Monday, July 19, 2010

I do?


I write like
Cory Doctorow

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


Who do you write like?

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22 comments:

CircuitGizmo said...

Cory Doctorow? So sorry to hear that.

Hot Damn! H. G. Wells!

Jeff the Baptist said...

I also write like Cory Doctorow. Hey at least I don't write like some 19th century socialist.

Tam said...

Three separate posts netted me Cory Doctorow, Arthur C. Clark, and Stephen King.

Hmmm...

I'm suddenly dubious about their methodology. ;)

CircuitGizmo said...

J the B: Isn't Cory a 21st century socialist?

Jay G said...

I posted my results

reflectoscope said...

I expected "monkey on glue banging on typewriter," but I got Doctorow also.

Jim

Alan said...

Same thing, reflectoscope.

Tam said...

Now I'm dying to see the algorithm.

Syllable count? Frequency of punctuation? Words/paragraph?

It's just killing me that I can't get under the hood. :(

(That, and R2D2 has never heard of P.J. or Miss King, both of whom it would be more accurate to say I "ape in a shamelessly fangirlish style" than "write like"...)

Ed Rasimus said...

Three chunks out of a short edit cut-out from "Fighter Pilot" got me Dan Brown, P.J. Lovecraft, and James Joyce. I don't think there was much stylistic shift in the 1200 word total piece.

Read it all, if you want:
http://thundertales.blogspot.com/2010/07/are-you-stylistically-unique.html

Fred said...

My paper on the problems with current (well '04-'05) de-mining operations in Afghanistan got me Isaac Asimov. That's pretty cool.

DirtCrashr said...

I got Doctorow too, but also David Foster Wallace (who?), Chuck Palahniuk and a Stephen King... What the hell IS in that algorithm?

instinct said...

Apparently I write like Stephen King or James Joyce depending on what post I put in.

I was really hoping for Robert Parker or Dashiell Hammett

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Dan Brown, and for the same text a few days later, Cory Doctorow. Stephen King with the Mike-dialogue.

They're just guessin'!

donumvitae said...

I ran a few of my blog posts and got a bit of Robert Louis Stevenson, some Dan Brown, Stephen King, David Foster Wallace, and a few others. My wife got a similar jumble. For kicks and giggles, we ran an essay by G.K. Chesterton through it and it said he wrote like Dan Brown. Whatever algorithm it uses is seriously unreliable.

God bless!

smartdogs said...

Random author generator

wrm said...

Lawdog got Doctorow, I got Doctorow... I suspect it's the subject matter.

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lee n. field said...

Dan Brown. Whom I've never, ever read. Nor intend to.

jeffreyquick said...

Me too. When I'm not writing like James Joyce.

Dan said...

Dug up a two year old drunken livejournal rant that got me Vladamir Nabakov. Random author generator sounds about right.

TheGraybeard said...

I got him, too. Cory Doctorow twice, Stephen King and Kurt Vonnegut.

I have no idea who Cory Doctorow is, though.

jeff said...

I got William Gibson consistently with submissions of my writing. Then I started chopping out bits and got different authors. But when I kept putting in the same original chapter, I kept getting William Gibson. I can live with that.