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I write like
James Joyce

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

I got Joyce, Nabokov, HP Lovecraft and Dickens, but 2 different Joyces. I don't know about that...but I got tired of feeding it samples.
  Joyce was the first I got two of, so I ran with it...

EDIT:  3 more Joyces, 3 Stephen Kings.  Who woulda thought it?  LOL.



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Jul. 14th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Okay, that little "analysis" offends me. Dan Brown? Seriously? It told me TWICE that I write like Dan Brown. The Da Vinci Code is boring at best and predictable at worst. I don't know if I like this little analysis thing asserting that I write that way. Blah.
Jul. 14th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
I hear ya. Haven't read enough Brown to know what his writing looks like, but I don't think I write stylistically like Joyce either. I ran one of my rhymed folk story pieces through, and it told me I wrote like Shakespeare...but no, not even. That one had more in common with folk ballads and children's jingles than Shakespeare. Or maybe, even William Blake.
Jul. 14th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm just hoping Journey isn't as dry or predictable. Let's put it this way: by page 37 of the Da Vinci Code, my Dad knew who the big baddie was. He also feels that it, in part, had some computer generated text---ala John Grisham. I don't know how it determines someone's "writing style," but I don't know that it's accurate.
Jul. 14th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC)
I thought this was very interesting! I got quite a variety of answers, too. H.P. Lovecraft, Nabokov, Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, and Dan Brown. I can't help but wonder how that little analysis works. I'm going to guess it measures how much dialogue you use, sentence length, key vocabulary words, perhaps, to determine how much description you use, and things like that.
Jul. 14th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
I got Stephen King when I entered my novel excerpt, and Joyce when I entered a bit of my journal. That's a coinkidink.
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