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July 19, 2010

I Write Like

I've seen this "I Write Like" thing pop up on a few people's blogs, so I decided I'd give it a go.  However, being rather skeptical of anything 'analytical' - especially online - I decided I'd submit not one but TEN random samples of my writing, just to see what happened.  Here are the results:

I wrote like:
Dan Brown (once)
James Fenimore Cooper (once)
James Joyce (thrice)
Stephen King (thrice)
David Foster Wallace (twice)

I don't know if I see these results as being accurate.  I will, however, give the application points for consistency, since I tried submitting the same work three times and received the same diagnosis each time.  Regardless, it's fun to see what pops up.

5 comments:

  1. As far as I'm concerned that whole "I write like" concept belongs on Facebook and it appears you just proved that...Dan Fenimore James King Wallace. ;-)

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  2. This thing is, all of a sudden, EVERYWHERE...gone completely viral. I have played with it quite a bit myself. It's good fun (unless it tells you that you write like Stephenie Meyer, lol!), but I don't think that we can take it too seriously. :)

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  3. PS - thanks for your very kind (and bang-on!) comment on my blog post today. :)

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  4. awesome list,
    have fun writing!

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  5. i had to take it another bunch of times other than what i posted and the most common repeat result for me was cory doctorow, who had i had to look up to even know who he was!

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