my friends, one by one, so he was the only one remaining hungry. In that exact moment the pebble fell from my clumsy hand and cluttered on the temple's we ceramic floor tiles, making a weirdly pure sound. What surprised me, the made the ogre stop in its place, as if he was stunned! It was similar to that time when my music skills made a dramant, back in the Cave of Death...
excerpt 4 (sickness)
Many ed doctors gave up, trying to find the reason for my disease. I can say, ness is the only one that treats me now; those weird psychis are getting stronger with each day. An ancient doctor once claimed that den jars, accumulate the sickness inside for our whole lives, and we get sick only if the a "bursts through" to vital organs.
Now, as always, I state the criteria (bonus questions are not necessary to get the tick):
1. Find and correct all the mistakes.
2. What's the hero's name?
3. Can I use it and why?
Hint 1 (graph from the book draft):
CORRECTION: ORANGE graph should end at 3, not 4! (sorry)
Hint 1 explained nicely
Each of the 4 paragraphs makes for 5 hidden words. Having taken the amount of letters in every word, and then stacking them in order: each paragraph produces a 5-point graph. The remaining graph can be considered a red herring for now (though it too has a meaning)
I used two words ending with "i" in one of the excerpts; both are shortened versions of full words.
I think hints would be too straight-forward. I'm going to post screenshots of Gareth's existing answer (see me as the ouija board spirit).