Friday, July 16, 2010

I write like...

Check out this very strange website that analyzes a few paragrpahs of your writing and tells you who you write like.

I apparently write like Chuck Palaniuk, a fact I find hilarious and way off target, not that I'd mind writing like the author of Fight Club.  I remember hearing him read and talk once, and how how said that he emulates Amy Hemphill, which also seemed like a strange and unlikely comparison to me.

UPDATE: Someone inputted a section of the phone book into this database and was told that they write like Thomas Hardy.  So: maybe not such a good judge of authorial influence.  Good to know that as of yet, computers can not do a writer's job. 


Katie said...

I just typed in "Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello." about 100 times and was told that I write like J. D. Salinger.

Cactus Flower said...

I copied and pasted an excerpt from Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" - it told me that Steinbeck writes like Mario Puzo.