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Friday, December 9, 2011

Who Do You Write Like?

I came across this web site that analyzes your writing and will tell you who your writing is most similar to. I pasted a paragraph from The Berton Hotel and apparently I write like Vladimir Nabokov - who knew?

I write like
Vladimir Nabokov
I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

When I posted a paragraph from A Graceful Death this is the result I got - James Joyce.

Click on "Analyze your Writing" to find out who you write like. Leave a comment and let us know.

I write like
James Joyce
I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!


Debra from Bungalow said...

I'm going to click on the link to check out my writing style.......
I'd like to invite you over to enter my giveaway for a Beautiful Southern Living decorating book!

Helen Ginger said...

Well, hot dog, Ann! It sounds like a fun app. Although, I'm a bit scared of who I write like.

Cozy in Texas said...

Helen, just keep trying it until you find an author you like. I'm sure it will be someone with a marvelous sense of humor.

Linda Chapman said...

I am going to try this!!! I have ALWAYS wondered who I write like!!
Thanks for the info on this.....I never heard of it before. But then I am not a 'true' writer. I journal.

kalea_kane said...

That was wild. I copied several different posts that I have written and came up with Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, David Foster Wallace and Ian Fleming. Thanks for sharing that. It was totally fun. :)

Vicki Rocho said...

I love this! Not sure how accurate it is, but I got JD Salinger.

cleemckenzie said...

That scares me! What if I write like Charlie Brown? Guess I'll go see.

Thanks for stopping in at the Write Game. Hope to see you again.

Marg said...

I haven't clicked on the website. I am sure I write like a children's book writer. But that is pretty interesting. Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Thanks for the link and your comment on my blog.

Best wishes.

Clarissa Draper said...

I've done that before and it's really cool. I wonder how they do it.

Helen Ginger said...

Good idea, Ann. I'm heading back over there.

Shelley Sly said...

I've done that analysis before, and I think I got James Joyce, too. I haven't read any of his stuff though. Still, it was fun!

Lynda R Young said...

It's a clever app. I've seen it around, though I've not tried it myself.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Ann. I saw your comment that you stopped by my blog on the 10th of December, and now I'm reciprocating.

I love cozy mysteries. I love mysteries, period, especially murder mysteries.

I also like what I see on your blog. It's a "cozy" place to visit, and it's now on my list of favorites!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Satia said...


My results were "Arthur Clark" based on my uploading some poems from my chapbook.

When I uploaded part one of my novel manuscript, I got "Mario Puzo."

When I used my journal, I got "David Foster Wallace."

Are there any women authors or are they all men? Between the two of us we have five different male voices and not a woman to be found.

Lesa said...

Hello! I got Jane Austen! I hope you don't mind my adding two paragraphs here (Please delete if you do and I won't mind a bit!)

Two years ago, my distant cousin Elizabeth, whom no one ever called by a lesser name, finally inherited her grandfather’s estate. Prior to that, Elizabeth supervised the staff of his residence. She lived on his good graces, as he never expected a mere female, even his closest relative, to join his efforts to buy and sell the county, barring his own expansive property, of course.
An only child, Elizabeth was, within a year of her birth, an orphan. Her parents were killed in a boating accident. Nurses, nannies and paid companions attended her needs. As a younger child, I remember the few times she appeared at family occasions. Chauffeur-driven, she arrived wearing delicate “party frocks” and bearing beautifully store-wrapped gifts. She was tutored and later attended classes at what can only be described as a small finishing school. I imagine that Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson were, perhaps, too animated for her taste.
Think I gave the site a clue with the mention of Jane? And perhaps there was a hint of my British friends and relatives. The short story is supposed to be a mystery in the spirit of Roald Dahl, but I think I missed by a couple of centuries!

Thanks for the fun site!