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More fun stuff for our talented group of RR writers.

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Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.

Any text in English will do: your latest blog post, journal entry, comment, chapter of your unfinished book, etc. For reliable results paste at least a few paragraphs (not tweets).
Analyze your writing here.


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I found some stuff I wrote last year and pasted it in.

I write like:
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Okay. It says I write like David Foster Wallace. I wish the site said something more than just the name. All I can think of is that both of us tend to write (or tended, in his case) at length!

Oh, dear. Does this mean I need to take another shot at Infinite Jest? But it's so LONG!

I believe that's Joyce, Sky, isn't it? Good grief, it could almost be Johnny Depp in that portrait.

(hmm...apparently I blog like David Foster Wallace, but I email like Nabokov...strange)

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Cory Doctorow?
I've never heard of him.
A 39 year old Canadian blogger.



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Well, you'd better read him then, hmm? grin


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Hmmm.. I, apparently, write like Stephen King, James Joyce and Raymond Chandler. (Raymond Chandler in one paragraph and then James Joyce in the second paragraph of the same post). I just popped in another old post of mine and - on that day - I was Kurt Vonnegut. Sweet. Not sure we should put a lot of faith in this particular 'test'.

I just entered a paragraph from Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" and it correctly picked Kurt Vonnegut as the author. I entered an HP Lovecraft paragraph and it correctly identified that - then I tried James Joyce and it got it right again. So, perhaps I'm wildly inconsistent in my writing.

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Oops. I'm fickle.
The first time I used a post from RR.

I tried it again using an email I wrote to a friend (you, Mellow) and now I come up with Vladimir Nabokov author of Lolita.
His wiki mentions use of many descriptive details and a preference for actualism over realism and "Nabokov's English combines aching lyricism with dispassionate precision in a way that seems to render every human emotion in all its intensity but never with an ounce of schmaltz or soggy language".



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Well, I have yet to know you to be schmaltzy about anything except, possibly, food. Soggy? Maybe...but not when you remember to use beer mats.


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I need to wait to get home - I can't put some of the things I write on an official computer... heh.


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I submitted a few paragraphs from a technical document I wrote for work. Apparently, I write like Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code, etc.).

I have published non-fiction. Maybe I should take my wife's advice and start writing speculative fiction.

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