Monday, July 19, 2010
I Write Like ...
So, "Stephen King" I got when I entered a few paragraphs from Chapter 5 of a novel I started working on 'way back when, before I got back into tech writing. I entered a few paragraphs from Chapter 1 and also got "Stephen King." Not a bad writer to be associated with, in my opinion.
Moving on, I entered a few paragraphs of a software manual that I wrote and got "Arthur C. Clarke."
Then I entered a few paragraphs of an e-mail I wrote this morning and got "Vladimir Nabokov."
I can't say much for the accuracy of the writing-analysis algorithm on the I Write Like site, but here's one thing I found interesting: I got a different writer for the different types of things I write. So maybe, just maybe, that reflects the fact that, as my purpose and audience change, I adjust my writing style accordingly--just as a good little professional writer should.
Or maybe the names of writers are generated randomly, and I'm the fool for reading in to it.
Still, it's kind of a neat site.