Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Walkabout Wednesday: What Famous Author Do You Write Like?

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.
(I'm bringing along a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 45:


Thanks to my tendency to lurk on the blogs of other authors, in this case Joyce diPastena's, I stumbled across "I Write Like..." a fun little online text analysis tool. Essentially, you enter a sample of your writing and it uses various mysterious algorithms and statistical analysis (bonus points if you know why the words "statistical analysis" make my little heart flutter) to determine which famous author your word choice and writing style is most like.

So I plugged in a couple paragraphs from my work in progress and got this pretty unexpected result...


I write like
George Orwell

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





Hmmm. *rubs chin* Very interesting.



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12 comments:

Braden said...

Way cool! He's a pretty good writer. I'm going to go try it.

Angie said...

That was awesome. I write like Stephen King. That can't be bad, right?

Kimberly said...

I adore George Orwell - a very flattering comparison indeed!

Stephanie Black said...

I plugged in two different selections of my text--the first time it told me I write like William Gibson; the second time it told me I write like Ursula K. LeGuin.

Sarah M Eden said...

I thought it was a fun little program. As to whether or not it knows what it's talking about.... *shrugs*

Krista said...

George Orwell is a surprise, but an awesome one!
Hmm. I tried with a selection from 2 different books. I was given Margaret Mitchell and James Joyce. I kind of like that!

Heather B. Moore said...

Funny. I was pegged as Stephen King. Maybe I should try another section of my book :)

Heather B. Moore said...

dang. now you have me hooked on that writer thing. I tried it five times and 3 out of the 5 were Stephen King. Guess I need less exposition and not so much creepy stuff. lol.

Alli said...

I got David Foster Wallace, I'd never heard of him so I googled him, I liked his quotes - he is pretty thinkerish, maybe my brain works. . .

Karlene said...

I don't know if I should be excited or embarrassed but mine said Stephenie Meyer.

Amanda said...

I tried it 4 times and each time got a different answer: Margaret Atwood, some guy I can't remember, Stephenie Meyer, and Stephen King. Apparently, I'm quite diverse.

Melanie J said...

I write like Ian Fleming.

Puh-leeze.

Oh, and my WV is: bidesses, which is almost a far more entertaining word.

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