I Write Like

I ran across a post on Will Wheaton’s blog where he ran the text analyzer on I Write Like on his writing and it told him he wrote like Cory Doctorow.

So, of course, I had to see who I write like.

The result:

I Write Like. Analyze your writing!

I didn’t recognize the name, but I did recognize this awesome graduation speech he gave at Kenyon (full version here).

Now I want to read one of his books to see if he writes like me.  😉

I tried the text analysis on another story of mine, one where I had intentionally tried to write in the style of P. G. Wodehouse.  I got the same answer – David Foster Wallace.  But apparently Wodehouse is not in the database.

Who do you write like?

6 thoughts on “I Write Like

    • One paragraph, chosen at random from the middle of his essay “E Unibus Pluram” (which is what I happen to be reading) says . . . David Foster Wallace.

  1. Hmmm. It says that HP Lovecraft writes like Arthur C Clarke, though, and Arthur C Clarke writes like Mary Shelley. Lovecraft always confuses writing tests.

    The good news is that I apparently write like either Stephen King or Jane Austen, depending on whether I’m writing a horror thriller or a steampunk mystery.:)

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