Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Check this out! It is awesome!

I was over on Deana Barnhart's blog today, and she has a link to a really fun little tool.

It is called I Write Like, and you paste some of your WIP into the magic window, and it tells you which famous author you write like.

I put in the except of my WIP from the hatefest a few days ago, and got this:



I write like
J. D. Salinger
I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

And don't I wish that was true!

Check it out, it's good fun!

21 comments:

  1. LOVE it! I will be playing with this for hours now. Somebody warn me when it's time to go to work...

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  2. I put my last blog post in the box, and it said I write like HP Lovecraft. Don't know what to think about that...

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  3. Hektor, I love HP Lovecraft! Just don't try and summon Cthulhu, m'kay? Cos that'll get messy.

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  4. I have jotted down the warning and will try to avoid unnecessary messiness. Promise.

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  5. Haha, I've used that quite a bit too. One time it said I wrote like Dan Brown, another time like Stephen King, and yet another time like David Foster Wallace. Clearly my writing is very...unstable.

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  6. LOL GK! I'm only going to check one excerpt, so I appear centred and focussed! Otherwise I know mine would be the same. Although, I wonder how good the results are. I'm tempted to put in extract from someone famous and see what it says...

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  7. I placed in a subsection of my thesis ... the result was H. P. Lovecraft!! Does this mean my thesis strikes terror into everyone and not just the author? :P

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  8. This turned up on Nathan's forum a while back I remember. Turns out I write like Ursula K. LeGuin and James Joyce. Hah! As if. Fun.

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  9. Mine said James Joyce... I can't stand James Joyce. I feel like I have to get all drunk and emo now.

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  10. @ Shaye: That is brilliant! I had no idea your thesis was so chilling and disturbing!

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  11. LG, It is fun, hey? What an interesting combination you got!

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  12. @ Margo, I'm not a huge fan either. Not that I can't stand Joyce, more like I don't get him. I think you are a lot more comprehensible!

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  13. I've gotten so many different results from different snippets of writing. Though I did get Shakespeare a couple of times which was REALLY unexpected. I also got Dan Brown once. I'm not sure how to reconcile those two.

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  14. Sarah, those are two different ends of the spectrum, aren't they? I hope it means you have the genius of Shakespeare and the marketability of Dan Brown!

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  15. It is a fun site, but I tend to get different authors for different paragraphs of the same story.

    mood

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  16. Well, Mood, you're just too much genius for the progam to work out!

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  17. Well, Mood, you're just too much genius for the progam to work out!

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  18. "I think you are a lot more comprehensible!"

    I warned you to stop praising me. We are Trapper Keeper! nomnomnomnomnom! :P

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  19. MArgo, I'm not sure "more comprehensible" is praise exactly! There are many nicer things I could say about you! (Damn, I've done it again...)

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