Like Who?

Sometimes it’s this:

I write like
Margaret Atwood

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Other times it’s this:

I write like
Cory Doctorow

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

Also:

I write like
Stephen King

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

And also:

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

And, after one last sample, this:

I write like
Vladimir Nabokov

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

So, what a fun little algorithm thingy. I write like Margaret Atwood and a bunch of men. There’s my halloween costume!

Atwood: Canadian, novelist, short storyist, other stuffist. (Very incisive style.)
Doctorow: Canadian, novelist, blogger.
King: American, novelist, other stuffist. (I like his tips on writing. His horror is compelling, and maybe I agree with his comments on Stephenie Meyer. Maybe.)
Wallace: American, novelist, essayist. (“Consider the Lobster” is pretty dang awesome. His commentary on Kafka is great, too.)
Nabokov: Russian, novelist, short storyist. (I’m not very familiar with Nabokov, but I do appreciate Russian literature quite a bit.)

These authors are all rather dark, but I trust the algorithm thingy uses keys words and syntax to determine common styles. This doesn’t mean that I’m trying to deny the melancholy or macabre in my stuff, I just find it all very interesting.

2 thoughts on “Like Who?

  1. Very interesting. I remember when I tried that out after hearing about it on NPR. I tried a few of my books and even different amounts of one book, and each time the result was different, so I’m not sure how accurate that thing really is…

    • I mostly used excerpts from this blog, and authors that came up more than once were Doctorow, Nabokov, and Wallace. Yeah, I don’t trust it much, but it was pretty fun

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