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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I was hoping to write like George Lucas.

Here's a fun little tool that analyzes a piece of your writing and tells you what famous writer you write like. I did it twice, and here are my results:

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


I write like
Edgar Allan Poe

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Funny thing? I put in two extracts from the same piece of writing (my current space opera project). So apparently I'm writing a "Stephen King meets Edgar Allan space!!!" type of thing.

Which is pretty cool, because now that I think about it, I'd love to read a "Stephen King meets Edgar Allan space!!!" type of thing!


Call me Paul said...

Heh, that does sound cool. I've never read any (imagine) Stephen King, but I went through a huge AEP phase in university.

Call me Paul said...

Yeah, um, EAP, right? According to the captcha for this comment, I'm flumst. Indeed.

SK Waller said...

Um, that link just comes back to your blog.

Lynn said...

I did it three times with paragraphs from three different posts on my blog and it said I write like Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and P.G. Wodehouse.

M. D. Jackson said...

I did the same thing: Four different sections from the same text. Apparently I write like STEPHEN KING, EDGAR ALLEN POE, JAMES JOYCE and MARK TWAIN. All in the same book (my unpublished military SF novel).

With that kind of literary muscle it's a wonder that the novel is still unpublished.

Lord Chlorus said...

I tried the same experiment, using the exact same block of text: all I did was change one proper noun between the two submissions. It told me that I wrote like Isaac Asimov the first time, and then like Stephen King. What's weird is that "Asimov" was the proper noun that I changed for the second iteration, but I changed it to "Clancy" not King.

--- Dan

Tonio Kruger said...

Apparently, according to the sample I submitted to that site, I write like Daniel Defoe and David Foster Wallace. Who knew?