Friday, April 8, 2011

Distraction Friday

Today's distraction is just a small one! I Write Like is a cool site where you paste in a sample of your work and it analyzes it to determine what famous author you write like.

It was fun to paste in different samples of my work and see if I wrote like different authors--I do, by the way. My blog posts are, apparently, like H.P. Lovecraft. Considering most of his work is dense and full of racist undertones, I'm not entirely sure this is a compliment.

When I put in the short story I'm editing, I received Margaret Atwood. While I have nothing against her, I do find it a bit odd that the writing style YA horror story would resemble that of an essayist and poet. I have to say, I wonder what exactly they use to analyze it.

So enjoy seeing who you write like! Maybe you'll be as baffled as me.


  1. Cool site! I'll go check it out!

  2. I've been doing the same thing with that site. Depending on what passage I was feeding into the program, the answer came back differently. I got Lovecraft at one point or another, and Margaret Atwood too. I also got Ian Fleming.

  3. That was fun, although I got a whole bunch of different results that I've never heard of. The only name I recognized was Stephen King, which is kind of funny.


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