Friday, July 16, 2010

I (Couldn't Possibly) Write Like....

I suppose I'm another sucker for such gimmicks...or is it a gimmick? I dunno. I happened on lindalee's blog I Write Like......who? and I just had to go and give the "Analyzer" a try! But of course, I had to test it several times.

First, I put in most of the text I'd written myself from my blog 1920s Beeville, Texas: Shades of the Klu Klux Klan and was told:

I write like
H. P. Lovecraft
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

From Wikipedia:

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.

Great....."weird fiction"! Heh, heh. Whodathunkit?

Then I tried a section from yesterday's Treasure Chest Thursday post and was told I write like the Author James Joyce. Not bad..."an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century." But then I tried another paragraph from the same blog and was told I write like David Foster Wallace. Huh? Who's that??

I'm really tempted to just keep on testing it to see how many Authors I write like. Personally, I think I just write like ME...according to my mood of the day.



  1. That's funny. I wonder if they base it content or style? If you do more, please tell us who else you write like!

  2. I LOVED this Analyzer! I analyzed my latest post, which said I write like Kurt Vonnegut (satire, black comedy, and science fiction). I have a well-developed sense of humour and adore Star Trek. Does that count? rotfl
    One of my more serious posts made me write like Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind). What a name to live up to!