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20-03-2016, 07:50 AM
Who do you write like?
Have you ever wondered which famous writer your writing style resembles? If you are like me you probably haven't. The idea never occurred to me until I discovered this site:

http://iwl.me/

Quote:Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.

Any text in English will do: your latest blog post, journal entry, comment, chapter of your unfinished book, etc. For reliable results paste at least a few paragraphs (not tweets).

I tried seven posts from my blog and apparently I write like H. P. Lovecraft. This was the verdict for three of the posts. The other four were George Orwell, Dan Brown, James Joyce, and William Shakespeare.

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20-03-2016, 08:07 AM
RE: Who do you write like?
This girl that sat behind me in one of my English Literature courses.

Really, we had to proofread & give notes to eachothers papers and while I was reading hers I was stunned. She wrote with so many "although" and passive tense phrasings that it was like I actually read the paper. We both talked about it how we came to that conclusion that we wrote in that similar manner.

Oh, you mean famous writers.. well ladida. Whoever is known as a really passive phrasing writer with a lot of lacking confidence in the convictions written but loves to throw flimsy snazzy words in there every now and then. Who's that? I guess I'll have to test it out.

On my first attempt with a long sorta essay/blog post I've yet to put out there I tried it out on that and got David Foster Wallace Nice, I like many other of my generation (actually probably the generation older than me by 10-20 years) have a copy of Infinite Jest on my bookshelf that I've never read. But honestly I just got it last year so I plan to get to it actually in a couple books.(we'll see how well that one goes)

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20-03-2016, 08:16 AM
RE: Who do you write like?
I threw in a couple of my poems:

First one:
Quote:I write like
James Joyce

Second one:
Quote:I write like
James Joyce

Oh! That was a surprise.

So I tried one my longer posts from TTA:
Quote:I write like
David Foster Wallace

The "This is Water" guy? Well, I guess that's flattering.





Hmmm. Another, longer one:
Quote:I write like
William Gibson


Not one Brit? Not one?

I'm so depressed.

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20-03-2016, 08:19 AM
RE: Who do you write like?
I write like a hack.
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20-03-2016, 08:21 AM
RE: Who do you write like?
It told me I write like Dan Brown, not the Youtuber Dan Brown, but "The Da Vinci Code" Dan Brown. Sure, I'll take it Drinking Beverage

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20-03-2016, 08:30 AM
RE: Who do you write like?
I write like:

Jane Austen (based on a section from a short story)
James Joyce (based on a blog entry)
Chuck Palahniuk (based on a different short story)
Anne Rice (based on a couple of poems)

I hate Anne Rice.
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20-03-2016, 08:59 AM (This post was last modified: 20-03-2016 09:02 AM by Free Thought.)
RE: Who do you write like?
Based on a few snippets of my posts on the forum here I got:

George Orwell
David Foster Wallace
Edgar Allan Poe

I'll try writing something original in it in a few hours once I've had some sleep.

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20-03-2016, 09:27 AM
RE: Who do you write like?
I write like
Cory Doctorow - (I used my grandmothers story that I posted here yesterday) Did not know who he was, had to look him up.


I write like
Chuck Palahniuk - (I used my story about when I had my swat team encounter) Did not know who he was either, looked him up.


I write like
Vladimir Nabokov - (I used my blog and the importance of physical affection for people who live alone) Again, did not know who he was so I looked him up.


I was disappointed I didn't recognize any of the authors/journalists who it stated I write like. Also that none of them were women. Sad

However, after looking them up I was quite pleased with the results. Smile

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20-03-2016, 09:41 AM
RE: Who do you write like?
Chuck Palahniuk. Dunno who he is.
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20-03-2016, 09:50 AM
RE: Who do you write like?
(20-03-2016 09:41 AM)jennybee Wrote:  Chuck Palahniuk. Dunno who he is.

He wrote Fight Club and other novels. A modern 90s/current day writer.

I've noticed something though, I don't see many female writers on this list. I did get 1 woman, who I never heard of when I put a recent poem of mine on the list. But beyond that I've at least, not seen a female show up frequently, idk the database.

In one result I took the poem I recently posted here in the poems thread, and got Dan Brown but I also took the original version I had of it, which I only very slightly altered for posting here(mainly just form and tightening up some phrases) But that original version had be getting Neil Gaiman.

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