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Who Do I Write Like?

By Brian | July 19, 2010 | Share on Facebook

I think I’m one of the last people to try this tool, which purports to analyze your writing style and determine which famous author your writing is most similar to. I must admit, I was skeptical, but I fed it three fairly different posts (my obituary of George Steinbrenner, my update on New York City’s Freedom Tower and my summary of the 2008 Financial Crisis), and all three of them produced the same result:

I write like
Cory Doctorow

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

So, here’s the irony: I’ve never read a single word written by Cory Doctorow, with the possible exception of comments he may have left on John Scalzi’s Whatever blog. I guess I’ll have to go pick up some of his books and check out his awesome writing style. ;-)

Topics: Random Acts of Blogging | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Who Do I Write Like?”

  1. Jeff Porten says at July 19th, 2010 at 6:28 pm :
    Doctorow posts all of his writing as free downloads in addition to regular publishing, so you can check him out here: http://craphound.com/?cat=5

    I’d share the results I got… but I’ll save those for the blog post. Thanks for the hat tip.

  2. I Write Like is insane | The Vast Jeff Wing Conspiracy says at July 19th, 2010 at 8:11 pm :
    [...] tip to Brian Greenberg for this one: plug in a block of text into the I Write Like website, and it’ll tell you which [...]

  3. Brian says at July 20th, 2010 at 9:53 pm :
    Score! Nothing like hearing that the new author you want to check out publishes all his stuff for free. Too good to be true, this is…

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