I’m pretty happy with my results:
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!
Try it yourself. It’s a pretty good way to waste 30 seconds or so.
Congratulations. Margaret Atwood tried it herself, guess who she writes like?
I pasted in the conclusion paragraphs from my thesis… I got Margaret Atwood, too. I guess I’ll have to read something she’s written now…
Based on a “recent” post from my blog, as well as part of the methodology and then the conclusions section of my thesis, I write like Isaac Asimov. I’m impressed that three different chunks of text gave the a consistent answer like that :p
I tried three different blog posts and got three different writers.
I tried a few different excerpts from this blog post and got the following results:
David Foster Wallace
I also tried a section from a draft of a thesis chapter:
David Foster Wallace
The first blogger I saw to have written about this was @JuneCasagrande. I won’t repeat everything I said to her, but here are some of my most interesting results.
One scene from a fantasy fiction story I wrote in the nineties turned out to be written in the style of J. K. Rowling, but if I simply replaced every occurence of the word “wizard” with the word “magician”, then suddenly it was written in the style of Ray Bradbury.
Among my other results, an essay that I wrote a few years ago as a parody of obscure, pointless, rambling essays, turned out to be written in the style of Harry Harrison, which is so much the worse for Harry Harrison.
And a short children’s poem of mine about elephants and rabbits was written in the style of Douglas Adams. I’m happy with that result.
Making Light has two devastating posts about this site and its little game.
Apparently the “test” is based on nothing more than vocabulary lists – nothing stylistic beyond that at all – and the whole setup is run by a sleazeball hyperchristian publisher trying to rope suckers into a vanity press hu$tle.
It would be pretty funny if I wrote like myself. But my blogs don’t read like my books. A short post just isn’t a novel.
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