Saturday, July 31, 2010

I write like...


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

Have you seen this? It's too much fun not to share.

Helen's Book Blog featured a link to "I Write Like...". Copy and paste a sample of your writing and see which famous author comes up . My latest post, Cheri and The Last of Cheri, yielded a Jane Austen match. Of course I'm delighted, but that was a slight departure from my usual style.  Think I'll experiment with a few others...

Analyze your writing here.

20 comments:

  1. Oooh, I'd love for mine to come up as Jane Austen, although when we read PERSUASION at my book group, some members said it was like a Harlequin Romance. Obviously, they have never read a Harlequin Romance (and believe I've read plenty - been a while, but I loved them).

    Mine came up as Ray Bradbury, the sci fi guy. I guess that's OK because my heart really does belong the genre fiction and I'm awfully casual in my writing. I guess that comes from being an accountant, not a writer. LOL

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  2. That was a little too much fun, because evidently I write like Tolstoy. Does that mean I'm wordy??

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  3. Jill and I must have both used our Brothers K posts as I also apparently write like Tolstoy. Ha!

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  4. I tried this a couple of weeks back, and got three different answers.

    I copied one of my really old "ramblings" and it told me I write like Arthur C Clarke. Tried another one, which told me I write like David Foster Wallace. And another one which said the same. Yay! And then I put in the fourth entry, and it said I write like James Joyce. Massive ego boost. Like, seriously massive. And then - and then, the fifth entry said I write like Dan Brown....

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  5. I am apparently a schezophrenic writer. For each post that I submitted, I was described as a different author. Hmmm....

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  6. This is too much fun!!! I'm off to analyze!

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  7. Oh, this looks like fun...I'll have to try it.

    Thanks for visiting my Sunday Salon.

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  8. Kay - Coming up Austen really surprised me, but the post I used was definitely a change - lol! When I tried another, it came up Lovecraft.

    Softdrink - Tolstoy - really?? LOL!

    Trish - Apparently you and Jill have been spending too much time with the Russians!

    Iris - Don't think any other posts would turn up as Jane Austen, but I was definitely pleased.

    Anothercookiecrumbles - It's funny how these change. Another of my entries came up Lovecraft... may try a couple more.

    Molly - LOL! I submitted two and got different results... wonder what would happen if I tried a third time?

    Beth F - Let us know who pops up!

    Laurel-Rain Snow - I'll be playing with this a little more, too!

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  9. I entered a portion of my crazy Lauren Conrad review and came up with Cory Doctorow. Never heard of him.

    Then I entered one of my regular posts. . .

    I write like H.P. Lovecraft!

    At first I was like, "Awesome!" And then I was like, "Wait, does that mean my prose is purple?"

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  10. I'm scared to do this...give me a minute and I'll see how I write...it said Stephen King!!

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  11. It would seem I write like a man...hmpf! No matter how many times I try it keeps throwing back a man's name...the last one was James Joyce. I submitted my post about my handknit tea mitten for goodness sakes!

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  12. Writing like Austen is certainly something to be proud of!

    Apparently I write like Margaret Atwood, which I'll gladly except. (With the exception of her latest Armeggedon type novels. ;)

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  13. EL Fay - LOL! When I put in another post, Lovecraft came up and I wondered the same thing!

    Staci - My daughter kept getting Stephen King, too.

    Darlene - James Joyce??? Oh my goodness...

    Bellezza - Oooh, I'd be very happy with Margaret Atwood, too!

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  14. I plugged in a sample review and got Kurt Vonnegut.

    When I plugged in an "everyday" writing piece, I got Stephen King! Watch-out!

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  15. Ti - LOL, I've had a lot of fun playing with this!

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  16. Tried this & it seems I write like a combination of James Joyce,Cory Doctorow,David Foster Wallace & HP Lovecraft.

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  17. Parrish Lantern - Seems like everyone gets multiple answers... isn't this fun? Thanks for visiting!

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  18. Well, aren't you lucky?! I submitted three different clips and got three different answers, but none of them as cool as Austen.

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  19. Stacybuckeye - I was thrilled with Jane Austen, but I didn't get that again with the other two posts I tried.

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