Your writing style

I heard of this from a friend of mine, I thought it was cool enough to share with you guys.

Its a program called "I Write Like". You pop in a bit of text from a paper, or blog, or anything you've written, and it tells you which famous author your writing style resembles most.

Here: http://iwl.me/

Every time I put something different in, my result was Vladmir Nabokov. Which is really flattering because he is one of my favorite authors!


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30 replies since 14th July 2010 • Last reply 14th July 2010

I tried with three different blog posts and got Arthur Conan Doyle, Dan Brown and Stephen King. Guess it depends on my mood on the day=)

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I don't have any blogs or anything like that, so I used most of my Covering Letters and apparently one of them was written like Margaret Atwood and the other was like Dan Brown.

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This sounds fun- I'll give it a go!!

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With my inquiry paper, I got HP Lovecraft.
And, with all my creative writing assignments, I got Dan Brown.

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Just for giggles I inserted an excerpt from Stephen King's "Cell".

This site totally nailed it. It guessed Stephen King. lol

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I write like Steven King when Im happy and James Joyce when Im depressed. I tried a story I had to write for school and blog post (they got Steven King) and a message I'd sent to someone telling them how crap I was feeling. I knew I'd written that one differently though. Hmmmm.

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Just tried myself. I write like Stephen King too. lol

I guess it makes a difference with what you read. I own every single Stephen King book in Hardback. (used to be in his book club) and I own most of his movies. lol Probably about $500 worth of his crap! I didn't realize that until my husband and I added it all up when combining our book collection. lol He was like..."gosh". lol

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Makes me think that maybe so many people read Stephen King because they can relate to his writing, because they write similarly? Like it's subconsciously comforting and familiar? I dunno, it's just a thought. A majority of the people I've heard from on my blog have gotten the Stephen King result.

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And holy cow! That's a lot of money on one author :p

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I plugged in a vignette from my Insane Asylum collection, and it said that I wrote like Ian Fleming! Happy Such a compliment, I love him! ^_____^

I was hoping I would get Stephen King, though. Whatever

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I got Stephen King too... Happy

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Hmm, the first try, I put in something I wrote really quickly when I was emotional, and I got Margaret Atwood. The second was a short story and I got Dan Brown. Then, just for fun, I put in an argument I had to submit for economics last semester and received. . David Foster Wallace. (Whom I had to look up, by the way :S) Apparently, I'm quite versatile Happy.

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I put in one of my Random Rants, and got David Foster Wallace, who sounds interesting, actually.
For a section of my essay about Franz Kafka's short story, I got Ursulla le Guin, which is pretty good.
And when I put in my Riot Grrrl article it came up with David Foster Wallace again.

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I got Robert Louis Stevenson. That figures...LOL ;)

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