Thursday, July 29, 2010

Find Out What Famous Author You Write Like

At Joann's Best I discovered a fun little site that analyzes your writing samples and then tells you what famous author you write like based on your word choice and writing style. Since I was curious, I used several random samples from the book I wrote in memory of my dad, "My Funny Dad, Harry."

At first, I just picked a couple to see if the results would match. They did not. So then I chose more random samples (20 total) from my book to see what authors came up most often. I questioned if it was just a rotation automatically that came up, but there were repeats and once I got the same result twice in a row. I repeated a section I did earlier to see if I would get the same result, and I did! You can use lengthy samples for better results. Here's what came up for me:

Kurt Vonnegut 1 time



I write like
Kurt Vonnegut
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


Corey Doctorow 10 times


I write like
Cory Doctorow
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


Stephenie Meyer 3 times


I write like
Stephenie Meyer
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


Stephen King 5 times


I write like
Stephen King
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


Chuck Palahniuk 1 time



I write like
Chuck Palahniuk
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

This was pretty fun.  It also shows you some of the books written by these famous authors.  Go ahead and try it at I Write Like.



To find out more about my book and why I wrote it, read the Foreword here. Tweet This
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2 comments:

Mountain Woman said...

I came over after reading your post on your other blog. Really interesting to see your results and it will be fun to try it.

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