Or indictment. Heh.
Last night, I ran across the site I Write Like. Bizarre title for a writing site, but…anyway. It’s supposed to tell you whose style your writing resembles most. So I thought, hey, this sounds like fun; I’m curious, so I’ll give it a go.
I collected ten blog posts from the archives, basically at random (I looked for length, not subject matter). According to the results I received, I’m either quite the eclectic writer, or my every post is a schizophrenic shot in the dark. Think Jackson Pollock with a pen. So who do I “sound like” when I write? The results from their script’s analysis of ten different posts indicate that I Write Like:
- Dan Brown
- Cory Doctorow
- H.P. Lovecraft (twice)
- Douglas Adams
- David Foster Wallace (twice)
- J.D. Salinger
- Stephenie Meyer
- And on the last try: Stephen King (yay)
But then I got to thinking, I cannot possibly resemble all these famous people — two of whom I’ve never even read. They’re just randomly selecting names. So I tried something different. While glancing around my desk, at Facebook, at a couple of websites I had open in tabs, and about the parlor in general, I simply typed whatever words caught my eye:
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The result? James Joyce.
So much for thinking I’m a writer, ja? Pshh….