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    Who do you write like?

    Pinched this link from a TV thread, pretty cool site....

    I Write Like

    It uses some kind of stats analysis to compare your writing style with someone famous. Probably just useless novelty but a smart website, as rather than linking to the author it tells you you write like, it links to an amazon page selling their books.

    Apparently I write like Cory Doctorow, some lefty I never heard of. Didn't even think I had a style, thought I'd be compared to some 8 year old story writer.

    Who does your writing style emulate?
    Last edited by 9999; 03-08-2010 at 03:59 PM.

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    That is a very clever link you found.
    I typed in one of 'Baby Makers' posts and it told me I post like a retard.

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    I came up with Dan Brown

    My sample:
    I just arrived in Chiang Mai after riding the famous Mae Hong Son loop from the south. I rode it from the the north a couple years ago.
    Lovely road about 600kms of twisting and turning through amazing scenery. The weather was lovely, overcast and an occasional light sprinkle, deliciously cool.
    Many of the numerous rice paddies were planted and the rice sprouts reflecting a luminescent sort of green.

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    I write like David Foster Wallace, Cory Doctorow & Chuck Palahniuk apparently.

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    I think I broke it and got blocked from the site, thats the last time I copy one of terrry57's posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    I came up with Dan Brown
    Now that is a bloody insult; will you start legal proceedings?

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    Bram Stoker - pretty scary eh!

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    I put in a paragraph from one of my novels ( ) and came back as David Foster Wallace. Could be worse...

    David Foster Wallace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia







    (Of course, the sites a farking scam!)

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    Hmmmmm.......apparently I write like Leo Tolstoy, which speaks volumes for the accuracy of the analysis.

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    ^ his stuff was pretty long winded and boring too...

    ( only kidding; Tolstoy's stuff was quite good...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ his stuff was pretty long winded and boring too...

    ( only kidding; Tolstoy's stuff was quite good...)
    Yes, I'm his short winded and boring ancestor. I had to go back several pages to find a post I'd made that wasn't a one liner ! Still, when I tried out the same post twice I got the same answer so that proves I have a talent.
    Ah well, just off to finished todays novel " Whore and Police " ..... out soon !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    I came up with Dan Brown
    Now that is a bloody insult; will you start legal proceedings?
    I kinda like reading Dan Brown between stints of Nietzsche, Aristotle and Stendhal.

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    I typed in

    " I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils;
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."

    It said I write like H P Lovecraft

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    I remember the stories about Graham Greene entering a couple of 'write like Graham Greene' contests; he didn't win, but placed well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    I kinda like reading Dan Brown between stints of Nietzsche, Aristotle and Stendhal.
    Quite an eclectic library you have there Mr Earl.

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    I came up with Dan Brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post

    Apparently I write like Cory Doctorow, some lefty I never heard of. Didn't even think I had a style, thought I'd be compared to some 8 year old story writer.

    Who does your writing style emulate?

    Me too. Do you think he`s on commission?

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    I Write Like Jonathan Swift

    Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
    Jonathan Swift

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    I think I broke it and got blocked from the site, thats the last time I copy one of terrry57's posts.
    Foking hell DD, I was going to do the same thing but I was shit scared I'd be killed by shrapnel when the machine self imploded.

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    Looks like I write like Vladimir Nabokov. I had to look him up to even know what he wrote. His most famous work is Lolita.

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    Used a Sir Wilson post and it came up as KingWilly.....??????

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    I stuck in this and it came up with the yank Jack London. Disgraceful.

    There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
    That the colt from old Regret had got away,
    And had joined the wild bush horses - he was worth a thousand pound,
    So all the cracks had gathered to the fray.
    All the tried and noted riders from the stations near and far
    Had mustered at the homestead overnight,
    For the bushmen love hard riding where the wild bush horses are,
    And the stockhorse snuffs the battle with delight.

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    i write like dirty dog apparently

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