i write like…

I found an amazing website today but it’s been echoing around the interweb for a while now: I Write Like. Basically you upload some of your text and it tells you which famous author you write like…

How could I resist. Since I seemed to spend most of my university creative writing course trying to emulate other people’s style I thought I might as well get an more scientific analysis as to whose style I have been shamelessy passing off as my own.

Based on the two stories I put through this magical machine apparently it’s Chuck Palahniuk and Oscar Widle.

Proof? Well check out these rather nifty badges you get given to brag to all your friends. At least I didn’t get Stephanie Myer…

I write like
Chuck Palahniuk

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

I write like
Oscar Wilde

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

It is safe to say that I am pretty pleased with this result. However I cannot help but think perhaps this result was down to the prominence of more racy material. Perhaps my style appeals to 19th Century closeted gay men or the modern nihilists.

I am happy with this.

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This entry was published on July 31, 2010 at 6:36 pm. It’s filed under Literature, Writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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