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27 January 2011 @ 08:49 am
I, as ever, am suspicious. And Extremely Stubborn. But you knew that already.  

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




In the interest of being all scientifical, I entered in a few different samples to the "I write like" website. For my current WIP piece of fluffy fanfiction, I got J.K.Rowling. Well enough, I thought, I am trying to emulate her style, there.

For my novel and three other original short stories, I got David F. Wallace. *points up* I have to admit, I googled him. If the website is going to say I write like the dude, I want to know who he is. His best known novel is a mix of hysterical realism, satire and comedy, so I think that pretty much hits it on the nose for me, generally speaking.

HOWEVER, when I put in the last thing I wrote for church - a piece on the Song of Solomon, Mr. Website spat out Chuck Palahniuk. Chuck Palahniuk, author of 'Fight Club.'

Song of Solomon, Fight Club. Song of Solomon, Fight Club. I thought about it for a looooong time (almost 45 seconds!) and I don't see it. Sorry.

And crap, I talked about Fight Club, so.... *looks around for Brad Pitt*

(That'd be cool, wouldn't it? If you broke rules one and two and he showed up? Like some sort of bruised and battered fairy fightmother.)


And then, for a play I co-wrote a few years ago, about superheroes in mediation and counseling, I got Agatha Christie.

Um.

So, in short, I don't support this site 100%. I'd say I support it 37%.

But it was kinda fun to analyze it all, nonetheless.
 
 
I am:: at the bar
I feel:: calmcalm
I hear:: Closer - Joshua Radin
 
 
 
Leigh: i like long wordsleigh_adams on January 27th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not enamored with that test. I got Chuck Palahniuk each time I took it...don't know what that says about me.

Also, I know I've already said it, but your hump drabble for yesterday? ♥

:D
Carrie Leigh: Beautiful Womencarrie_leigh on January 27th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
I dunno. I think it has less to do with the words used than it does structure. Like lots of dialogue and short sentences. It made me frowny, though.

Thanks! It was fun to write.
Jessica K Malfoyjessicakmalfoy on January 28th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
um i will take brad pitt as my fairy fight mother.

and yeah. i can totally see chuck p. that's so you.

heehee
7veilsphaedra7veilsphaedra on January 30th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
The algorhythm for that test is based on keywords and sentence length. One of my stories was about the difference in the character's manner of expression between calligraphy, ballpoint pens and wordprocessors. When I plugged in that story, the widget spat out "Ray Bradbury", because you know, the difference between writing with brushes, pens or computers has so much to do with bookburning.