7/18/2010

I write like ?... really?

Over the years I have aspired to write like William Stringfellow and / or Hunter S. Thompson. It turns out I do neither. A little program called "I write like..." suggests first that I write like Vladimir Nabokov, then later like Dan Brown and (using one poem as a basis) James Joyce. It's all hokum, of course, but fun. Try it yourself. Here is my badge. I've always wanted a badge. 

(Thanks to Fr. Micky for the lead on this.)

I write like
Vladimir Nabokov
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip. Seems I write like J K Rowling. Or Cory Doctorow. Depending on the passage analyzed. As both passages were from the same post .....?

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  2. I came out James Joyce but I have no idea how to get my badge onto my blog. Ah well...

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  3. According to "test," I write like Dan Brown. I find that rather interesting.

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  4. From other people's comments, it would seem that a lot of people write like Dan Brown. You write like you.

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  5. Tried a couple of different passages. I'm either Arthur C. Clarke or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Guess the big difference was the references to "interstellar space" or "mystery".

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  6. I got several analyses that I wrote like David Foster Wallace (whoever he is), two Dan Browns, a James Joyce and a Jane Austen.

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  7. Mine was H. P. Lovecraft. Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." I don't know what this says about my family, as the sample was a couple of paragraphs of an article about an ancestress, Abigail Roberts (1715-1760).

    Hal

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