Friday, July 16, 2010

Yeah, I Had To Try It Too

Gary Dobbs already figured this all out here but hell, I needed to know. So I pasted in the first paragraph from The Missing Husband of Mildred Malloy and it said:

I write like
Stephen King

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

Well, now I think whoever came up with this program is a genius.


Scott Parker said...

I put in pieces of different things I've written...and got back a different author every time.

Now I know what's wrong with me!

David Cranmer said...

That's what Dobbs found out also and the reason I stopped while I was ahead.

Deka Black said...

While noone write like a author who we don't like :P

Barbara Martin said...

I think the variation in selections is key, writers styles change when writing on different topics. My writing changes when I switch from fiction to non-fiction.

Though I can't complain writing like Margaret Atwood for my fiction.

G said...

I saw this link on Facebook (via Natasha F) and I popped in the first two paragraphs of a new story called "Dandelion Tears".

Said I was Stephen King as well.

I suggest you start to be very, very, very afraid.

David Cranmer said...

Deka, Yeah imagine Edward Bulwer-Lytton pops up.

Barbara, No complaints with Margaret Atwood either. The Handmaid's Tale is brilliance personified.

G, You should check out Dobb's link. He had Joyce, Swift, and Chandler.

(And Stephen K is the one who should be shaking.)

Deka Black said...

For example, David. Or the Mysterious Being who write the Shampoo ads.

Charles Gramlich said...

Just did it. I'm Stephen King as well. I was hoping for Ray Bradbury man.

Anonymous said...

Seems like as a publishing gimmick it works.


Leah J. Utas said...

I write like Kurt Vonnegut. Yay! Although I wonder who I'd get nesxt if I used some other ms.

Austin Carr said...

I was a little insulted when it said "Dear Abbey."

David Cranmer said...

Deka, Now there's some real talent in those ads. :)

Charles, I bet there's alot of us SK kids out thre.

James, Certainly true though I didn't venture any farther on their site but I'm betting many others did.

Leah, Keep trying and join our club.

Austin, Yeah, that would smart.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations! :)

I got Cory Doctorow and William Gibson on two different bits of writing, but I'm not familiar with either of them.

p.s. I was rather startled to see my book cover on your site.

David Cranmer said...
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David Cranmer said...

Don't be startled. I'm enjoying my first romance book. I'm two chapters in and enjoying.