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shy_scribe
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 6:38:07 PM
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Have you ever put a sample of your writing into a text analyser to see who you write like? Not sure how accurate it is, but it's kinda fun!

I write like...

My result was Cory Doctorow. I'm going to have to go find out who that is now! laughing9
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:16:58 PM
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I got Stephen King.

I wish I had his storytelling ability.
nicola
Posted: Sunday, August 22, 2010 3:35:01 AM
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I write like: Stephen King. That's odd considering I mainly write business reports and pulp fiction!

I wonder how many authors they have in their database?
Love_Always
Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:48:42 AM
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Mine was Anne Rice- that made me giddy and I seriously yelped- I've read every book she's ever written!
I basically worship her like a god.
Life is funny :-)
Guest
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 6:43:57 PM
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love2write wrote:
I got Stephen King.

I wish I had his storytelling ability.


I got Stephen King too! Tried it with a story that I will be submitting here in the next day or so.

Not only do I wish I had his storytelling ability, but wish for his bank account and movie deals as well dog
Ashleigh
Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010 9:00:13 AM
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I plugged in my longest written piece to date (88,000 words, unfinished), and I got David Foster Wallace.

I'm not sure how accurate the analysis is, but I loved that comparison. I think he's brilliant. drunken



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sprite
Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:12:21 AM
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I write like Lewis Carroll...

obviously, i put in Wonderland. it must have been all those Alice in Wonderland references. while i disagree with the assessment, it does make me kind of happy, so i'm going with it! :)



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tjwell01
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 10:08:22 AM
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It seems unfair to suggest I write like any of my favorites, but don't we all model after those we love? I guess I write like my dad and Chuck Klosterman, my two greatest influences.
Mandsi
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:12:18 AM
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David Foster Wallace.. who ever that might be.

If you can read this I'll enjoy your company.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:19:50 AM
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It says I write like DirtyMartini...

Who the heck is that???

I once knew a drinker who had a moderating problem...

saturdaynight
Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 6:53:53 AM
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funny... i did it twice and had two different authors. one was charles dickens the other chuck palahniuk
ladysharon
Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2011 11:01:25 AM
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Cory Doctorow

Sherzahd
Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 1:20:41 AM
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My writing style differs with every one I write, they are all pretty much dependent on my mood at the time inspiration strikes...

Entered one of my poems though and got Anne Rice, which delights me no end... love her work.

“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”


elitfromnorth
Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 2:32:36 PM
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Took a blog entry, that was like William Gibson(who I have no idea who is)

Took one of my erotica stories, and that turned out to be Cory Doctorow(no clue)

And I took one of my comp entries here and apparantly that was like Mark Twain!

Now I just need some good story ideas and some skills and I'm gonna become a legend=P

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Mandsi
Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 2:55:45 PM
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Hahaha! you might ;)

If you can read this I'll enjoy your company.
DLizze
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06:25 AM
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I tried three different segments from the first chapter of a story I have up on another writing site which shall remain nameless, though it is well-known by many members here. Each segment was at least three paragraphs long (more, if it included dialogue).

I got the following results: Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and Margaret Mitchell.

Interesting. I have never even heard of Chuck whatsisname, let alone ever read anything he (or she - it could be a pen name, for all I know) has written. So, just now, in the middle of writing this post, I did a copy/paste of his name, and followed it with the word "excerpt" and took the time to read the beginning of chapter one of Lullaby. It is incredibly disjointed. With a gazillion sentence fragments. All tossed in, in little bits and pieces. The thoughts jump around. That don't seem to fit.

I was just about to give it up as a lost cause, and shake my head wondering how some people get to be on best seller lists, when I suddenly realized I was geting interested in the story. Go figure.

Now I have to admit, I am passingly familiar with both Stephen King and Margaret Mitchell. Dr. Rabbitfoot scared me simple (Ghost Story is the only thing I've ever read that gave me nightmares) and I can quote lines from GWTW ("I don't know nuthin' 'bout berthin' no babies, Miss Scarlet" and "Oh fiddle de dee. I'll think about that tomorrow." and the line everyone knows, "Frankly, my dear...") but I am not concious of particularly liking either of their writing styles.

So this all comes as a bit of a shock, and makes me ask two questions: 1) How many authors are in the possible list of results; and, 2) What would happen if one copied and pasted the first page of James Joyce's Ulysses, or John Steinbeck's The Wayward Bus into the little box?

By the way, I don't know who started this thread, but the first word in the title should be the objective form, "whom".

"Any book not worth reading twice was not worth reading the first time." Oscar Wilde
Colors_of_the_Wind
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:19:29 PM
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Well, gee, I guess it depends on what I'm writing at the time, because I got...

Chuck Palahniuk or whatever, never even heard of him, when I typed in Love You Through It the first time.

The second time, I got Stephen King with my story Zana- Part One, and the same thing the fourth time with Meghan- Hair, a poem:

The third time, I got James Joyce by typing in Frightening Thoughts

I write so differently for each piece, I guess I confuse it.
I wonder what would happen if I put two of those different writings into it. Would I get someone completely different? Or would I really confuse it?

Hm, random thoughts. :)


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DianaShallard
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 8:13:55 AM
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Wow, thx for sharing this. I would have never known something like this exists.

I too got Chuck Palahniuk as the author I emulate -- and I used two different samples to make sure, and it gave the same answer for both.

I have not read Chuck's book "Fight Club" and I'm not sure I'd want to, but I'll have to check out some of his work at some point and see if I agree with the analysis.

Ooh, just checked Wikipedia. Chuck writes Transgressive fiction. Not sure if that's where I'm going with my stories...

"Transgressive fiction is a genre of literature that focuses on characters who feel confined by the norms and expectations of society and who break free of those confines in unusual and/or illicit ways."

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HK4167
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 1:47:09 PM
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Cory Doctorow. Never read his book before and now I need to google him.
Circle_Something
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 7:05:10 PM
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Really, I got William Shakespeare? Very odd... Well, I did write it in a sort-of-archaic style, so that'd explain it. I think I just write like myself. Sure, I have influences, but I have an inimitable style, much like most people who write, whether that be for fun or professionally, one person is very seldom going to say exactly the same thing as another, even when they mean the same thing. Still, quite a fun website. At one point, I got Vladimir Nabokov and Stephen King. If I had any the aforementioned authors' writing chops, I'd be jamming!

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Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:39:10 AM
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Don't need no stinkin' text analyzer to know I write like an unpublished novelist. (sigh)

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gypsy
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:16:27 AM
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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Don't need no stinkin' text analyzer to know I write like an unpublished novelist. (sigh)

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Lfunny

Make room for me on that one, except I have no aspirations to be a novelist. Short stories are my preference.


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