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A regular pretender

Perusing my long-neglected blog aggregator, I came across Brian’s attempt to analyze his writing style via an online gadget (which, I believe, other people tried as well). I was, for a short moment, idle, so I figured I should try that.

The results?

Unlike Brian (who was consistently pegged to the same author with every sample of his writing), I ended up as either a vary talented pretender or someone with abject absence of any discernible style.

Consider.

My short visiting Prague essay apparently resembles David Foster Wallace.
 

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


 
My latest drive-by movie roundup pegs me to H. P. Lovecraft.
 

I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

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


 
My reflection on new parenthood most closely aligns with Stephen King. (What!?!?)
 

I write like
Stephen King

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


 
My DIY adventure is in the style of Cory Doctorow.
 

I write like
Cory Doctorow

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


 
I stopped at four attempts. I have a feeling that I might have been able to drain the analyzer of all of its choices rather quickly.

While I am familiar with all of these writers’ names, I can’t say that I ever knowingly read anything by them, so there is no way for me to intelligently assess the validity of this analysis.

I always thought my writing was Kurt Vonnegut-ish…

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1 Comment

  1. Tom

    Ilya, I love the category you put this into.

    I don’t think the results are really based on anything. It’s just teaser to get you to give your name to a vanity publisher. “Learn how to publish you manuscript.” Give them money and they’ll be happy to teach you. Or give them more money, and they’ll publish it for you.

    But it was fun. 🙂

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