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    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010

    Who do you write like?

    My academic work got me Isaac Asimov. Yay!


    I apparently write like James Joyce for a few of my works. Not knowing who he is, I put in another piece and got Vladimir Nabokov. :D And just for kicks, I did it again and got Dan Brown. D:

    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010

    I got JK Rowling for my fiction writing, and Edgar Allan Poe for online comments. And then Oscar Wilde for academic writing? What?

    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010 edited

    Online comments got me Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown for academic work, James Joyce for Valentine poem to RVL, and H.P. Lovecraft for fiction. So that’s a nice mix.

    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010

    My fiction got Dan Brown. :[

    Academia got Edgar Allen Poe.

    I got Raymond Chandler for my urban fantasy thing. Stephen King for my WWII historical short-short and Edgar Allen Poe for my comediec fantasy (It started out funny and then took a swift turn for the gory and dark)
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010 edited

    Ian Flemming for my fiction.

    But, that was only for my Prologue. When I entered all I had written up to this point for Impish Writing I got Mark Twain.
    When I entered all 501,51 words of my 2008 NaNoWriMo story I got Raymond Chandler.

    And when I entered the above text I got Vladimir Nabokov.

    My academic work got me Stephen King.

    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010

    I got…

    Kurt Vonnegut for my humorous IW story
    James Fenimore Cooper for my fantasy/western IW story
    Chuck Palahniuk for my superhero story
    Dan Brown for my sci-fi ;_;
    And I deleted all my academic stuff, sorry.

    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010

    I got H.P. Lovecraft for my academic writing.


    Lame and ludicrous monsters but monsters nonetheless.

    What I don't get is why I got Edgar Allen Poe'd on my comedy. I mean yes it got violent but even the violent part was more slasheresque than Poeish
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010

    Jane austin for my chic lit and my purple prose got me George orwell.


    Dan Brown for my fiction. I am going to go die in a hole now, if you don’t mind.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010

    My story is apparently like Raymond Chandler. I have no idea who that is.

    My blog is like Jonathan Swift… this is acceptable.


    Raymond Chandler’s like the forefather of hard boiled detective stories.

    • CommentAuthorWiseWillow
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    Considering my writing is fluff, this makes no sense.


    Dan Brown for my fiction. I am going to go die in a hole now, if you don’t mind.

    I’m Dan Brown too, so that makes three of us now who are him. What a kick in the junk.


    What a kick in the junk.

    I can feel my self-esteem plummeting as I type.

    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010

    I pasted in a few different passages of my stories, and got a different result every time.

    I got:

    L. Frank Baum, for a longish Dunsanian short-story, but when I pasted that story by chapter, I got first L. Frank Baum, then Dan Brown, then H.P. Lovecraft. I’m not sure whether to be surprised or ashamed.
    Margaret Atwood for a few chapters of a surreal novel targeted towards very young children and for a long article I wrote about potatoes O_o
    Vladimir Nabokov from an attempt at romantic comedy
    Lewis Carroll for some whimsical fan-fiction I wrote for a contest

    I’ve read all of those authors and they all have pretty different prose styles. I guess I’m… wildly inconsistent? Or just really bad?

    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010

    Seems somewhat legit… I tried entering The Fellowship of the Ring and it said J. R. R. Tolkien. I was half expecting it to say “J. K. Rowling.”

    I, personally, am happy with Ian Flemming.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010

    When I entered a couple diary entry-style snippets, I got H. P. Lovecraft for one and Kurt Vonnegut for the other. But when I used typical third-person pieces from two different stories, I got Stephen King for both of them.

    Can’t really complain about that.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
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    I want to see who Gloria Tesch writes like…


    Apparently SMeyer writes like Dan Brown.

    Okay, would anyone be kind enough to throw a shotgun into my hole and end my misery?

    • CommentAuthorNo One
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010

    cocks gun Ready…. Aim…

    I write like Jane Austen. Should I be happy about that? (Since I never read any of her work before…)


    Let’s just have us a suicide pact, SWQ. V, you want in on this?


    @ No One: YES. Be happy! At least you are not equivalent by association to SMeyer.

    @ sansafro: Suicide pact it is.

    • CommentAuthorNo One
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    Suicide? Why not homicide? I’ll be happy to be the one who pushes the victims over the edge…


    Well, I tried a prompt response I wrote a while ago and apparently, it’s like William Shakespeare’s work. Of course.


    Maybe I shouldn’t care about this anymore…

    • CommentAuthorNo One
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010

    William Shakespeare? Cool!


    And then I got Mark Twain.

    What I’d really like to know is how this thing analyzes writing.


    I’d imagine it’s based on things that can be easily quantified, readability indexes and such. Average letters per word, average words per sentence, maybe shared vocabulary or general vocabulary level.


    I got Tolstoy for my Russian romance..


    I copied the entire text of Foundation into it and got Douglas Adams.

    Something tells me that this thing isn’t exactly reliable.


    I got Dan Brown too, and I don’t know who he is, but from previous reactions, I’m guessing that he is terrible…. Wait just looked him up. Da Vinci Code guy. I’ve never read those.

    Ooh, but to make it all better, I pasted a different section of my writing and got Stephen King. :D

    And I just put in another part and got Stephen King again.

    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010

    I got Ray Bradbury on one of my current WIPs. It could’ve been a lot worse.


    I like Ray Bradbury. I’ve only read Fahrenheit 451 though.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010

    I just pasted a section from Maradonia. Apparently, Gloria Tesch writes like James Joyce.


    Maybe that’s why she felt ready to publish?


    I typed in the opening paragraph of Night (it’s the closest book to me). Apparently, Elie Wiesel writes like James Joyce, too.

    I just pasted a section from Maradonia. Apparently, Gloria Tesch writes like James Joyce.


    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010

    For fun I pasted in The Eye of Argon and got William Shakespeare. My Immortal got J.K. Rowling (LOL). I agree with sansafro about how this thing works; it probably only analyses superficial similarities with other authors, like sentence length, overall wordiness, etc. It’s a fun tool, but I wouldn’t stake my life on it.


    My Immortal got J.K. Rowling

    How brutally ironic.


    I got James Joyce when I put in a section from my Impish writing.

    For fun I pasted in The Eye of Argon and got William Shakespeare.


    My Immortal got J.K. Rowling (LOL).

    I stand corrected. That is win.


    I rarely write sci-fi/fantasy, so here’s my outcome.

    Fluffy/love: Charles Dickens
    Philosophical(ish): David Foster Wallace
    Academic: Margaret Atwood
    Letters to someone: David Foster Wallace
    That Valentine I wrote for II (to Moldorm): Arthur Conan Doyle

    Meh, not bad, methinks. ;)

    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2010 edited

    Apparently, my work in progress is in the tradition of James Joyce? I do not see the correlation, but I still feel honored (as long as my WIP is like Dubliners and not so much Ulysses…)

    My academic writing is like Dan Brown???!!! How the hell did I pass the IB History exam?

    Wait…I just tried an AP English sample. Now I write like David Foster Wallace.

    My letters are also like Dan Brown.


    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2010

    Apparently J.K. Rowling writes like J.K. Rowling.


    I got David Foster Wallace on two of my better things and Dan Brown on the unedited NaNoWriMo manuscript.

    I didn’t know who that was, but he comitted suicide two years ago? I’m not sure which one I’m feeling more concerned about…

    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2010

    It’s made it to CNN.

    Kim Kardashian: We pasted in a blog post from the reality television celebrity about bowling. It’s written like: Irish novelist and poet James Joyce.

    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2010

    Justin Beiber writes like Stephen King.




    Goddamn it, now I have an image of Stephen King singing “Baby” in my head.

    So is it too late to call bullshit on that site?

    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2010

    3 times out of 5, I got H.P. Lovecraft.

    Poetry critique: H.P. Lovecraft (...?)

    Prologue to The Fox and the Prince: H.P. Lovecraft (What? o_O)

    All of what I have written of TFatP so far: Vladmir Nabokov (Yay?)

    Blog post: Margaret Atwood (...?)

    Short story about a giant, carnivorous slug: H.P. Lovecraft (Now this makes sense!)

    So, bets on how long it’ll take me to craft the next Cthulhu? :P

    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2010 edited

    I tested quite a few samples of my writing. It seems I write in a manner similar to Oscar Wilde, followed by Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk for academic assignments. On one blogpost though, it said I wrote like Stephenie Meyer. Wtf?

    But then again, the post was about Twilight. Hopefully, that’s the only reason.


    On one blogpost though, it said I wrote like Stephenie Meyer. Wtf?

    Twilight does read like a blog.

    I got Jack London for one piece, James Joyce for another, and a fellow called David Foster Wallace for a third. I’m okay with this.


    My essay on Jane Austen is written like… Jane Austen. I’m going to take out all the references to Austen and see if that makes a difference.

    Nope, still Jane Austen.

    YESSS!! A pastiche I wrote of Jeeves and Wooster = writing like PG Wodehouse.
    non-romance fluff: James Joyce.
    Opal/Cudgeon fic: Cory Doctorow. Um. Okaaaaay?
    something I actually care about: Stephen King.

    I know it is irrational to be happy about that last one, but I’m still happy :)