Thursday, July 15, 2010

I Write Like...

Today I stumbled across I Write Like, a website which lets you paste in some of the text you've written and find out which famous author you write like. I tried three of my recent blog posts and was told I write like either J.K. Rowling (yes!), Margaret Atwood (superb!), and someone whose name I've already forgotten (my brain only has so much space). I didn't think much of it further than something to amuse myself while I was bored until I saw this on Paper Cuts:

I entered my last blog post and was told I write like Edgar Allan Poe. (Judging from the Twitter traffic, so do a lot of other people.)

Pretty neat. But then a colleague plugged in a paragraph from Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher” and was told it sounded like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Now THAT made me laugh!

6 comments:

Audrey said...
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Audrey said...

Neil Gaiman tried it and it said he was like Stephen King. http://twitter.com/neilhimself/statuses/18643845974

Becca said...

I apparently write like David Foster Wallace and Bram Stoker.

kalai selvi said...
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Jenna said...

Bwahahaha! I was told I write like Chick Palahniuk. I just finished reading Fight Club for book club and I really didn't like it! I found the writing style stuttery and I barely made it through the whole book. How awful that I apparently write like him!

Melissa said...

Hmm...I was told I write like Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk...seems to be a pattern here....